Monday, May 10, 2010

Nesting / Sewing

Well I am supposedly 1 week from my due date today and I think this kid has decided to hold it's arms and legs out and hang on for dear life! I am still carrying way too high and no real symptoms of impending labor. Where is my magic crystal ball so I can get some predictions?
Anyhow I have been busy sewing, which must be my way of nesting because I sure don't feel like cleaning. Never have liked house work, hah! But I found a pattern for making your own pack and play sheet. Click here for the link. It's a really cute site with lots of other great ideas.

So these are the two sheets I made with fabric I happened to already have. You can't really see on the tan one but it's little outlines of a tree branch. This was so easy and simple, if you have a sewing machine you can do this!

The plaid fabric is so soft!

Next I got really adventurous and sewed a cover for my changing pad out of an old terry towel. Mom, you got me these as a wedding present! This is the underside for proof, there is a decorative band from the bottom of the towel. Again this was really easy. And best of all no cost.... I had the supplies on hand. These covers are usually around $10.00. Now I have money to buy the baby a new pair of shoes!!!! Hee hee.

Here is the finished cover in action on the free Jenny Lind changing table I just scored. Woot! See the itty bitty diaper up top? I can't believe how tiny they are compared to my just turned 3 year old giant diapers. Lord, I wish she just get her act together and decide she doesn't want to wear diapers anymore but her will is stronger than mine. Again, I need a crystal ball.

I also decorated number shirts for my girlfriend's kids upcoming birthdays and some for my kids too. I'm considering opening an etsy shop and selling these. Do you think people would buy them?

Lastly I made a baby doll sling for Stuntwoman so she can be like Mommy when the baby is being worn in Momma's sling. Link for this pattern here .
Happy Monday and Happy Sewing if you try any of this out!


Diana said...

Oh my goodness! Are you ever buzzing around!

I love all the great stuff you have made. Won't be long.......

Nola @ the Alamo said...

That "baby sling" is a neat thing! I've never seen one. Here's hoping baby makes an appearance soon!

LeAnna said...

Awesome! Love this, now I just need to convince Hubby he wants to buy me a nice new fangled sewing machine that I can actually operate and not want to kill. Love the baby sling, just like Mama, too cute!

Buckeroomama said...

Aaaack! My mom gave me a sewing machine for Christmas and it's still in the box. You can tell how thrilled I am with sewing anything... Either that or I am just lazy. :)

I REALLY wish I could get more into sewing. My mom's really good and I've been too spoiled.

Diana said...

How are you feeling?

Elle Bee said...

You are SO talented!! I think the t-shirts are GREAT! You should totally sell them on etsy. I love that the baby's changing pad cover is wedding-gift towels!! Perfect. Can't believe your due date is so close--so exciting!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Girl you are so talented. Looks like you are nesting to me. Can't believe it's only a week away:)

I will make you whatever you want. I love that scripture btw. Just let me know if you decide on something.

Alice said...

wow! I love your t shirts - they're so sweet!

Can't believe you've done so much. I am in awe. Now, come ON baby!!!!