24 July 2013

Window Collages

This was a fun afternoon activity for my two boys.

Window Collages:

To make, I cut out squares of clear contact paper. Then, I drew a shape for them to fill in. Then I let them have at it with a bunch of flower and star shapes I had cut out for scrapbooking, sticking them on the contact paper. You could easily use regular hole punch circles in different colors, too. Then stick them to the window.

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22 July 2013


 My brother and his wife were expecting a little boy at the same time we were. Our due dates were only a day or two apart. The two boys ended up being born on the same day! Twin cousins! This is the gift bundle I made for their cutie.

Doggie shoes:

 Long sleeved onsie:

And matching blanket:

Paired with some black penny loafers:

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16 July 2013

Baby Blanket

I have made each of my babies their own blanket. For my first two I just pieced together a flannel receiving blanket. This time I wanted to try my hand at some minky. I love how soft and snuggley the minky is. I patched together two colors of minky with two colors of flannel.

My baby came a little over a week early, and I hadn't quite finished hand stitching the binding on before I went to the hospital. So I brought my needle and thread with me and finished it there. :)

The back has the just the blue and green print on it.

All snuggled up!

I can't believe how little my baby was. He's now nine months old already!

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15 July 2013

Bears For My Little Bear

I got this little bear outfit for my baby to take him home from the hospital. Of course he had to have some matching shoes!

The inside is this cute paw print fabric:

I also got a couple plain long sleeved onsies that needed a little embellishing. I just used double sided iron on interfacing to stick a scrap of fabric on the shirts, and did a quick hand stitch around the edge. A football:

And another bear:

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11 July 2013

Yellow Baby Gift

 I had a friend who had a baby girl about a month before my baby. I made her this cute little yellow bundle:

Onsie dress:

With matching shoes:

And a yellow receiving blanket:

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09 July 2013

Basket Liners

I got these baskets at the dollar store, but wanted to line them to make them look cuter, and to keep small things from falling out of the holes. I used some of the same fabric as the book sling and rollie pollie in our play room.

Nice and organized!

I read several tutorials online before making them, including these two from Make It and Love It and Vanilla Joy. I didn't follow them exactly, especially since the baskets were not square (they taper in at the bottom), so I just cut my fabric pieces to match the taper.

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05 July 2013

Ruched T-shirts

I got a couple t-shirts for super cheap at Old Navy. But, they were a bit too long. So I sewed a zig-zag stitch on some elastic on each side and ruched the sides. They made great maternity shirts.

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