A friend of ours recently gave birth to her second son. Because she already had all the baby stuff from her first son, I just asked her what DIY gift I could make. Turned out a mobile for Maxi Cosi would be useful and I got inspired by this white cloud mobile posted by the “Do Small Things with love” blog. Continue reading
I want to share with you a beautiful gift Lilly received from my lovely Cousin Isabelle. She invested lots and lots of time to make her this gorgeous baby blanket. Continue reading
At a friends party last week I discovered a great breastfeedig aid: the nursing cover. A friend used this specially made cover for public breastfeeding. It is realy simple to make and allows you to comfortable breastfeed in public spaces without the hassle with blankets. With this cover you have total control and nobody can see a thing! I had a quick look at the design of her coer and made a simple version myself.
This is what you will need:
1. A piece of fabric for the cover (60 X 100 cm)
2. 2 pieces of fabric for the straps (60 X 7 cm)
3. 1 piece of boning of 30 cm long. You can buy this at any fabric store, I bough mine at Veritas
4. 2 D-shaped rings for the straps
5. 2 Triangle-shaped pieces of fabric in case you want to add pockets inside. These can be usefull for storing norsing pads or even your phone during feeding.
Today was Mother’s day in Belgium, and since I was actually lucky enough to be in the same country as my mum this time around, I had to make something special our of the gift wrap. With a few basic tools:
Needless to say Mum was impressed (and even more with the voucher for a sport car experience that was inside it, great idea Annelies!). The original tutorial via Martha Stewart can be found here: http://thecraftsdept.marthastewart.com/2010/07/paper-birthday-gift-topper.html
Also a massive congratulations to my big sister Annelies, happy first mother’s day!
Only 17 days to go now until my due date so I am getting a bit itchy to have the Baby stuff done
I still had this great piece of fabric I bought in Ikea so I decided to make myself a little “on the road” package for the diaper bag. It consists of some bibs, burp cloths and of course a matching pouch to carry it around. Sounds a bit freaky
I have seen some great tutorials online to make baby bibs and burp cloths and this is the result after a busy afternoon of crafting:
I find myself at the age where many people around me are pregnant. In my search for a homemade gift for a new baby boy, I stumbled across the cutest owl mobile from craftschmaft.com. This is a picture of the pattern I found:
I have been using my sewing machine for a while now and decided it was time to take my skills to the next level by introducing a zipper! It might sound dull to most of you but there has to be a first zipper for every serious “crafter”.