Saturday, July 7, 2012

Busy, busy, busy!

Well, first things first, I taught myself how to sew in February! I wanted to make Ansleigh's newborn stash of cloth diapers and I can say I definitely succeeded! 

This is my favorite pattern I've used, Rainy Days, found on . It's a two size pattern, so these that are pictured will fit from newborn-smalls. And when the time comes, if I chose to make them, I have the 2nd size which is a medium-large.

These, minus the very last one on the bottom right, are Darling Diapers.

And these four, are a modified Owl Haven diaper. They were the first I made.. not too fond of them but they're poo catchers, so as long as they work for that, I'm happy lol

Then I made this little gown using this pattern, newborn gown from t-shirt, though I just used fabric I had on hand instead of a t-shirt

Took a plain onesie, appliqued a piece of fabric to it and made a little skirt to go with it. The little hat is from this pattern, Poppy

This little hat was just made up off the top of my head after seeing them all over etsy.. proof for those that follow my blog that my knitting is coming along great!

I currently can't find the pattern I used for these, but they're super easy to make! The little red ones are to go with the Strawberry Shortcake outfit :)

This is one of my favorite items I've made to date.. it has it's own story. This little blanket has had the love of now 3 babies worked into it. I started it when I got pregnant in the fall of 2010 and put it down after I lost that baby. Then once I got pregnant last spring, I picked it back up and worked on it some more. After losing that baby, I just couldn't look at it. It wasn't until March, when I reached 18 weeks, that I felt comfortable working on it again. I love this little blanket. Since learning to sew, I added a flannel backing to it. It is super soft and will be a nice warm blanket for this fall/winter :)

Another little hat I made off the top of my head. Was intentionally supposed to be for in the hospital, but it turned out a bit bigger than I meant for it to. But that's fine, she can wear it this fall.

This little dress can be found here. I made the smallest size, but it's a very wide dress, so I'm not too sure how well it's going to fit. Either way it's still really cute!

The last of the wearable items I've made is this little dress! This is her coming home outfit :) The pattern can be found here. I myself, could not understand the pattern for the bottom of the dress, so I found another pattern that looks similar but was easier to understand. I'm still learning the ropes to knitting.. charts scare me lol!

Now for her room items!

The quality of the pictures, of the pictures, isn't the best because I had crappy lighting, but I made these to go in her room! Materials used: cardstock, felt flowers and crochet butterflies I had from making bows, hot glue, picture frame inserts, a foam board, and ribbon. Took me 3 days to make them, and I'm super happy with how the turned out. They were another "seen on etsy and figured I could make those myself" item. Being a crafty person is definitely a plus!

I found this idea on pinterest, following this idea and gave it a bit more. I have A LOT of little clips and bows for this little girl, so I had to have more spaces that I could clip the bows to.

Got crafty with some more cardstock and hot glue and did her wall letters. The letters themselves are wooden, but instead of painting them, I used two different cardstock prints to give it a bit more pizazz! I'm going to add ribbon to them and hang them from a pretty curtain rod above her crib.

This quilt was made using a tutorial from a blogger I actually have linked here, the tutorial can be found here. This is the first quilt I've ever made and I just hope it holds together lol! But following the tutorial made it SUPER simple.. it was much easier than I thought it would be! All together, it only took me 3-4 days to finish it. The front I got done in just a couple of hours :)

This mobile is yet another pinterest idea come to life. I found them on there, linked from etsy, here. Though I loved the ones I found there, I didn't have any paypal avaliable to purchase them. SOOOO being crafty, I went to Hobby Lobby and got all of my materials I needed: felt and polyfill, and began working on them. The actual mobile part is recycled from my son's mobile. I tried to do them with the wooden dowels like the shop owner did, but I couldn't figure that part out. I like it better this way anyways because now they can spin as the music box plays on the mobile :)

And last but not least! I just started/finished the diaper bag Wednesday while I was off work due to the holiday. It's another one of those projects I hope doesn't fall apart! I had no pattern at all for the bag.. just took the tips I learned while making the quilt and went from there. No measuring or anything was done.. so the fact that it came out even and no side was bigger than the other.. well that's just a little amazing LOL!

And here's an inside shot of it. It has 2 pockets on each side and I can stuff it with as many diapers and items as I need :)

Well I hope you've enjoyed this LONG show-n-tell! I'm sure there will be something else made before baby girl gets here, but for now, I'm done. Until I find the next craft I wish to learn!

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