Friday, April 16, 2010


So I'm a creative person. I like making things. From scrapbooks to washcloths to sewing projects. Granted, I don't have any training in almost all of the projects I tackle, and most of the time I do end up creating something that looks like a 3rd grader made it, but I've been thinking in recent months that I'd like to share these other aspects of my life through this blog. Not just keep posting stamping-only blogs. So here is my first non-scrapbooking entry.

I've been a sewing MACHINE lately! When I first found out I was having a boy, the gender-neutral theme of the nursery went right out the window. I went to Jo Ann Fabrics and picked out some boy-themed fleece for burp cloths. I just started making the burp cloths in the past few weeks, (I'm now 37 weeks pregnant) but for Genevieve I used cloth diapers for burp cloths, and since I'm using almost all of my cloth diapers for actual diapers, I didn't want to confuse which was which. So here are a few of the burp cloths I've made, I know they're not perfect, but since they're not gifts, I didn't see the point in spending any more time on them when I have so much else I'd like to get done sewing-wise. The one on the left was the first one I made, so there is no binding.
Also shown are some little bags I made for the diaper bag, the striped one will be for baby boy, and the flowered one for Genny. These are small bags that we'll keep pacies in so we don't mix them up or lose them. I put a stamp pad next to them so you can judge the size. I'll be making larger bags with the same pattern for the kid's individual items in the all-purpose diaper bag. This is an organizing technique that I'm trying out to ensure we always have what we need for each child. We can put appropriate snacks, toys and books in each bag so that when baby boy is crying I can grab his bag and get what he needs instead of routing around in the diaper bag for 5 minutes. Let's hope it works!

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