Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More sewing projects...

Let me begin with this disclaimer... the following items were not sewn by me.  I was the mastermind behind the following projects, but recruited my Mom to actually complete the sewing part before she left town (if you know me, you'll know that this is my method of operation... just ask Doug)  Even though I didn't actually do the grunt work, I think they are still post-worthy.

Sewing Project #1... a hooter hider... also known as a bosom buddy (I've been telling Caleb it's a superman cape.  He's too young to learn the word "hooter".)  I couldn't find any cute ones in the stores around here, so why not make one yourself?  I googled "hooter hider pattern" and found tons of online tutorials.  My mom and I found one that was suitable (here's the link in case you want to check it out) and made a few more adjustments to make it even better... we decided to line it with a complementary fabric, and rounded the corners to make it look more professionally made.  The first time I used it, Doug asked me if it worked.  I asked if he could see them.  No.  Then it's working :)

Here's Caleb modeling his superman cape...  He's gonna really love me someday for taking these pictures...





Sewing Project #2... a removable cover for my breastfeeding pillow.  The pillow I purchased three years ago before Caleb was born (it unfortunately remained unused until now) did not have a cover that could be washed.  In my mind, all I could think about was how disgusting the pillow was going to get after regular useage.  So I pulled some fabric out of my stash, picked up a zipper, and my mom got to work.  She made up her own pattern and whipped up a cover in no time.  Check it out... Emerson's the model this time around.




My Mom is a sewing genius.  I've got more sewing projects from my house to share (house related projects, not baby ones).  Ones that my Mom helped me figure out.  Stay tuned!

And now for a craft update...

On the mornings we're at home, Caleb and I do crafts while I drink my morning coffee... make that coffees.


We've done some painting, played with playdough, glued macaroni (and ate it while gluing... Caleb, not I), we've made thank you cards, made telescopes and binoculars out of toilet paper holders... the possibilities are endless.  All it takes is glue, paint... basically anything messy.

And when we're done with the craft... we just play with markers.  Cheap entertainment.



5 comments:

Amy said...

I must say, Elissa, you take some pretty terrific photos and make ordinary things (like a cup of coffee) look fantastic!

Keith & Melissa Reed said...

Where do you get your fabric? I'm wanting to do a few sewing projects but only if I can get fabric as good as yours. And I can second your concern about nursing pillow sanitation concerns. Hypothetically speaking, if your son pooed out of his diaper while nursing you'd be glad you could wash the cover. The second picture of Caleb with the cape is just too funny. "Hmmmm, what's down there?"

Karen said...

Awesome!! Yup, I love the photos with Caleb wearing the "hooter hider" too - he will thank you one day, I'm sure!! :)

Trev and Rebekah said...

Such a fun mom you are. We should get together for a craft date with the boys some time. :0) I like the tissue paper idea and the mac. idea too.

My bfeeding pillow didn't have a cover. If I ever have more kids i will have to invest in that. And as for a hooter hider as you call it mine was way too small and didn't work as well. The one you made looks great!

kathleen marie said...

You are a great mom and a wonderful woman. Just wanted to say that.