Monday, March 15, 2010

My Very Own Nursing Cover *second try*

I fell in love with this fabric. I had no idea what to do with it- I originally thought it would be an outfit for a friends baby, but selfishly, I kept it all to myself.

One item I could not live without with Jake was my nursing cover. I found an awesome tutorial at Make it and Love it (see first try post) and put my own spin on it. Then, I made a cute burp cloth to match. I'm very pleased with how they turned out.

This one is not reversible, like the tutorial I looked at. It's pretty lightweight too. The one I made for a shower gift was very heavy, but appropriate due to her having a fall/winter baby. My summer baby and I will be nice and cool under this pretty cover. It also takes up less room in my diaper bag.

Why the purple diaper bag you may ask? Because since I have to carry it around, I wanted a bag I liked. Boy or girl makes no difference- it is essentially my purse anyway. I love this Timi & Leslie bag- Mike got it for me for Christmas. Don't worry. The boys will get the therapy they need! : )

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Bibs for Boys!

I needed to make a cool boy project to get myself psyched for a house full of boys. While at the fabric store I found the sweetest food material- on sale! I originally saw them awhile ago, but decided not to buy. I never stopped thinking about what great bibs they'd make so.......

I made 8! Yes, 8 in one day! Mike occupied Jake for me- I think he knew I needed some good crafting therapy. Thank you Mike.

Again, Jake refuses to pose so his stuffed rat, Mousey, inherited the job. Disgusting? Yes, but the little guy just LOVES Mousey!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Cotton Gauze Swaddle Blanket *first try*

Know a very trendy baby gift? Muslin Swaddling Blankets. Aden + Anais sells this set for around $38.99.

Ridiculous, right? I agree. I love them though- breathable, soft, large, and good for just about anything you would need a blanket for. Lucky me I found the fabric (cotton gauze= muslin or pretty close to it!) on sale at Hancock fabrics. So, for $3.50, I bought the fabric and segered the ends.

See how lightweight and breathable the fabric is?

The first time it was pink (see previous post), but by switching the thread to blue I was able to salvage the project nicely. They did have prints at the store as well, but not many I liked. I decided to stay with the plain white. If a person wanted to dye it- I assume it would be a very simple project.

My son was NOT a willing model, so his poor Ugly Doll had to stand in.

A BLUE nursery

Well, I was waiting to post to tell you all how excited I am to have a little girl. I can't. I'm having a dear little boy! And yes, I'm a little sad. Maybe that's not PC, but I don't think we will be having any more children and I'm feeling a little sorry for myself never being able to sew and bake with a little girl. I would have been a good mother to a little girl, but I will be a great mother to two boys. Below are flowers from my mother. She knew I was disappointed, but didn't exactly know the right things to say. (She had a girl after all)

Since I work at a hospital, I had the opportunity to "peek" with the ultrasound machine in the department. Four ultrasounds said girl, so I was pretty surprised when the last two said boy. And let me clarify here, it is a BOY for SURE. This means I have to take back the beautiful fabrics I had boughten the weekend previous, sew new crib sheets, and change the trim on my swaddle blanket.

It's ok. I'm getting used to the idea of two boys. I even have a new plan for the nursery. And with the practice I did on the crib sheets- the tutorial I am going to make will be fantastic!!! (I'll never buy crib sheets again they were so easy!)

So stay tuned. I'm going to have to become very creative on my sewing projects for boys. I've done quite a few in the past three days as a way to psych myself up. I've very happy to share them. In the words of MADE and Made By Rae: Celebrate the Boy!