Thursday, July 22, 2010


I finally cut some gladiolus from my garden today and brought them inside to enjoy. Am I the only one who thinks that glads are {among} the prettiest flowers?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

For the Overzealous Mother-to-Be

...who obviously has no idea what she's getting herself into (that would be me). I've recently found lots of great blogs with super cute ideas for homemade baby and kid things. I've had a hard time keeping track of them all and my bookmark list is getting a bit out of control. I thought I'd create a post just to organize these projects in case I ever have time to make them. Last night I looked at the list and thought, "twenty-three projects... twenty-three weeks (until baby) - that's doable" -- well, we shall see. I may or may not have added to the list since last night... Maybe I'll even post some finished projects here too.

Baby Boy or Girl
Knit Baby Hats
Stroller Quilt
Wet Bags
Newborn Gowns
Burp Cloths - Appliqued Here or Flannel Here or Embellished Gerber Here
Shirt Sleeve Baby Hat
Baby Legs
Appliqued Onesies (I don't have a tutorial, but I've made a few so no need)
Bitty Booties
Hooded Towel
Sock Animal Rattle -- so cute!
Fabric Blocks
Stardust Shoes
Changing Pad
Taggie Animals
Jingle Ball
Cloth Baby Rings
Black & White Board Book - images here
Owl Toy
Flannel Receiving Blankets - I've been making these for new babies I know, here's a tutorial I like
Bath Toy Bag

For Baby's Room
Fabric Covered Night Light

Lamb Pillows
Bird Mobile
Pom Pom Curtains
(to replace closet doors)
Custom Crib Sheets - here, here and here
Changing Pad Cover
Decoupaged Stool (to use as an ottoman with my glider)
Embroidery Hoop Wall Art
Crib Skirt
Furniture Decoupage
Window Shades -- not sure what I'll do for these yet

Baby Girl
Baby Bonnet
Vintage Bloomers
Black Apple Doll
Petal/Ruffle Onesies - love these
Itty Bitty Dress
Rose Barrettes
Another Bonnet (I realize I have lots of hats/bonnets, but I'll need to keep our December baby's little ears warm!)
Baby Tights
Felt Baby Shoes

Stretchy Baby Headband
Wool Felt Hat

Baby Boy
Diaper Change Cone
Shirt Pocket Quilt

Older Baby/Kid
Car Playmat
Felt Food
Rollie Pollie
Play Food Salt and Pepper
Cozy Car Caddy - love.
Crayon Roll
Fabric Memory Cards
Kneepad Pants
Photo Memory Game
I Spy Bag
Alphabet Flashcards
Dishtowel Bathrobe
Quiet Book - fab examples here, here, here, here and here
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