Tuesday, February 2, 2010

SIMPLE nursing cover

This is such a simple project and yet it makes a great baby shower gift or use it yourself. The size of this really depends on what you want. Some of the tutorials I read said you could make 2 from one yard of fabric. Personally I like them a little bid wider just in case. At a mom's sale I saw one of these with terry cloth sewn into one corner to wipe dribbles while baby is nursing. I thought why not have one on both sides. You don't always nurse baby on one side. The light yellow material is a square of yellow terry cloth folded in half and sewn in with the hem of the cover. There is an 11" piece of boning in the middle of the top of the cover so that you can peek at baby while he or she nurses. This gift needed to be versatile so I made a strap with suspender clips and a piece of ribbon. The strap can be used on a blanket in the event this cover is in the wash. The only thing I don't like about the ribbon is it isn't adjustable. I don't know if there is a standard link that will work well for all. For myself I just kept sizing it down until I got it where I wanted it. I've seen the clips with ribbon sold alone before with much wider ribbon. I guess some moms prefer being able to use whichever blanket they prefer. I wanted to have the option and give the receivers of this that option as well.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

What do you do with all those scraps?

These are leftovers from a few projects or remnants I bought when JoAnns had their super sale before closing two stores and opening one Super Store here. Scraps make GREAT custom burp rags/cloths. The top two are made with cotton prints and chenille remnants.  The bottom is that super soft polyester that has become popular for baby blankets topped with a large leftover piece from Emma's curtains. It will make a nice blanket to lay on the floor or a nice place to change diapers on. These don't have a pattern. Just cut pin and sew!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Car Seat Canopy

The next few days I'll be posting projects that arose out of my nesting stage with our last baby. I will try to post directions as available. I used this free template. This was a simple project if you're looking for a baby shower gift. We are currently using a cover borrowed from a friend that won't blow off of the baby in a wind gust. This cover will come in handy when it gets a tad warmer. You can use thicker or thinner fabrics depending on the weather. This is GREAT for keeping strangers from peering at your baby or getting too close. If they can't see them they are less likely to touch them.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Working on a layout

Still working on a layout/design for the page so things may be slow here for awhile...which is fine since no one yet knows the page exists!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Welcome to our little corner of the web...

Hope to get the site up and running and more personalized soon!