I am in the pregnancy home stretch wondering when and where my labor will begin! I can cross off operating from the option list as I am officially done with 4th year clinical rotations! SO exciting. We are very ready for baby around here. I have done everything and then some that was on my to-do list. The freezer is so full of meals I had to tape it shut, our “nursery” (aka bedroom) looks as if a pinata exploded, and baby has plenty of clothes and goods to last at least until we get a bigger place I wanted to share a few things that I have done as I have come across some great tutorials and crafties in case you have someone you’d like to create something for!
Starting from the top:
1. Pom-pom Garland: This is a little tedious, but really cute. You can use any size circle for the poms, you just need to add more circles if they are larger.
2. Bunting: There are definitely tutorials out there, but I just drew a triangle I liked the size and shape of and cut out fabric that size. I sewed 2 triangles right sides together and flipped them right-side out. I sandwiched the triangles between folded bias tape bought from the store and sewed the triangles in the bias tape.
3. Hanging Fabric Baskets: I followed this tutorial to make the fabric baskets, but instead of the hoops I put two large grommets at the back of each bag so they would hang on the metal hooks that can be stuck to the wall.
4. Boppy Cover: I actually just traced the waterproof undercover onto fabric and cut out 2 pieces adding a 1/4 inch seam allowance to the tracing. Because I didn’t have a zipper and didn’t feel like going out to buy one, I created an overlapping flap at one end by cutting a few inches off one end of one fabric piece, then cutting an extra end piece to overlap it. I sewed the pieces together and it fit. Hooray! It was a beast to get on, however. A zipper would make that easier.
5. Changing Pad Cover: I looked at lots of tutorials and they are pretty much the same, so I followed this one, but had to make some modifications as our changing pad is a bit different. Either way, it fits just fine!
6. Crib sheet: Same concept as the changing pad cover. My fabric was 42″ wide and it just fits our deep crib mattress. I’m sure it would be nice to have the 44″ wide fabric, but 42 works just as well!
Last night, I made a couple wet bags for our cloth diapers. I wanted ones that could be hung (again, on metal hangers that stick to the wall) and found this great tutorial. I was dreading this project since it had the fabric, the PUL, the zippers, and the hanger loops, but it went very smoothly! Now we will hope they do not leak or smell too awful.
Baby crafties are the best,
P.S. I bought an orchid last year and after the flowers died, I was tempted to toss it, as it looks like a stick and 2 sickly leaves without flowers. My friend Emma convinced me to keep it and water it with 3 ice cubes each week. Well, months and months later, I have this beauty…