Sunday, January 25, 2009

babywearin' love

So I love to wear my babies. All the way back to Grace. I had a ring sling with her but I never really got the hang of it and didn't know there were other options. With Eric, it was a 'hip hammock' and with Lily it was a hotsling, now with Calvin it's a mei tai and a moby wrap. I made the mei tai, though for some reason the body of it is too short so I need to re-work it. I'm pretty sure I followed the instructions for it, unless I mis-measured or something. But I love it and it'll be good with some tweaking. I don't know how one does a back carry with it though!

Mei Tai

My little brown bear in the Moby Wrap

Friday, January 9, 2009

Quilt update, birds, and TP

The quilt is coming along well! Here's the side with assorted fabrics from Grandma. I just pieced them together randomly (I like random) and sewed them in strips.
Then here's the other side. And below that is the unfinished quilt binding edge. I've never done a quilt binding (since I've never made a quilt!) but thanks to this flickr tutorial: I was able to figure it out easily. Now I just need to handsew the edges and I'm done! This will be our couch quilt. Woo hoo!

I made these felt birds from stiff felt I got at JoAnn's. It's only .79 cents for a large sheet and I could literally cut out 10+ birds per sheet, so it's not only a cute craft but inexpensive too! The wings fit onto the body as you can see by the one I assembled on the right. These would be cute tucked into a card as a little gift. I'm giving these to our little guests that we're having over for a family dinner tomorrow. I got the idea and pattern here:

Who knew a 20 pk. of Scott's toilet tissue could provide so much fun? I wouldn't say hours of fun, but many happy minutes were spent stacking it into skyscrapers and marching it up the stairs like this.