Monday, September 30, 2013

It’s a ….

BOY! So this sweet little face is why I won’t be doing much sewing or crafting for awhile. I’ve got nursing, VBACs, and baby schedules on the brain instead of DIY projects. I do have a few in mind for my husband to do around the house (though I totally am not expecting him to do them soon! He needs to rest, too!)
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His name is Joel and he was born last Sunday, several days before his due date at 8# 5 ounces.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Baby #3: Nursery

My husband said to me this weekend, “You seem to think the baby is coming any day now.”

And yes, I think it is. I am 39 weeks pregnant. I felt that it is reasonable to assume the baby could show up any day.

With that in mind, here is one corner of the baby’s room.


Friday, September 20, 2013

A Bunny Front Carrier

I never, ever thought that our dear firstborn would be the type to adopt a lovey. Or a favorite animal. And carry it everywhere with him. And talk to it. And ask what kind of ice cream I was ordering for bunny when we were all out for ice cream.

But he has. This bunny was a gift at my baby shower way back when, so it is fitting that he has completely adopted him. Bunny has birthdays…goes fishing, apparently eats ice cream, you name it.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Newborn Hats with Felt Flowers

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I love making felt flowers. I shared how to make several varieties awhile back in this post.
I made a few newborn hats and adorned some of them with the flowers.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Felt Flower Baby Headbands

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I made a bunch of fun felt flower headbands. I have given a few as gifts to friends who have had little girls this summer.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

More Crocheted Hats–For Costumes

I shared a few days ago that I’ve been making and selling custom crocheted hats. They’re all listed on my Facebook page.

Since I’m having a baby in about two weeks, I can’t take custom orders for awhile. But I have plenty to sell that I’ve made as ‘samples’. The sizes and prices are all listed on Facebook (plus shipping, $3 per hat).

These hats would make great costumes.

“Boo” cat hat, size 6-12 months.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Crocheted Hats

I’ve been crocheting hats all summer. Well, all spring and summer. And I’ve been selling them. Over on my Facebook page, I’ve listed them and taken custom orders.

Since I’m having a baby in about two weeks, I am no longer going to be taking custom orders. But I have plenty to sell that I’ve made as ‘samples’. The sizes and prices are all listed on Facebook (plus shipping, $3 per hat).

Here are a few examples:
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Pink and gray bow and flower hat, size 3-6 months, $18 + shipping.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Living Room Decor

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I made this little bike print for our living room. I used a map for the background (which is part of a whole map/window project my husband and I did last year that never got onto my blog here) and I added a bike transfer.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

DIY Couch Pillows & Covers [the frugal way]

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I’ve been wanting new couch pillows for awhile now. I’ve scoured Ikea. (I didn’t like the prints. I didn't like the way all the pillows looked deflated.) I’ve priced new pillows at Target. (Too expensive. Too common.)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Knit Baby Bibs

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Only about five more weeks until our new baby arrives! I’m excited to meet the baby and find out if it is a boy or a girl. I love not knowing while I’m pregnant, but I’m always excited to find out when the baby arrives!

I made some bibs for this baby because I bought some new clothes for the baby (I have two older boys but most of their clothes will be in the wrong season.) And if it is a girl, she’ll need a lot of new things! So I figure I’d better cover up any cute new outfits with cute bibs.