Saturday, September 10, 2011

Handmade just for baby and me

It started with a diaper bag pattern from the Little Stitches for Little Ones by Amy Butler and a theme of Owls. I thought the bag looked too plain when I was done, so I added some yo-yo's for decoration. I used velcro for the closure instead of a magnetic snap, and added some sturdy plastic inside on the bottom for support.

The inside of the bag has plenty of room for all of the essentials. 2 side bottle pockets and 4 more pockets for diapers and extras. The outside even has a cell phone pocket.

The tree mural is what I decided to do next. It took forever to finish, but it was all free hand. We started out painting the room a cloud blue with a grass green accent stripe along the bottom. The room is pretty small so we are trying to keep the amount of decoration to a minimum.

Next I made the crib bumpers from the same pattern book by Amy Butler. They were pretty easy but I think I would make them without the pockets next time, or maybe only 2 pockets instead of 4. I had to buy 11 yards of fabric to make the bumpers and the crib skirt. Thank goodness I got a good deal from, and I was able to find the fabric I wanted there by Alexander Henry.

I love that people were able to find some really cute stuffed owls for the baby.

After I finished the bumpers I made the crib skirt. It was really easy.

With all my trips to Joann fabrics I stumbled across and magazine called Interweave Stitch. It had a few patterns in it I couldn't pass up. This Kimono Sunggie Wrap being one of them. The pattern had a few mistakes in it and I spent a lot longer on this than necessary. Needless to say the company got a not so nice email from me. The corrections are still not posted anywhere either.

 That's all of my newest creations for now. Still hoping the baby will come out soon and once I find out the sex I will get busy making more fun crafts.

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