Thursday, May 13, 2010

Baby Shower Gifts/Fun Projects

I've been super busy on e-bay lately. I've had some custom orders for my baby stuff on top of what I already do to try and make a little extra money for my hubby to pursue his hobby (rocks, fossils = boring + very expensive). But he works all day and I am lucky enough to get to stay home with our girls. So it is a fair trade I think.

Here are some of the diaper clutches that I have made recently.

















Anyway, I have been making diaper clutches/pouches, burp cloths and diaper wipes cases lately. I love, love, love the minky on this custom order I did for a lady.





I love how they turned out so much that I made a few for myself. I'm having baby number 3 in July. It is a boy and I have 2 girls = everything pink and girly at my house. Just another excuse to craft/create! Like I needed one anyway.





I made a pink set to list for sale on e-bay. If you are interested leave me a comment with your e-mail address and I'll link you directly to the listing.







Here is a diaper wipes case I made awhile back that I still love!





I also make nursing covers/poncho's that I sell on e-bay. They aren't like the ones you strap onto your neck and only cover the front. I made it like a poncho so that your back is covered, too. I don't particularly want my back hanging out along with my front! I make them in tons of color, too. I just haven't gotten around to taking the pictures of them because my big old belly makes it difficult to take photos, as you can see.







Here's why I love them sooooo much. When my second daughter was one week old(!!!) my 4 year old was admitted to the ER and then later the hospital while visiting her Grandma's house. I ended up spending four days by her side, going with her to x-rays and scans all around the hospital - all while trying to hold and nurse a newborn baby. I was constantly feeding her while walking up and down the halls for different tests. The poncho was a lifesaver, really! My front and back was covered all while nursing my baby and passing numerous strangers in the hallway. Did I mention my husband was out of town during all of this??? My mother-in-law was a godsend during this. She even spent the night so that I could get an actual nights sleep! So grateful that we all got through it, and I'm sooooo glad I had that nursing cover/poncho.

Anyway, now that you've heard entirely too much about my life, I just wanted to share with you all the fun stuff that I've been up to lately. Besides anticipating and getting ready for our new baby.

11 comments:

  1. Good job on the baby stuff! All of my friends recently got married over the past few years, and not we're on to making babies! I have made a million of the decorated burp rags. I want to make the diaper clutches too! Yours look good!

    http://theautocrathaley.blogspot.com

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  2. You are so creative... All of it... but I especially liked that nursing cover... lightweight yet great coverage... People are so weird about a woman nursing in this country...*shrug* anyway... great job! And take care there.

    ~Rainey~

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  3. Oh, the baby stuff looks so soft and cuddly. Love it!

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  4. I love the minky and blue, minky and pink covers, etc. The material is very "Happy."

    Good thinking with the nursing poncho too!! Congratulations on baby number 3!!

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  5. Very lucky moms! Love the patterns on the baby gear and love the pattern and colors of your blog! Have a great evening.
    Machelle

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  6. Very cute! :) Love the poncho too...what is your eBay user ID?

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  7. The diaper clutches are adorable - Such a clever idea Love the fabrics! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase party. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  8. VERY cute! I love the brown minky fabric. :-)

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