Two weeks ago Jordan and Chad spent the Saturday at Great America and left me home to sew and craft my heart out. It was awesome! I had a ton of projects all lined up - and all for my friend Emily's baby shower. I love making things for other people AND I love creating with a theme in mind. Emily's baby nursery is a safari theme and the shower was a safari theme so I had to make everything in safari colors of course!
I'm missing one picture because the flash just didn't work out right and you could barely see it. The first thing I made was a towel with a neck strap so you can wear the towel while you give the baby a bath and then when you're done with the bath you just scoop the baby up in the towel you already have over your head. I think it's a great idea! I'm going to whip up a few for myself before our baby comes!
This is a picture of a little changing pad. I pieced together fabric for this side and the other side is all brown with a piece of quilt batting in the middle. I love this to throw down to change a baby where-ever that isn't on the actual changing pad. I already made one for myself for our downstairs diaper caddy.
I'm so proud of how this little cutie turned out. It's from the book: Softies By Therese Laskey. It was a little tricky to turn the arms and legs inside-out because they were so teeny tiny but it was worth the time spent.
Close-up! I just love this face!
These are hand-crocheted washcloths. I worked on these for a couple of days before my wild crafty Saturday, but ti counts. I have never actually tried these but I've heard they are great, and I thought they went so well with this gift. I've gotta get more yarn to make some up for our munchkin. I love to see them all wrapped up like this. I just did a simple square of single crochet.
These are two bibs made with a fun safari print that I found in the fat quarter section. From two fat quarters I was able to make two bibs (because I wanted the front to be different from the back). I hope they fit...I used a pattern and I tried to get Jordan to try on one, but he wasn't having it.
And this is probably my favorite of all my projects - or at least tied with the monkey doll - a safari banner. I cut triangle pieces out of the different safari fabrics, cut and ironed-on letters, and then strung them on bias tape. It's hard to see, but it reads, "Hakuna Matata", which is from Disney's The Lion King and means "no worries". I loved it as decoration for the shower and I hope Emily finds a place for it in the baby's room. (And even if she doesn't, I'll still love her and love that I made it - no pressure, Em!)
I hope you enjoy seeing my projects as much as I enjoyed creating them!!!