Ok, so really, they don't call me crafty, because well, I'm not! But lately I have been attempting to be crafty. Here are my latest projects that I just finished today...
I just re-did our upstairs bathroom, as in new rugs and towels, etc, to match our semi-new bedding better. I love the colors, brown and light caribbean blue. After moving the pictures that were on the wall to the basement bathroom, the bare wall didn't look so good. You will notice that this is not the first time I have used these wooden frames. In fact, I use them a lot. But they are cheap and you can do so much with them, and again, I am not really that crafty, so my imagination is very limited! But I thought they turned out pretty cute. Those flowers are of course done by free-hand! HA, yeah right! I used a stencil, and even then, they are not perfect. It is a lot harder to use a stencil than you would think. Even having it all taped down, it was hard not to lift it up, thus getting paint where it is not supposed to be. I still haven't decided what to put in them. My first thought was mirrors, but I haven't come across any the right size yet, so any thoughts on this are welcome! So anyway, there's that!
With this baby, I wanted to get a sling, as we don't have a double stroller yet. We have a baby bjorn, but I like it better for older babies. I wanted something that I could keep the baby swaddled in if he is sleeping. So I have been researching pouch slings like crazy. I had decided on a couple brands that I liked (I think they were Hotslings and Slinglings if you want to check them out), but they are kind of expensive for a simple piece of fabric. So I searched online for some patterns, and found two sites that I liked. They are both basically the same, but one shows you how to do a reversible one, so I used that one the most. But the other one's instructions were much easier to understand. I am not a fabulous seamstress, so it is not perfect, but it works for me. Plus I love the fabric I picked out. It's kind of hard to tell how it will fit with my belly still in the way, but I think it will work well.
I also was in the market for a nursing cover of some sort. My friend DaNae did a post about how her and her sister made Hooter Hiders, so she showed me the site with directions, and I made a matching one. Again, I wanted it to be reversible, so I had to tweak the instructions a bit. I pretty much made up the part to attach the straps and put the boning in, and I think it still turned out ok. Next time, I will use matching thread, instead of just white which is all I had. But I am fine with it, imperfections and all, but when I make them again, for gifts and such, I will know a little better how to perfect it. By the way, the reversible side on both the HH and the pouch is brown, sorry you can't see it.
And that's 3 more items to cross off my "to do before the baby comes" list!!