Monday, October 11, 2010

Baby Boy Gift Pack

My sister-in-law Alison asked me to make her some baby stuff for her babysitter who just had a baby boy. She went with me to pick out the fabric and I just finished everything today.

I think it turned out great!

In all I made a nursing cover, 2 burp cloths, a wipes case, and 2 bibs.

Everything matches
The bibs
Nursing cover with adjustable straps

Burp Cloths
Bird detail on the Burp cloths. I thought a flower would be too girlie.

Wipes case. I love the buttons and ribbon on it.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Crib Bumper

I finished the crib bumper for Colin's bed!

This is quite an accomplishment considering the fact that he is only 2 weeks old.

I think it turned out pretty cute. It took awhile to make, because I cut out all of the animals by hand and then had to sew each one on.

It's pretty wrinkled. I will iron it, but I was so excited to be done that I just had to put them on the crib right away.

I have extra material so I plan on making a blanket to match.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I've been super busy getting ready for my baby boy to arrive.

I've made quite a few things and I hope to get some pictures soon. Tomorrow I am going to start making bumpers for the baby's crib. Wish me luck!

A couple of weeks ago I decided to start selling some items on Etsy. It has gotten off to a slow start, but I am optimistic that things will pick up. Hopefully soon I will have a little more time to make more items to sell.

In my sidebar
you can see a few of the things that I have for sell. If you wouldn't mind looking at it and telling me what you think, than that would be great. :)

I do customs orders, so if anyone wants me to make something for them, just let me know.

Here is a cute baby shower card I whipped up for my sister-in-law the other day.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wipe Cases

Another easy thing I made was a wipes case. I used scraps from my diaper bag. All you need is a hot glue gone, a plastic wipes container, ribbon, and any other embellishments you want to use.

Isn't that so much cuter than a plain old plastic container?

I made this one for my sister-in-law to match the burp cloths I made her. It turned out so adorable!

Diaper Bag

I have finally finished the diaper bag I have been working on for awhile. It definitely tested my limited sewing skills, but I'm proud to say that I got it done and it turned out great! :) My mom helped me out with it a lot at first. Thanks Mom! I was able to finish it up by myself.

And now for the reveal.....

Voila! I love the colors. It has four pockets on the inside and three on the outside. I can't wait to put baby stuff in it to bring to the hospital.

This is the pattern I used.

I made it like this diaper bag, but I added a button to the bow, because I think it made it even cuter!

Burp cloths

I have had an obsession with making baby stuff lately. Probably because I'm having one soon. I decided to make a bunch of burp cloths. They are really easy. I cut out my own pattern with a Kohl's Ad and then used that pattern to cut out a piece of fabric and a piece of terry cloth. Here are pictures of the ones I've made so far:

I made these ones with scraps from the material I used for my diaper bag.

These ones are for my sister-in-law. She is having a girl. They make great gifts!

Another one I made from a fabric scrap.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Nursing Pads

On my quest to make as many things as I can before the baby is born... I ran into a little brick wall. You see... I've never been much of a seamstress and so I hadn't used my sewing machine in a long time. When I got it out to start sewing, I couldn't find the foot pedal anywhere! It's probably under my house in a box or something.

This sat me back for a couple of weeks, but then I finally decided to just go out and get a new sewing machine. I just bought a simple one; so it wasn't too expensive, but it has everything I need for now.

Since then I have been sewing up a storm!

My Mom sent me a link for an easy pattern to make nursing pads. I thought it was such a great idea. Then I won't have to keep buying the disposable ones.

They turned out to be really easy. All you need is some fleece and some flannel. You cut the material into circles the size of CD's and then you sew together three pieces of flannel on top of one piece of fleece.

I made ten pairs for myself. I figured they would last me for 5 days at a time.

To see a more detailed description of how to make these nursing pads, click here.