Here are 2 baby quilts I’ve done in the last couple weeks. The first one I made for my friend, Brienne. She is due with baby #3 in just a couple months. A boy! And the second one I made is a rag quilt and it is for my sister-in-law, Ryan. She is also due with baby #3 in just a few months as well. And she’s having a boy too!
I promised I would show you pictures of this carseat canopy and here it is…finally! I finished this project last week, but I have been so tired that I haven’t had any energy to share my crafting moment with you all. Being 38 weeks pregnant sure is difficult. Using several different blogs and I came up with my own very slightly varied version of how to put this thing together. Thank you to all you wonderful bloggers for giving me direction on how to do this!! Especially: http://just-because-i-am-me.blogspot.com/2010/02/car-seat-canopy-tutorial.html and http://www.sweetnsassygirls.com/2010/02/how-to-make-a-reversible-car-seat-covertentcanopy.htmlRead More»
Hee hee! What a corny title, but totally true. And I’m still not done “crafting.” Let’s start from the beginning. I don’t remember how the idea originated but I do know my mom had heard of making your own burp cloths from cloth diapers using scraps of fabric. I thought that sounded like a fun thing to do. So I immediately googled fancy burp cloths and POW! I received a gazillion results. After perusing through several, several pages I decided what I wanted to do. First thing I wanted to do was dye the burp cloths different colors. RIT is not the way to go apparently because it always bleeds no matter what. So my mom and I went with acrylic paint! The result of the dying was fabulous and super easy. The messy part came when we hung the dyed cloths out to dry. Here are some pictures (not of the messiness though):
Once they dried I took them home and dried them in the dryer to hold in the paint color. Then I washed them and dried them to make them soft for a little baby! My mom gave me lots of scraps of fabric and I went to town measuring, cutting, ironing, pinning and sewing the scraps on the newly colored burp cloths.
and just pulled it out of the box last week!
Fun stuff huh?! Now the other crafting moment I had last week was making a baby receiving blankie! Again I went a little overboard because I added a little ruffle on the edges (and that added an extra 2 hours to the sewing project) but boy did it turn out darling! My mom totally helped me every step of the way on this blanket. I used that wonderfully soft minke material and a satin binding ribbon for the ruffle. Here is the result of that: