Happy Sunday! Just wanted to share really quick the circle skirt I made my princess 🙂
The Wipe Case was very easy to figure out on my own.
Here ‘s what you need:
- A wipe case
- 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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Today I want to share with you the car seat cover I made for the baby.
It is reversible with a “peek-a-boo” front. I’ve seen many tutorials on Pinterest that show you how to make a plain one without the peek a boo. But I wanted to be able to check on the baby quickly without having to lift the cover.
Its was fairly easy to do. I started by measuring the length (from the front to the middle with the handle upright, then down the back) and width of the car seat, I took into consideration the 1/2″ seams for the peek-a-boo and just added 1 inch to the width. My measurements were 36″W x 43″L. I pinned both fabrics right side together, I used a large bowl to round out the corners, then I cut an 18″ slit up the middle and sewed it all together, I left an opening in the back to turn it inside out.
I did a straight stitch around it once more to close the open I had and to give it a polished look. I sewed on handles to the inside and outside of the cover with a heavy-duty needle (So it can be used on both sides) Then I hand sewed 2 hooks to be able to open and close the “peek-a-boo” slit. I can’t wait to be able to use it!! 🙂
Then we got to work on some simple things, like the napkins.
I also gave a special gift for my two hostess:
I made the one with the bow for my sister-in-law
In the inside I added nautical fabric, so that when they use it they will remember it was a token of my appreciation. I included some lotions and a card I made. They said they loved the clutch purses. 🙂 Sorry about the quality of the pictures I was using my phone when I made them.
There will be more things to come I just forgot to take more pictures (I don’t know where my mind is half the time with this pregnancy).
For Mother’s day my husband and kids got me a new Singer sewing machine (I sold my old one 2 years ago when we moved and regretted it ever since) The new one had been sitting in the “office room”, I couldn’t think of any projects to sew. But last week my mom approach me about choosing a theme I wanted for my baby shower. Right away I choose a Nautical theme and the ideas started flowing in my mind with things I could do for the baby shower & the nursery. My mom and sister-in-law are limiting the things I can participate in the baby shower planing, so that I can be somewhat surprised 🙂 (I’m allowed to ‘pin’ things on my pinterest board). But they did let me make the invitations and a banner. We are meeting next week to finish some minor details and I will post some pictures.
While watching Good Luck Charlie with my kids, I saw they had a chalkboard refrigerator. I instantly loved the idea and wanted one of my own.
Here is what my refrigerator looked like before:
Here is what is looks like now:
It was a time consuming project but I love it!! First we applied 3 thin coats of Rust-Oleum Magnetic Primer. We waited 4 hours after the last coat of primer, to apply 2 coats Rust-Oleum Chalk Board paint in black. (for the most part, we followed the instructions on the box) We also spray-painted the door handles a pearl white.
Then I waited 2 days before I “conditioned” it: