Monday, July 11, 2011

Nursing Cover for a friend

A good friend of mine is due any day now.  I thought I would check out her registry one last time and to my surprise she has a lot yet to buy.  Since the closest Babies R Us is a 45 minute drive I decided to attempt to make a nursing cover (a must have) for a new mom.  I pre-washed the 100% cotton fabric, folded it in half so it's not to thin, and sew the raw edges by folding in twice and sewing a straight line, adding boning to the top middle of nursing cover.  A strap around the neck with a D ring to finish.
1 yard cotton fabric
18 inches boning
7x7 inch square piece of terry cloth
1 set of 3/4 inch D rings

Cut the cotton into:
3x42 inch rectangle (long strap)
3x6 inch rectangle (short strap to hold D rings)
38x26 inch rectangle (body of the nursing cover)

Here is my finished project!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day Craft from the kids!

Here is a super cute idea my aunt found online!  All you need is some fabric, picture frame, and your little ones hand to trace.  Sew around the edges of the hands and you have a great gift for dad!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Giveaway Time!

Drawing will be this Wednesday for the giveaway of one bandana dress.  I will post who won and then they can let me know the age of the child who will be wearing the dress.  Good luck to all my followers!!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easy crafts to do with kids for Easter!

Your kids want to make a craft for Easter, but you don't have any supplies?  Look in your kitchen/bathroom cabinets for this chick in an egg.

Half of an egg shell
cotton ball or yellow fluff (easter basket filling)
2 peppercorns
orange construction paper
school glue

Second craft I made on my sewing machine, but kids could help with the stuffing.  It's a sock bunny!

One new sock
matching thread and thread for eyes and nose
scissors: cut sock about 3 to 4 inches from the heel depending on how tall your sock is.

Soft lovie with loops.

A lot of children enjoy a soft blanket and many like to take the blanket with them everywhere.  Here is a solution (well hopefully).  I used fleece and made a small little blanket for babies or kids to take with them while away from home.  The loops are so you can add it to a clip or ring, and it wont get lost.  It's my version of the taggies.  Size 12x10, with four loops.

Woke up to a light snow, but was able to make more crafts!

I started off my evening by making headbands.  I have not had much luck with the glue gun, mostly because after a few wears it tends to fall apart.  So, I decided I was going to go out and buy SUPER glue.  Let's just say it was an experience.  Not only did I spill some of the super glue on my mat board, but I got it all over my fingers.  Thank goodness I kept my fingers apart or I would have had a real mess on my hands.   So, finally after washing my hands forever, using nail polish remover, and a filing board I'm mostly glue free. are all my new baby headbands!
I also made a size 4T-5T bandana dress with straps and a fun hem.  Perfect for the beach or a day at the park.  Along with a cute black and white skirt made from a bandana!  If you would like to make one of your own let me know and I can email you the instructions.  Or place an order and include what color and the length and waist size you prefer for your little one.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Want to personalize your child's room? Here is a quick and easy way to do so!

3- 8x10 frames with glass removed.  I used the backing of the frame to glue (craft glue) on my fabric and wooden letters that I painted black.  After the paint was dry, I hot glued two different size white buttons to each letter.  Then hot glued to fabric.  I used a staple gun to attach my ribbon (decoration only) and a finishing nail to hold up the ribbon.  Frame is actually hanging on the wall with a saw tooth fastened to frame itself.  If you wanted to use your child's full name, I would just use smaller frames.  Post your project here!