Upcycled Bibs

Got a teething toddler that goes through 8+ bibs a day?  Got lots of swaddling blankets lying around?  I got an idea!  Make them into bibs!  Bibs are my favorite things to make because it’s easy and is relatively fast to make.   

    

Here she is, wearing them.  I love it! 

Cake Smash (Cake Touch)!

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Here’s my baby, already 1!  Growing way too fast!

I didn’t know what a cake smash was when my son turned 1 but I do now.  It’s my last baby and I wanted to do a cake smash!  CAKE SMASH! CAKE SMASH!  I was quite determined.  (Good thing I am a somewhat enthusiast or perhaps a semi-pro photographer and have all the camera equipment for this, otherwise I would have hire a photographer, which would drive up the cost and the hubby would put a stop to this madness.)  Anyways, I  started pinning for ideas and tips on how to do a cake smash a couple weeks before she turned 1.  On my check lists were:  Tutorial on baking the cake, buying the ingredients, getting the happy birthday banner, etc. etc.  Then 3 days before the shoot, I suddenly realized that I had not planned for her outfit!  What was thinking?!  What was wrong with me?! Was she gonna be naked with just her cloth diaper on?  I needed a tutu and a birthday hat!!!  Too late to order anything from Esty!  I was mad, like angry mad!  Lucky for me, I was able to find a mom to sell me her daughter’s tutu and good thing I am somewhat crafty, found a tutorial on Pinterest and spent Sunday night working on her birthday crown.

So here it is, little Miss Leah’s cake smash session!  I had it in my head how it was going to go down, how she would go to town with it, plunging face first into the cake.  After all, she loves to eat.  But nope, she wouldn’t have it.  She touched it with 1 finger and wanted nothing to do it.  She was more interested in walking!  She had to discover, just right before the cake smash session, that she could take 2 to 3 steps on her own.

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The cake was mostly untouched…this is what the cake looked like after the cake smash session.  GRRRRR! YOUUUUU LITTLEE!!

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Big brother in the mean time was salivating.  Poor kid.  But He had fun too.

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Of course he got a crown too.

Behold, A backwards muscle man onesie!

Ok, I now have a new appreciation for onesies! It took me at least 4 hours to sew one and it looks like crap! I’ve been following all these sewing blogs, studying their tutorials and getting inspired! And then I thought, I’ll try tracing an existing onesie and find an old shirt and refashion it!

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I am no good at sewing because I can only sew simple stuff and I cannot put pieces together. Instead of inspiring people with beautiful projects, yet another failed project. I have a Spock t-sheet I want to refashion into a onesie, now I am not sure I should. I really don’t have 4 more hours!

Oh well at least she doesn’t seem to mind wearing it.

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Project Lava Lamp

Today i finally put my acts together and finished the lava lamp from last spring. After the hubby put together the lava lamp (following instructions from the Handy Dad book that I got him), I took it upon me to add some details to it.

My son’s face lit up when he discovered that I finally finished his Lava Lamp. He loves it! I am a happy mommy!

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A sewing machine and a new Bapron!

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A little back story.  I inherited a sewing machine! I vaguely remember taking a sewing class 24 years ago, where I made an apron and a pot holder. Maybe being a daughter of a seamstress helps because for some reason, I can sew! Who knew?!

I decided that my first project would be a bib!  No, not a bib, a Bapron by http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/.  I’d love to take credit for the designing this awesome bib but I’m not that creative.  I did a Pinterest search and got my inspiration.  You can buy the pattern and tutorial for $6 but I am much too cheap to buy so I traced a onesie and eyeballed it.  Let me tell you, it is worth the $6 because after the time spent on drawing the pattern and doing a mock piece, I totally wished that I had just bought the tutorial/pattern.  After all, the extra time spent could be used for sleeping!  So if you are interested in making this, here’s the link to the Bapron tutorial.

I made it reversible.  The Chevron side is with PUL fabric for eating and the flower side is cotton for collecting drool.  Here’s the other side.

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And here’s my little model!

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I love it!  And, I think she loves it too!