Happy New Year!!!

2013 had a lot of ups and a few downs. In 2013 I was blessed with my baby Aarón, my princess started school  and I got a lot of DIY projects done (which I’ve been meaning to share). But I also lost my Grandfather this December and that hit me very hard. 

I look forward to this new day and fresh start.  


Chevron Changing Pad & Wipe Case


How cute is this!! Matching Pacifier Holder, Wipe Case & Changing Pad.


Wipe Case:

The Wipe Case was very easy to figure out on my own.

Here ‘s what you need:

  • A wipe case
  • Fabric
  • Batting
  • Ribbon
  • Glue gun

First I traced & cut the Batting to the top of the wipe case. Then I traced the Fabric to the top of the wipe case and added some extra space (about 1″) to cover the sides. I hot glued the batting to the top and bottom of the wipe case, then I hot glued the Fabric to the batting, I added glue to the sides, 1 side at a time. Once it cooled I trimmed the edges and hot glued the ribbon to the sides.


1 wipe case, 2 cuts of batting. 2 cuts of fabric
Sides trimmed, just need to add ribbon.
Finished Product

Changing Pad:

Finished Changing Pad

Finished Changing Pad

With the new baby on the way, I’ve been doing a lot of shopping for cute baby products. A lot of things I see at the store, I think to myself, I could save a lot of money if I do it myself. So I turned to Pinterest for help. I found a tutorial that I liked for the Changing Pad on icandy handmade.

  • Cut Fabric to 44″L X 13″W (I used left over Chevron Fabric)
  • 1/2″ thick Batting cut to 22″L X 13″W .(My batting didn’t say how thick it was but I choose to double it for extra padding)
  • Iron-on Vinyl (Found a 2 yard roll at Hobby Lobby, I was able to use one whole piece. I cut it to 44″L X 13″W)
2yd Iron-on Vinyl

2 yd Iron-on Vinyl

Here is what the fabric looked like with the Vinyl:


I folded the fabric in half right side together and place the batting on top and sewed around the edges (I didn’t pin the batting to the fabric cause I didn’t want any holes on the vinyl) I left an opening on the bottom, flipped it inside out and sewed the bottom closed.



Finished Changing Pad

Finished Changing Pad

There is a few things I would change, if I did this again. I didn’t like that the vinyl kinda stuck together when I was trying to flip it inside out and it got all wrinkly. I would have done two cuts of Fabric (22″L X 13″W), added the vinyl to both sides and sandwich the batting in-between the fabric, then I would have sewed around it once, trim the edges and added bias tape on the edges.


Pacifier Holder

When my kids were infants, they preferred the Soothie pacifiers and the only pacifier holder I could find in the store for soothie’s was a big flower for my daughter and a blue penguin for my son. This time around I went looking for them for the new baby and couldn’t find any, but I did see pacifier holder with an elastic loop at you can use on most pacifiers. I decided I would make my own verses paying $6-$10 for one.


9″ pacifier holders

I went to Hobby Lobby and I bought 3 different ribbons and some elastic. I bought the “mitten clips” from Joann’s (these were actually for an ironing board, it came with 8 clips and was cheaper than buying the clips by themselves)

IMG_1906 All I had to do was cut 19″ of ribbon, burn the cut edges, then loop the ribbon through the clip placed a pin to keep it in place. Then folded in the top edges in and added a small piece of elastic, pin that and sewed it closed. I sewed down the sides and across the bottom where the clip is at, the back up of the other side. Voila.