Crafty Mamas! - Page 8
Everything looks great you guys! I am feeling so behind on projects. Now I am limiting myself to the functional things (read BORING things), but necessary. DS and I made wipes the other day out of a mismatched flannel pillowcase I found when putting away laundry. I have the stuff out right now to make some pp pads with the leftovers from that and some prefolds that didn't make the cut (I remember being slightly embarrassed when people would see me using them to diaper DS because they are pretty ratty around the edges, but I always thought to myself, "They are going on his BUTT, to catch POOP/PEE for goodness sakes! Does it matter if they are a bit frayed?" Anyway, some friends gave us their huge stash of covers and prefolds, so I can recycle the ratty ones into pp pads!
carmen, Did you make the whole pillow or a new cover for an existing form? I like the fabric, by the way!
Crafty. I love the closet.
I finally got some photos of some of what I have been working on. Her quilt and some room things are finished too, but I will wait until I get the bunting put up to photograph those.
Carrier stuff sacks a la Red Charlotte on etsy. The first on is for my friend due two days before me (I have the same fabric ready for one for my cousin). Fabric is Dwell Studio for target bedding via a consignment sale.
Stuff sack for my carrier. The pink stripe is me cutting the fabric too small and them being awesome.
Doll carriers for Bee and her friend (whose mama gets the stuff sack). I posted the link to the tutorial above. They were super fast to make.
Me (37 weeks today) in my new gauze wrap. Bee lent me her baby doll. 5.5 yards of gauze from fabric.com (3.99 yard) cut in half and hemmed. I dip dyed for the gradient with Dylon. I have another the same dimentions that I need to hem (I sort of tie dyed it by coiling it). I think it will be a ring sling.
Cover for my Target wipes. We use cloth at home, but these are one of my going out essentials. And now they are cute and have a strap. There are snaps on the bottom to open it up.
Carrier straps covers. Snaps on the back with a tea towel inside. I have more to match the zoo bags made that just need their snaps.
Carrier is my Onya that was originally brown and green. Which are not my colours. So a long wash and some navy Dylon later, it is blue.
I also dyed some of my muslin blankets and a nursing tank turquoise this week, but forgot to take photos.
Love all the craftiness. Here is mine and still working on the one diaper cover I'm knitting for this little one. lol
My belly cast dh did for me. 37 weeks 2days
Close up of mobile stars and flower above changing table.
Tried to put them high enough so that me and dh don't get hit in the face with them every time we change a diaper.
Cathy, awesome belly cast and mobile. Is the cast papier mâché or something else? Did you have to Vaseline your body before you did it? We used to do that in high school with face masks, but I know some of that was because of eyebrows.
Now that I have a craft closet, I need to make some new crafts! My old craft area was our DS's room. He doesn't sleep in there, but his stuff overtook my space and I just stopped getting stuff done.
Similar to your pads for your carrier, Leigh, I think the last thing I made, if you can call it that were suck pads for DS's ergo. I just used two Thirsties wipes (thick & wash cloth-y) and sewed Velcro on them. Ta-da! But now I have space, I can't wait to do more actual stuff!
Well, I haven't done any crafting for baby (that will come later, I suspect), but I did finish decorating our basement guest bedroom where my sister-in-law will be staying for a month! We painted and installed the chandelier, then I sewed the pillows and we spray painted an old thrifted headboard. I love how cheery it is now!
Coffee. The gauze for two wraps was about $20, but you have to make two since you can not sew two shorter pieces together safely. $3ish for the dye. I think it took more time to iron the edges then it did to hem them. I got the gauze at fabric.com and I got a few more things to get to free shipping.
These are the tutorials I used.
I found them on pinterest, where I am LeighPF
Such talent around here!
Finally finished a couple hats, one for baby girl, one for baby boy. Pattern said 0-6m, but they are definitely more on the 3-6 m side and will be perfect for the fall and winter. DS has now requested one too so I have to figure out how to make it bigger to fit his head or find a similar pattern for a toddler.