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I love babywearing. Love, love, LOVE. I borrowed my sister-in-law's Baby Bjorn and used it for the first time when Monkey was 3 weeks old. She was asleep within seconds.
Remember when I posted this idea a while ago? Shorty thereafter, I was contacted by an editor from Photojojo who asked me to write a tutorial to make *photo* globes. Oh, and I should mention that right after I received the email request, I was browsing the shelves at my local Barnes and Noble bookstore and I saw a book: Photojojo: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY ideas. Whoa, I thought!
Now that spring is here and the weather is warming up, you and your kids will love this adorable twirling ladybug project! They spin and twirl and look so cute, all you need is a little breeze. These would be a fun decoration for a birthday party, barbecue or just to dress up your child’s bedroom or playroom. First watch this video, it shows the ladybugs in action… Fun huh??
Though it may seem I've forgotten this wee little blog lately, I promise I have not. I have several projects swirling that aren't quite ready for prime time, but in the meantime, I wanted a way to showcase some of the patterns I have made that I really dig but that probably won't be making it onto fabric anytime soon. It seems like everyone I know is about to have a baby these days, so I've been thinking about the sweet stuffed elephants my mom's friend made for me and my sister when we were babies. Of course, I have neither her sewing skill nor her patience, so stuffed elephants will not be making an appearance at any baby showers in my vicinity anytime soon. Instead, these elephants are ready to be printed, trimmed, and framed (each is 8"x10") for gifting.
A little while back I wrote a post on unique baby mobiles and was totally smitten by this beauty from Jenna Bee's Creations . I love her work and if your budget allows I say go for it. I decided to try the less expensive do-it-yourself option for my sister's baby shower. Although I don't think mine turned out quite as good as this one I am happy with the end result and more importantly my sister loves it. Check out the tutorial if you would like to make one of your own. Materials Needed:
When I had Wyatt, my dear friend Heather sent me two (not one, but two) nursing covers that her mom and sister had made. I don't know what I would have done without them and since then I've made some for friends, and can't wait to make myself a new one for my soon-to-come little boy. Since I've made enough now to know how I like them best, I decided I would make my own tutorial to share with you all. Description: A stylish and practical nursing cover. The dimensions are slightly larger than most nursing covers, which gives added coverage and less chance of someone getting an uninvited sneak peek!
Updated May 2011 with easier access to the free pattern. (See below) This is my favorite gift to make for my grandchildren when they turn 1 year old. It's perfect for little fingers to grab as they chase it around a living room or play room. The finished ball is about 8" in diameter.
Reader Jamie sent us an e-mail, "I thought you might like this little project I just completed for my 16 month daughter. It doesn't really fit into the recent Great Outdoors theme but it still says summer to me." Inspired by a tent tutorial on SewMamaSew , Jamie tells us, "I changed the design by sewing tunnels for the poles on the inside, sewing the top part of the entry, adding port-hole windows, and adding leather and wooden bead details." Our favorite part is that the tent is no-sew as it is held together with grommets.
From Beth: Meg created this tutorial for you to enjoy. Don’t you think kids will love it?! Find her introduction here , and you can learn more about Meg and her creations at Boutique NutMeg Designs . This Child-Size Teepee Tent is perfect for a rainy day or great for the outdoors! This easy, no sew project stays together with the addition of grommets!
There's something about owls. Is it their baby-wide eyes? Their mysterious nighttime habits?
Winter in New York City can be hard to love with its frozen sidewalks, dirty snowbanks, and bare trees. But this winter I'm counting on my new cold weather friend, the Purl Bee Penguin, to help me through! Its happy ovoid shape and graphic palette are sure to remind me that joy really does exist in January. Just ask an Emperor Penguin!
This big pig has a zippered pocket containing six (or more, if you like) little piglets that look just like her! The piglets have Velcro snouts allowing them to 'nurse' at the matching Velcro dots on Mama Pig's belly. Let her loose in your play pigsty and let your little farmer have at it. Mama is even big and sturdy enough for small children to ride her for a fun change of pace. At the end of a long day of farming, prop your feet on her for a bit of rest.
Author PKOlson Introduction
We love the baby yoda by Cari Luna. I made this one for Wil when I was pregnant and he's worn it a lot. A LOT. At 6 months it really is a little small for him now.
Yet another free diaper bag pattern for my readers and wow, this one is a beauty. This gal took many weeks of designing and tweaking, yet I'm still giving her away for free. Roomy enough to hold all your baby gear yet still cute. This isn't a big bulky tank, this bag has style! I call it "The Detour Diaper Bag" because having a baby puts your life on detour...but it is a scenic route worth taking.