Monday, March 21, 2011

It felt like a ship going down

Things have been crazy in my house lately I have been very sick. It felt like a ship going down so what is a mother to do about it. I have been trying to get into the doctor for two weeks with no luck and with three kids one a 7  month old I cant get sick but it happened. The house is a mess laundry is piled high and the kids well they haven't killed each other yet. It has been raining for days so I cant even send the kids outside for a bit. We missed my brother in laws wedding because I was sick. Finally feeling a little better I don't know where to start on getting things back to normally dishes need to be done laundry, grocery's and so on. I guess I better get started without pushing to hard or I will be right back in bed.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ribbon Security Blankets

I have been wanting for awhile now to make security blankets for my Etsy Store I think they are great for little ones to have. I had a sesame street one as a little girl and I took it everywhere I wore it down so much my mom had to have a back up one but I didn't know that at the time I always felt better having it with me and I still have it to this day.

So once again my next step was to decide what size I wanted to make them and what fabric to use since owls seem to be popular I found some cute owl fabric and since I LOVE pirates I also found some pirate fabric and a couple others as well. I then decided what sizes I wanted to make them and got to work.

I also knew I wanted to make some look like quilts since I love to quilt and  what a great way to incorporate the two. It also makes a  good sensory blanket for baby by adding ribbons. I also decided to use batting in some of them to make them all that much more soft and lovable.
They came out just beautiful !

Your little one will love to cuddle, snuggle, chew, grab, throw, rub and drag this blanket everywhere they go!

The overall project came out wonderfully and is a  great success now I just need to make some more.

To see the finished product, check them out at my Etsy store, or to see them specifically CLICK HERE.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Awesome Baby Blocks

So while I was shopping I have been looking for blocks for my 7 month old. they are kind of hard to find and the one set I did find wasn't that great so I decided to come up with  my own for her and my  for my Etsy Store. I started the process by sketching out some designs.

The next step was to decide the size of the blocks. It took me a couple trys to determine a good size for her little hands. I also did some research to find out what people use to make it crinkle since she really likes the noise.

With these thoughts, I headed off to the local fabric store in search of the perfect fabric. I found some great fleece and cotton that I just loved as well as my three daughters.

After finding the perfect fabric, I headed back the house and worked with my sketches to come up with the right size blocks. I started by making one of each block and figured I let my daughter try them out. Who is a better tester than a baby that's gonna chew it, throw it, and rub it all over there faces.

She just loves her blocks and my older kids have been asking me to make them some but bigger so they can throw them around and as a busy mommy then I don't have to worry about them hurting anyone or anything.

The cuddly fleece and cotton worked out great. They are bright colored, and extra soft as not to harm baby.

The overall project has been a great success. My daughter loves to play with her new blocks.

To see the finished product, check them out at my Etsy store, or to see them specifically CLICK HERE.