Saturday, February 28, 2009

Baby Sling Factory

Because I have so many friends and family having babies (most of them boys), I spent all afternoon whipping these baby slings! Now they are done and ready! They are so quick and easy to make. I need to make a couple nursing covers to match..but that will have to be a project for another day though.
I was thinking I will probably also make some burp cloths or some booties or something with the remnants just for fun. I love these fabrics and the flannel has been perfect for these projects.

Chalkboard Placemat

Here's something I made this week besides all my baby slings!! It's a Chalkboard on one side, and a place mat on the other! My son is SUPER into Lightning McQueen and loves eating on his new place mat. I need to go get some chalk still, but I found the idea here: Little Birdie Secrets. It's one of my all time favorite craft sites! They give a good tutorial, but I had to improvise a bit because I couldn't find the oil cloth or the chalk cloth at my craft store.

Instead, I got the chalk paint for canvas cloth and painted my own chalk board. It can still be wiped clean with a rag and soap and water. (I'm excited to find other things I can turn into chalk boards). The other side I used some of the cheap plastic tablecloth material - (because it had Lightning on it), but then I ended up covering it with some plastic so it is more durable. I used the bias tape around the sides and voila!

tip: If you choose to paint your chalkboard make sure to let it sit the full 24 hours to dry, because as it dries it shrinks the fabric a little. You don't want to go sewing everything together before it shrinks up or it will ruin your project! Otherwise, Little Birdie Secrets has some sites you can buy chalk oil cloth runs on average about $10/yard from what I have researched.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Baby Sling and Nursing Cover

Here are a couple things I made today! You can find the sling instructions here: MyKarmaBaby and I kinda' came up with the nursing cover on my own. I'll be making a few more as my sister and a bunch of my friends are all expecting, but this one is for me!! I'll post a how-to for the nursing cover when I get to it! I made them out of flannel that I got from Jo-Anns.. it is 50% off this week, so I got it for about $3/yard. I was excited!!

I was actually surprised my son fit in it, because it is made for an infant. I don't know what gender baby I am having yet, so I found this fun fabric that can be good for either and fits my personality too! They are both lined with the green fabric that you see in the strap of the nursing cover.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Chair and Stroller

Here's another quick blog.

You Can Make This

I'm almost through my first trimester. Haven't been feeling too well and have had to put the crafting aside for a little bit. But I hope to be back soon! Thanks for sticking around!

Here are a couple fun projects that my parents made for my son for Christmas! He loves them.
They are made out of PVC Pipe, then my mom sewed the fabric for them. I can't seem to get him to smile for my pictures lately! It's just the phase I guess!