Baby Week: Friends & Readers Baby Project Feature

I can’t believe how many fabulous ideas there are out there. I can’t nearly keep up, so for Feature Friday here is a whirlwind tour of some of my baby project favorites from around the blogosphere.

Applique Onesies from Designing Moms

Ruffle Butt Onesie from Crap I’ve Made via Ucreate
Owl Onesie from Nannygoat

How to turn a regular bra in to a nursing bra from Mamas Worldwide

Nursing Covers from Every Crafty Endeavor
Nursing Covers

Teething Cuddler from Scraps n Strings

I guess that about wraps it up! If you have a fun baby project, please leave the link so we can all check it out! Happy Baby week!

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Baby Week: Cupcake Bow Tutorial

I am really excited about this! It really was the result of a craft fail. I was trying to make a rosette from the tutorial on Craft eNVy. When I finished it didn’t look much like a rose. It was pointy like a cupcake top. Then, an idea was born. I had not seen a cupcake bow and who can’t use a little more cupcake in their lives?! Here’s a tutorial for personal use only please!

1. Start by making a little rosette in your frosting color. Then take your “wrapper” ribbon and make a ruffle on your needle. Stitch the ends of the ruffle to make a little circle.

2. Pull the end of your ribbon through the hole and then go around the bottom of the rose (inside the “wrapper”)with hot glue. Squish it all together, being sure to ripple the wrapper ribbon all around.

3. I added it to a little figure 8 bow. What’s that dot on the side?

That’s velcro. Now it will stay in the finest of baby hair. I got the velcro idea from Dollar Store Crafts. Wouldn’t the ribbon cupcake be so cute on a headband?! You could put a dot of velcro on the headband and change out bows to match. Love it!

I have a thing for argyle. Yes, yes, I do. This is just a tiny button bow that is oh so fun for tiny heads and so very easy to make.

1. Get a small circle of ribbon. Squish the middle between your fingers and stitch. Then add your button on the front and your velcro on the back and stitch together.

2. I add a little circle of ribbon on the other side of the velcro so that is cute too. Singe the edges so it won’t fray.

I had to make a BYU bow. Her mommy is a Cougar! I just did a bunch of figure 8s and hot glued them together.

This one turned out a bit like a Christmas bow or a star, but I love the colors!

Here they are all together. My little Annie will have a fancy little head!

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Baby Week: No Sew Fleece Baby Cape

When talking with my sis about what she needed for her baby girl she mentioned that she had a lot of clothes, but many of them were for warm weather. So I got to work on the baby legs and this adorable no sew girly fleece cape I saw over on Ruffles and Stuff (Disney is amazing!!).

I knew many of the baby’s clothes were pink and purple and had this cute pink ribbon with brown flowers, so I went out and purchased some brown fleece. I apologize in advance for the pics! I followed the tutorial from Ruffles and Stuff for the most part, just on a smaller scale. I used a Lysol wipes container as a newborn size guide. :)

As you can see, I did not cut the arm slits because I was not sure where they should go for a baby so I wanted to do it once she arrived.

Once I got to the closure step of the tutorial (the little bows on the front bottom), I got confused and could figure out how to do the ties. If you can, go ahead and do that method or you can opt for what I did instead. *involves a needle and thread*

I tied two little bows for the outside and got some velcro dots for the inside to hold it closed. I stitched the bow to the outside and then stuck the velcro dots in place. Make sure they are the permanent glue velcro dots and that you stick them on really well.

And there you have it! A cute little cape to keep your bundle of joy cozy. This only took me a couple of hours one night to complete. I also made a matching hair bow that is coming up tomorrow!

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Baby Week: Make Your Own Baby Legs with Matching Hair Accessories

Run, don’t walk out to buy some girls knee socks. Making your own baby legs is truly a snap and they are so adorable. I found a great DIY baby legs tutorial on Flickr (via Little Birdie Secrets) and got to sewing. Trust me, even the least experienced seamstress can pull this one off! I did. I mad two pair and then couldn’t stand to waste what was left so made some matching hair accessories out of it. Isn’t my niece going to be stylin’?! When she grows in to them that is. ;)

The only thing different from the tutorial is the “ruffle” on the camouflage pair. This was ironically born from a mistake of sewing them wrong on my first try. I turned them right side out and said, “dang it” until I looked closer. I loved the little deconstructed ruffle that had resulted. It gave it a little sass and edge. And with her red hair you know that girl is going to have a little sass!

Here they are modeled on my arm. I was thinking sweet Annie would be more like my nephew who is a total chunk so she may have to wear them in the fall, but we’ll see how fast she grows.

Now, when I was finished with the little leg warmers there were little scraps from the heels and toes of the socks left. Most people would have just scrapped them, but for some reason I couldn’t. I sat and looked at them for a long time and then I came up with these.

Aren’t they adorable! I guess I have a thing for the deconstructed as demonstrated by the bow. I took four of the heels/toes, layered them with the pointy part pointed to the middle and then hot glued them together. Then, I wrapped a piece of material around the center and glued it on. The flower is just two circles cut out with the edges singed to curl slightly sewn together with a button.

I am loving my scrappy hair accessories!

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