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27 September 2009

Hello again!

Quick update- move date has been pushed back again, we are hoping the middle to end of October, we'll let you know!

Here are a few new bump pictures:

24 weeks

26 weeks

And a few more baby projects I have been working on!

Fitted Crib Sheet- cost me about $5, usually $10 retail (a few more on the way)

And... finally finished the baby quilt!

The back of it.

(Not sure why this is sideways, I've tried to fix it and can't, sorry!!) Changing pad cover with my favorite fabric ever! (only took 5 fabric stores to find it!) I made two of these, each cost $4, each retail for about $16.

Flannel receiving blanket

Fabric ball with quilt scraps

Baby Booties made from fabric scraps! Cost less than 50 cents each, retail $12-25 each

0-3 mo size (I had to modify the pattern to make these) Both are lined with polar fleece, one outside is cotton, the other is leather.

3-6 mo size, lined with flannel.

Crayon Roll- I saw these on a site and thought it was such a good idea- instead of keeping a box of crayons in your purse or diaper bag which eventually gets broken and crayon marks end up all over your stuff, you put them in here. Once again made with scraps, so they cost me about $1

Here's it open, there is a little slot for each crayon and it's backed with an iron-on vinyl to prevent marking on the fabric.

That's it for now! Hope everyone is doing well!


15 September 2009

Nursery Crafts

I wanted to share some of the projects I have been occupying myself with while here in Albuquerque. Since I am planning on staying home with this baby, I am trying to save money in as many ways as possible, plus, I love fabric and paper crafting!

This is a cover for the Boppy Nursing Pillow, retail $25-$30, my cost: $8

The other side

I challenged myself and made them with zippers like the commercial ones instead of velcro like most homemade ones!

Cover 2

Other side cover 2

Cover 3

Other side cover 3

Cover 4

Other side of cover 4

I used Gerber cloth diapers to make some customized burp cloths!

These match the nursery fabrics

18 total burp cloths!

Added a letter personalization

Made a coordinating Crib skirt, cost about $10, displayed over the crib mattress for now :D

A detail in the middle

Mobile for over the crib using CTMH papers, cost about $5

Close up of the papers

Ribbons for the ribbon mobile

Ribbon Mobile for over the changing pad, cost about $20

From baby's point of view!

I've been having fun!!

We hope to be moving sometime in the next 3-4 weeks, we'll keep you updated!


01 September 2009

Baby Showers

Here are the pictures from our two baby showers back in August-

The first was a 'Family' Shower hosted by my parents, Matt and Leslie and held at my grandparents, Alice and Bob.

The second was a 'Friends' Shower hosted by my mother-in-law, Michaela at her house.

We had a lot of fun seeing our families and friends and got some adorable things! Thanks so much!