Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Getting ready for baby {Wraps}


Store bought wraps are cool and all...but why buy them when you can easily save BIG bucks by making it yourself? If you're not a sewer - or feel crafty you don't have to. All you really need for a basic wrap is 5-6 yards of fabric and a pair of scissors! You can actually get 2 wraps out of it. I'm always a sucker for a 2 for one special!

I serged the edges and added a button to mark the middle point because that's just how I roll. But if you use a jersey type fabric you can leave the sides alone since they wont fray!

Speaking of serging...This is the first time I feel like I got the tension just right - isn't it nice? I {heart} my serger!

This is the first time I'll be using a wrap other than my ring sling (which I LOVE) but since I could make this for so stinkin' cheep, I figured why not?

p.s. there has been a lot of recent warnings in the news about the safety of baby my opinion baby wraps are completely safe to use as long as you feel confident in how you use it. Common sense first always! I've always practiced with a baby doll first to get the basics down before placing a real baby in there. You tube has some great videos if you're a visual learner like me!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Getting ready for baby {Burp cloth re-do}

{Burp Clothes}
I made tons of these for baby...this is just a few I pulled for the picture

Confession: I saved almost every nasty cloth diaper type burp rag from my first baby.

Because I used them on a daily basis, they were the most used/most haggard baby item I owned. BUT because I'm cheep I didn't get new ones for this new baby...I just dyed them and put some scrap fabric down the middle to fancy them up a bit. Hopefully these will survive the first few months with more grace and style then they did when they were plain.

(with the plain rags, after the first dozen washed I was actually embarrassed when I pulled them out at church. I was constantly repressing the urge to assure anyone who was in eye shot of them that they were indeed clean...just loved)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Getting ready for baby {Nursing Cover}

{Nursing Cover}
a Lime-Made Original

My nursing cover. It's combination of Hooterhider and poncho. With my first baby, I liked the boning aspect of the Hooterhider, but HATED how exposed I felt on the sides. I'm just not comfortable showing skin...even with my mom or sister. I liked the poncho idea but I missed the I made a combo! I added hooks on the inside to provide a sleeve-like aspect that can hook and unhook depending on what side the baby is on and made the neck width adjustable.

This being a first pancake, I'm not sure how this will work out for me. I'm hoping for success...but I wont know until the baby arrives and I can try it out!

(More posts to come! I've already scheduled them!)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Green is the new pink

Emmie and I had "Leprechaun Day" on Friday since St. Patrick's day fell during Spring Break this year. In honor of the event I finally had a reason to make something out of this shamrock fabric I've had for YEARS! I used the, oh so popular, Market skirt tutorial from MADE. This is the first time I made the skirt and used my serger. One word: awesome.

I made this headband for Emmie also, but she decided she wanted me to wear it...I didn't complain - I love it! Felt is my new best friend...we've bonded.