Friday, April 30, 2010

Makin' Baby Stuff

My sweet friend Nicki is having a baby girl ANY DAY now.  I talked to her the other week and asked her if she had made a car seat canopy yet.  She chuckled and said "No" in a way that told me it was probably the last thing on her mind.  She's got a lot going on, so anyway, I told her to expect one in the mail.  I might have suggested it would be purple, but when I saw this fabric, I knew I had to make it orange...and can I tell ya, I absolutely LOVE using the ric rac.  So.dang.cute.

I also used snaps, instead of a decorative button.

I also love the cute orange polkadot material on the inside. 

If you are interested in making a canopy, my tutorial is posted HERE.  So Nicki, if you are reading this, I hope it's not spoiling the surprise.  I really hope you like it.  It seemed perfect for the Spring/Summer.

I've also been enjoying making these fancy chenille burp cloths.  I've mentioned it before, but sometimes I'm a one-trick-pony when it comes to baby gifts.  Or maybe I go in cycles by making the same thing again and again, and then switching to something different.  I guess now I'm in a burp cloth sorta mode.

I've got a tutorial coming tomorrow, on how to make these. They are so easy to make, and I love them because they are so pretty to use!  I mean, spit up is pretty gross, but I'm completely convinced that these cute burp rags totally make up for it!  If you don't have a baby that spits up, you might just wish you did, just so you can use these burp cloths.

So I suggest making tons and tons.  Then, you can drop them off at the doorstep of a new mommy.

Or you can give them to your own baby, who will be thrilled!!

Or you can divide them up and mail them out to all your sisters who are having babies....which is what I did.


runningfan said...

Your tricks will never get old! And I love-love-love that orange fabric!

Jen said...

I have my material for the car seat canopy I just need to out the machine. I also got a ton of material for wipes and burp clothes. I love using them with warm water for runny noses. so much softer then Kleenex for loosening up the dried up crusties.

Dan and Katie said...

I got my fabric :)

The Cushing Family said...

I can't say enough how much I LOVE the burp rags you made for me. They are so darn cute! I am so glad I don't have to use my old burp rags now. Who wants to use yucky burp rags with a brand new baby? I am so lucky to have such a talented friend!!! You're the best Shaina!

Bek Bek Bek Bekah said...

sometimes I am tempted to tell you I am having a baby just so I can get your cute projects. lol. I started a carseat thingy and need to finish it. almost done.

courtney said...

Oooh! Is this what I am watching out for in the mail?

I've been having a lot of contractions, I still have two hours before April is over, would be cool to have a baby on Kim's birthday. Who knows, I will probably not have this baby for another couple of weeks.

Maynards said...

I LOVE the ones you gave me. They are so cute! I can't wait to show them off when the baby gets here. You are so talented.

Sara said...

I love your car seat canopy - my fave part are the snaps. You are so darn talented Shaina. Seriously.

And the burp cloths are awesome.