… I thought that it was a myth. But low and behold, as my pregnancy progressed and my sanity slowing disappeared along with my waistline, after my house was ‘in order’, I started just MAKING stuff. Now, Nate got me a sewing machine for Valentines Day last year [YAY!!] and I am SO proud to say that I have put that baby to good use!! Apart from mending Nate’s wholey pants, and altering some of my own clothes, I’ve made a few carseat covers which are AWESOME for the windy, winter months…
This is Jace’s “Mommy quilt.” He received a plethora of blankets and quilts MUCH more beautiful than this one, but I decided to make him one anyways, because he HAD to have one from his own Mommy. I splurged though, and made it entirely out of minkie. I refused to answer Nate when he asked: ‘Its so much cheaper to just buy one… so why are you doing that?’ ; )…I’ve made some rip quilts, which are super fun, easy and soft. Here’s the link to the blog that I used for instructions: Rip Quilt.
My sister warned me before I had Jace, that I was going to need A LOT of burp rags, and not just the cheap Gerber ones. I needed to have the cloth diapers that absorb like a sponge. ‘I KNOOOOOOoooooow….’, I said. Luckily, Jace isn’t a spit-upper, but he DROOLS like the Niagara Falls. Sadly, I only had ONE cloth diaper burp rag, so I’ve made some more, and some for friends too! She was RIGHT! [Ok, I said it. She'll love that.]
I also made some scripture cases out of place mats for my sisters and best friend. UNFORTUNATELY, I didn’t take a picture before I mailed them off… : ( But here is the general idea: Scripture Cases
My man sure knows his lady… I’m so glad that he got me that machine. My BIG objective, after making presents for the next 4 baby showers that are coming up is a quilt for Nate. He helped me pick out the material, and it will be lime green, cream and black. CAN’T WAIT… but I’m scared. I’ve never made a REAL quilt before. WISH ME LUCK!