Saturday, December 31, 2011

reindeer onesie WAY cuter on baby!

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Love a baby in mama-made things! Here is that Reindeer Onesie looking oh-so-cute on Miss Edrie.


I'm mildly obsessed with this hair clip...I want to make a hundred more. Jenni and I got together to make hair accessories a bit ago - I'll have to take pictures of the other ones I made. I used this tutorial for the bow. I don't think Edrie really appreciates them, but I'm in LOVE! 

ps Are you all obsessed with pinterest like me? find me here.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Reindeer Onesie

Jenni and I got together last week to attempt crafting with three little ones underfoot and we were successful! Edrie was strapped into the moby, Jenni's girls watched a movie and we embarked! We didn't completely finish, but we got a good start on it and had fun! 

I'm not so good with the machine applique so I just hand stitched this onto the onesie. I LOVE how it turned out. The original plan was for this to be the top to some christmas pajamas, but really I don't think my three month old cares about christmas pjs so she will probably be wearing this lots and lots the next few weeks!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hungry Caterpillar

Edrie's Halloween costume was done at the VERY very last minute, but I'm in love with how it turned out! I saw the idea on pinterest which linked to this. I made a simple sleep sack and hat and then sewed felt on for the eyes, etc.


Pretty cute caterpillar, huh?



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Carseat Blanket

Carseat Blanket

This is my baby about to lose it because she woke up and realized she was in this awful contraption we all call a carseat. The kid HATES it. Not good for mama's sanity, but we make do. Anyway, I started this blanket about a week before I had Edrie. When buying the fabric I was stopped about 20 billion times at fabric depot by people wondering when I was going to pop. Then I worked on this blanket while I was in labor and couldn't sleep. I finished it with a sleeping babe on my chest! It really was there through it all!

My friend has a blanket like this that ties to the carseat handles so that the blanket doesnt fall off while you are carrying the babe in and out of places. Turns out this is completely unnecessary for me because my kid won't stay in the seat long enough to carry it anywhere. The blanket is cute anyway, right? I looked up lots of tutorials when making this and none of them were what I wanted. They were mostly like this... so I just used the size estimations and made a simple blanket with ties.

Carseat Blanket

The top side is a vinyl coated cotton so that it is a little weather resistant - I thought this important considering we live in a rainy place
Carseat Blanket

 The side that touches baby is that minky stuff. Super soft. 

Carseat Blanket

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rest of the Pre-Baby Handmades

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I completed all of these projects before Edrie arrived, but was lazy about getting them blogged. She has herself a stocking to match the rest of the family's. I just have to embroider her name on it and decide if I want to embroider the back of ours with mom and dad...


A tiny knit hat to fit a newborn. I washed it and forgot all about it in the load so it went in the dryer. I was really sad thinking it would be too small after it was accidentally felted. But it actually fit her perfectly for the first week or so.


And a little snail onesie...the snail is from Alicia Paulson's first book. She is almost too big to wear this too =( 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Its a GIRL!


Our GIRL arrived a week ago today!

Edrie Ruth
September 12, 2011 at 10:33pm
7lb 10oz, 18.5in

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A few more baby handmades...


I've been wanting to make some drawstring bags ever since Jenni gifted me one over a year ago. I used it for all kinds of things, but my favorite use was as a way to corral knitting projects. Anyway, I finally got around to making some with the hope of them being useful in my new diaper bag!


My mom bought me this beautiful messenger bag to use as a diaper bag. We found it on super sale and I LOVE IT!! Because its not meant to be a diaper bag there aren't tons of pockets on the inside. Enter aforementioned drawstring bags. I think they will work together perfectly!


I made a total of 7 bags of varying sizes all out of fabric I had on hand! I used a combination of this tutorial, this tutorial and also this one. Love them!


I had a shirt that seemed too nice to throw out, but that I couldn't wear anymore. I decided to make a few simple baby hats out of it. They aren't amazing or anything, but I'm hoping babe gets a bit of wear out of them!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Crafty To Do List for Baby (UPDATED!)

Here is the updated list... making good progress!!

alphabet mini quilt
onesies (elephant) (elephants DONE!) (snail DONE!)

bulky baby blanket
kicking bag DONE!
newborn snug jacket IN PROGRESS
newborn romper
baby legs DONE!
latte baby sweater
baby sophisticate DONE! by Holly!
baby hoodie
big wool little hat DONE!
aviatrix hat
umbi hat DONE!
pumpkin hat
cabled baby bib DONE! by Holly!
stay-on baby booties DONE! by Holly!

stocking IN PROGRESS
wipes gonna use washcloths for now
quilt DONE!
kimono baby shoes
infant swaddler have plenty of store bought ones for now
big butt baby pants DONE! by Jenni!
rockin' baby gown have plenty of store bought gowns
nursing cover DONE! by Jenni!
diaper clutch (do these work for cloth dipes?) made some drawstring bags instead...
pilot cap bought a few...
burp cloths DONE!
moby wrap DONE! got a brand new black one at goodwill for $20
nursing pads DONE! for now...made 4 pairs, but probably will make more
baby legs DONE!
fabric bunting DONE!
family tree wall hanging from stitched in time (put in large embroidery hoop in nursery)
lots of other stuff from this and this

baby book/pregnancy journal IN PROGRESS

freezer paper onesies DONE!

bookshelf bought one...

Monday, August 15, 2011



I posted pictures of our nursery and finished baby quilt on my other blog! Go check it out! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Baby Hat


 I made this quick baby hat last week. I'm not in love with the color, but I just grabbed some cheap cotton-ease on our way out of town so I'd have something to work on. I love quick and simple things like this...very gratifying to have something started and finished in a matter of days. 

pattern - Simple Baby Hat
yarn -Cotton Ease in Lime
...also detailed on my ravelry page

Friday, August 5, 2011

Babe's First Blankie

From Chris

Soon after we announced that we were expecting, Grant's aunt got in touch saying she wanted to  make us a blanket. You know I was excited, because I love all things handmade. Before I knew it this beauty was on our doorstep!

Isn't is amazing and so unique? She uses gingham and does it all by hand!

From Chris

You can see how much dimension it has and she was even kind enough to ask if we had a color preference. I LOVE that it matches the nursery so I can show it off.

From Chris

This was the first gift we received for the baby, but because of all our moving and life craziness, I just got to unpack it from the baby boxes this week. Everyone who has come by to see the nursery comments on it! Thanks so much Chris, we will treasure it forever!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Baby Crafting!


After months of tiny little yarn on tiny little needles this freakin' bag is done! These pictures of me working on the sleep sack/kicking bag show the colors better and are prettier, but the complete picture is at the bottom.


I love this yarn and how it knit up, but I really wasn't in love with how long it took to make it 16 inches long! 

kicking bag

yarn - Berroco Sox in colorway 1453
...also detailed on my ravelry page


I had this flannel and had all of these cut out for about a year. I finally cut the flannel to back them and added some batting and got 8 done in no time! They are both kind of girly, but I'm keeping them even if this babe is a boy. He won't care what he spits up on, right? And if you didn't know these are my favorite burp cloths from homemade by jill

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

oh baby!


I've been trying to step things up in the baby craft department... this kid is going to be here before we know it! I started this onesie when I found out I was pregnant and just finally finished it last week. So cute, huh?! And you can see that I've been working on my quilt top too. I just have to add the border and the top will be done!


I got the design here and think it is just too cute!


I also had to make another pair of baby legs to match the Oregon onesie. I had these socks - they were just regular crew length so they are shorter and wider than some of the others, but I think they are cute none-the-less.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

baby legs from socks...I'm ADDICTED!


You can't get over the cuteness can you? Don't even try...its a futile effort! A week ago I met up with a few friends for a baby craft day. We tackled baby legs from knee high socks using this quick tutorial. They are SO easy! It takes about 5 minutes for each pair and the result is to die for! The girly ones pictured above and in some of the other pictures I made for a friend who just had a baby girl...LOVE THEM WITH THE CLOTH DIPES! Can't wait to see this babe in my belly with some little leg warmers!






Baby Simmons craft day resulted in 5 pairs of baby legs and an AWESOME freezer paper onesie for football season! The two solid pairs are narrower and shorter to hopefully fit a newborn. I used the dimensions listed on to get an idea of what sizes they say fit newborns vs. older babies. The sizing for the 'one size fits most' seemed to work out well on Maddie, who is 2 months old...


You should also be proud... I took the giant leap from charm pack quilter to picking my own fabric last week! I went to fabric depot and all by myself picked out 9 coordinating greys, whites, and yellows, for my babe's first quilt. I was so intimidated, but I think its going to turn out well! I also was really afraid of all the cutting, but because its just a simple patchwork design I was able to cut all 81 squares in a few hours! Can't wait to share more baby crafting...its gotta be in full swing since I only have three more months!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Baby Legs DONE!


It took two months, but I finished these! On what felt like the world's smallest needles using the world's smallest yarn. Really though I just wasn't taking the time to knit anything - in reality they progress quickly when you work on them consistently. Can you believe how friggin' cute they are??


Something about the little ankle bands kills me! I tried to put these on Olive so she could model them... but they didn't fit.


Look how cute they will be with this little onesie set! OMG this baby needs to cook faster!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

I really like the idea of doing this in the baby's room. We sold our house in Missouri so we get to have a nursery now, at least some sort of nursery, even if it is just a nook in a one bed room apartment! There is a whole round-up of these alphabet walls in the source link. I better start collecting! 

Monday, March 21, 2011



I lost my craft mojo during my first trimester, but I'm back! I cast on some baby legs using the smallest yarn and smallest needles EVER! I'm in love with them already and can't wait to see them on some chubby thighs!

Saturday, February 26, 2011



A few weeks ago I got together with some friends for a fun filled crafternoon! We spent all afternoon cutting and sewing. I helped guide them, but they were all naturals. 


We made two of my favorite projects - burp cloths & cloth napkins. Have I ever told you how awesome having cloth napkins is? I LOVE having enough to eat with at every meal. I feel so much classier and more eco-friendly. 




It was really fun to just relax and craft and to see the excitement at the finished project. I will miss crafting with you girls!