My princess

Happy Sunday! Just wanted to share really quick the circle skirt I made my princess 🙂

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Chevron Changing Pad & Wipe Case

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Car seat cover

Hello everyone!

Today I want to share with you the car seat cover I made for the baby.

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My car seat cover. (its sit on top of my gauze baby blanket I made)

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.

IMG_1888Its 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. IMG_1882

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!! 🙂

 

Here’s a little preview of what we did

OK so here is a little preview of what we did in preparation for the baby shower last night. We stated of with having Pineapple upside down cake. ( I had been craving it for a few days)

I had been craving a pineapple upside down cake

I had been craving a pineapple upside down cake

Then we got to work on some simple things, like the napkins.

IMG_1822There will be red napkins with stamped on anchors

IMG_1821as will as the utensils wrapped in napkins and tied off with rope and a life saver
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I also gave a special gift for my two hostess:

IMG_1798I made the one with the ruffles for my mom to use at a quniceanera she will be going to this month.IMG_1799

I made the one with the bow for my sister-in-law

IMG_1801In 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).

Feeling crafty

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.

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My new sewing machine. (working on the banner)

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Front of invitation

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Inside of invitation

Chalkboard Refrigerator

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: