I've been obsessed with getting ready for baby Nam. For me, this has translated into trolling Craig's list, consignment stores, and my Yahoo groups for baby deals, knitting, sewing, and working on the nursery. I've also been surfing the web for inspiration/ideas, which are compiled on my tumblelog. I wanted to compile some of the baby crafting I've done so far.
One of the first things I made were these taggies:
this tutorial from Craft Blog to make them. Other than the blue whale flannel, I had all the supplies I needed in my stash.
The next two projects I worked on came from purl bee - which has a lot of great craft ideas. One was a a tutorial my sister found for knit baby booties, the other was one for a quilted playmat. The playmat gave me a chance to use more fabric in my stash - one was an echino/kokka linen/cotten fabric with a bird and leaf print and the other is an upholstery weight fabric from Ikea that I couldn't resist. All I had to buy was the quilting for the middle. Then I had to invest some time into hand quilting it.
After a busy end of the school year, summer began and I got back to sewing. I found an adorable elephant print flannel at Pacific Fabric and Crafts and made some double sided flannel pads - one for the changing pad and the other for the co-sleeper.
Our generous friends lent us a co-sleeper and a bassinet, but they both needed sheets Rather than buy some, I decided to try making fitted sheets. It was a bit intimidating, but ended up turning out okay. I used this tutorial and did some math to modify the size. I got some cute and inexpensive fabric from Ikea (3 yars for $7.99). The most difficult part of this project was adding the elastic. (I wish I'd known about the safety pin trick, but instead I practically ruined brand new circular knitting needle trying to thread the elastic.) In the end, I didn't even need the elastic in the bassinet sheet and ended up taking it out. Both sheets were for very shallow mattresses and the elastic made them a bit too tight. Here's the one for the co-sleeper.
Brunch. She provided the link to the tutorial I used.