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Monday, March 21, 2011

More DIY projects

After finishing several double sided wipes, couple of wool soakers, this Mama was feeling confident enough to try her hand at DIY changing pad covers.

The fact that store covers are 16.99 each and I'm short on cash to spend on pretties was another factor pushing me.

I found a cute tutorial online here, and this couldn't have been easier! Even without a sewing machine, it just took a little more careful than usual hand stitching, and the result is spectacular so far. The measurements and instructions are spot on and easy to understand, and I bet it would have taken me even less time had I been using a sewing machine. Without a machine, it took me barely under an hour to size up, cut down and stitch up. I still have to go around making the tube to feed the elastic through it, which I'm judging from my own speed will take less than 10 minutes.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monster's last ride

In this particular carrier at least:

Just look at that face!!!

In preparation for Falafal

I'd been busy making a wrap out of Osnaburg and needed to fancy it up. Wizard wanted elephants, so I found elephants.
And then, decided, that Wizard needed a carrier of his own:
So I got him a black Maya Tei from the For Sale or Trade forum on TheBabyWearer.Com and made this:

Who says babywearing has to be expensive?
Cost of Osnaburg+zigzag hemming for shrinking+supplies $49+, Cost of Maya Wrap $60.

February Memories

Sledding through the neighborhood
Menands, NY