Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cowboys, A Hippo and a Squirrel

These have all been sitting nicely in my dining room, pinned and ready to be sewn for weeks. I finally sat down and finished them last week.
Munch, checking his new shirt for any flaws:
Apparently Mama did okay. :o)
Of course I had to complete one for Nox too!
The smaller picture is an applique I put on the back; Munch's shirt has the same thing.
My mother-in-law bought a TON of these little snap t-shirts when I had Munch. He didn't wear them all that much, mostly because I thought little white t-shirts were a little boring, even if they are practical. Also it was a little cooler in October than it is in August.
ANYWAY...I decided to spruce them up a little.
Below is an acorn squirrel using a template I found at The Long Thread.
And here the hippo shirt. :o) You may recognize it from the shirt and pants I made Munch. I'm thinking I might make a pair of pants for Nox too.
Not sure how much more I'll get done before Nox gets here...Probably just some cutting and pinning. Would be nice to have some projects ready and waiting to be completed.
In the meantime, check out my new button on the right! Joy at The Small Fry was sweet enough to make it for me as a "baby gift." How sweet is she? Anyway I love it and would be honored if you put it on your site!

Monday, August 23, 2010

My Boys Monday - Bumpers and Mobile

All the stuff I was planning on making for the nursery got finished last week! It took me forever to figure out the mobile, but thankfully I ran across this tutorial over at Lolly Jane Boutique. I used Munch's old mobile and black and white pictures of Elvis, Chuck Berry, Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen and Jimmy Page. I also found some clip art of a record that fit perfectly over the music box and edited a cute little tape I found at Sj's Little Musings. Here is the close up.
Works well on 22 month olds, let's hope that it works just as well keeping a new baby entertained. :o) Also got the bumpers finished. I was a little worried about finishing these. I was thinking they were going to be a HUGE job. Thankfully the bumpers came with instructions on how to cover them, so I tweeked the instructions a little and they were finished in no time!
And that's it...just need to install the ceiling fan, put together a small shelving unit and we ordered a vinyl name sign for above the crib. Once that's complete I'll give you guys a full tour of the finished room...hopefully with baby included!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fabric Wreath

I finished this wreath on Monday while putting my feet up and watching Project Runway. It isn't quite as full as the original in the tutorial I found, but I still like how it came out. If I make another (which I'm thinking I will) I'm going to buy two jewel packs, so I can add more volume. The project calls for a honey bun, but I couldn't locate one at Joann's :o/
Is it too early to hang a fall wreath?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Outfit for Munch and Baby Shower Gifts

Last week my sister-in-law and mother-in-law threw me a baby shower. Super sweet considering Nox is my second!
Had to make Munch an outfit for the occasion. I used the Big Butt Baby Pants Pattern again and made him a tie shirt to go with. He loves it, I promise...he was just ready to party!
We got some great handmade gifts...my favorite kind :o)
Alisha from Crandallation made me this cute newborn hat! Can't wait to model Nox in it!
She also made these adorable stroller tag toys! Aren't they fun?
Great-Grandma Bobby made Nox a cute little pillow and pillow case.
And this guy! She said we could name him whatever we wanted. Munch has decided that his name is "Guy". He keeps stealing Guy from the nursery though, so I think we might have to make another one!
Okay...a little closer to catching up now, but a lot more to come!! Including nursery items, a wreath and more! At least I've gotten all the pictures taken care of!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wish List Wednesday

So I have a million crafts that I need to photograph...BUT I'm 38 weeks pregnant and I just don't feel like moving all that much.
Wish I had a personal camera person to come take pictures for me...would settle for any of the items in my new treasury list though.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Big Butt Baby Pants

This week I was given the opportunity to test out a pattern from Made by Rae. I was so excited when I saw that she needed a tester for these pants and in Munch's size too!
I got up early Tuesday morning and in two hours had whipped up Munch's 1st pair of Big Butt Baby Pants. The instructions were fantastic and super easy to follow, plus she has little tip boxes mixed in that are great. :o)
After I finished the pants I had to wait for Munch to wake up....sometimes it's nice that he thinks he's a teenager...other times it's agonizing.
He finally got up and I put the pants on immediately. Had to turn on Sesame Street so the boy would hold still, but once he did it was clear that they fit pretty great.
The pattern is made for cloth diaper babies and we (GASP) use disposable...so there was a little extra room in the back. Rae suggested folding over the waistband and it fixed the problem immediately. I LOVE these pants. They are so easy to make and they look so freaking cute AND there are just so many options to make them different and fun.
Munch loves them too! He refused to take them off so I could tighten and fix the waistline. I don't really blame him either...they look super comfy!
Made by Rae's pattern for Big Butt Baby Pants is now available here! I still have some nursery stuff to do, but I'm super tempted to just dive into my fabric stash and make another ten pairs of pants!!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Good-Bye July and a Special Order

Just a tad distracted this month. ;o) So here is July...almost a week late.
Background, word art and spot embelishments from Freedom Mini by Devine Digital
Star Frame by Rachael
Also did a special order for a baby shower last month. Includes 3 burp cloths, a bib, a onesie and a binkie clip.
Made my first binkie clip. I plan on making a bunch for Nox...these are the only kind that ever worked with Munch.
Also planning on making a cowboy onesie for Nox and a cowboy shirt for Lyndon...cause I kinda love how this one turned out.
In other news I've completed the bumpers for the crib...just need a mattress so I can take pictures. Want to convert Munch's mobile into something Rock and Roll for Nox, but haven't quite figured that out yet. I'll totally welcome any ideas. :o)