Archive for the ‘Home craft’ Category

Halloween printables 2013

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

I do not know  about you but I am always looking for free printables to do my party themes.

Here you have some webs where you can find cool printables!

Do you need some place cards? take a look at this ones:

 

Do you need something to decorate your cupcakes? You can get in this web site some tips!

If you want to print this lovely set from My Daily randomness blog go here

 

Halloween Craft 2013

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Halloween is approaching so get ready for the Crafting race!! Get the glue out and start making something!

I found this spooktacular wreath on this fantastic blog!

Cloud and rain

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

My lovely baby will have to get used to the Irish rain. I do not want him to think that rain is a bad thing.

So I made a cloud made of cotton cloud (I basically stuck the cotton to a cereal box that I cut in a shape of a cloud). From the cloud I hanged colour velvet rain drops.

I am planning to place it by the changing table so he can see it while being changed.

Here is how it looks:

Toy Wreath

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

I am giving the final touches to the nursery. I promess I will make photos soon with the whole room finished up!

I really like Wreaths for all occasions so I made one for the nursery room. It is made with some scrap fabric and then with 0.50€ toys from IKEA.

I basically just got some scrap fabric and made a circle that I filled in with stuffing and then I stitched in a bunch of IKEA soft toys and finger puppets.

I love the final product!

 

BIBS

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

I have experienced with my nephew and nieces that one has never enough bibs so I bought a bunch of them in IKEA and I added some colourful fabric to them to make them a bit more cheerful.

Breast feeding pillow

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

I am intending to breast feed so I made a breast feeding pillow. I cannot get over how expensive they are to buy and they are so easy to make!

I made it following the instructions from this really easy web site called make baby stuff.

The tutorial is here

I made two of them. I am planning to keep on in my parents in law house since we go to visit them often.

Shirts

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

People always say that babies go through a lot of clothes so I am trying to make as many as possible. I made a couple of shirts from a Martha Stewart pattern. The only thing is that I did not like the kimono feature of it so I changed the pattern slightly and I removed the flap of the front. Here are the shirts I made so far:

 

Knitting

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

I went a bit mad on the knitting lately. I got this obsession that I have to have a jumper for each baby size so I did lots of knitting. All the patterns I used where for free.

Here are some examples:

I knitted this hat and jumper following a pattern from Ravelry. Here is the link

All the other patters for the other jumpers and hats are from Lion brand yarn

 

I also knitted blankets:

Cube

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

I am determined to make as many toys as I can for our new bundle of joy!

Today I made these lovely cubes. I got the inspiration an tutorial from compulsive craftiness.

 

Activity blanket

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

I wanted to buy one of those activity blankets for babies to play away on the floor but when I saw how much they are I decided to make one myself!

I used IKEA fabric in one side and red bed sheet on the other side.

The size was exactly the size of a cot duvet this is because I am planning to put the duvet inside the pocket that I made with the two fabrics.

I wanted the blanket to be able to stimulate all the baby senses so at each corner we have different activities.

In one corner I made a fish that if you touch the fins it makes a noises (I filled the fins with plastic sheets that make noise)

In another corner there is sea weed made of felt (to let the baby to feel a different texture)

In another I have a wave made of cotton (soft fabric this time)

In the last corner I have a crab.

All the toys at the corner can be removed (to play somewhere else) and are placed in the blanket with ribbons.

I also made some long rectangles with jingles on them that make a lot of noise when you shake them ( I might regret this one hahahah)

In the middle of the blanket I have a big octopus and lots of different ribbons from different textures.

I hope my baby likes it!