Wednesday, June 20, 2012

April Projects

This is rather late, but here is a post about my April Projects Plans, part of my 2012 Projects Plans.  Sometimes real life gets in the way of the best of plans.

Baby Shower!

A couple of ladies from my church are expecting baby boys.  We had a shower for them which was a lot of fun!  I gave both of them diapers (I split a huge box of Pampers from Sam's), made the cutest diaper babies, and made a hooded towel.  I basically gave them some of my favorite things that I received as gifts with Gracie except for the diaper babies because I'd never seen any before I saw them on Pinterest.

Aren't these the cutest things ever?  I had so much fun making them!
They are really easy to make.  You'll need diapers, baby socks, and baby washcloths.  Separate the socks, and roll one of them up in a diaper.  Bundle the diaper with a washcloth blanket, roll up the other sock and place on the head for its cap.  Take a sharpie and draw sleeping eyes or glue googly eyes for alert babies.  I used a glue stick for the googly eyes and they barely stayed on.

Hooded Baby Towel

This is one of the hooded baby towels I made.  I made it just like the one that was given to me.  It looks huge on the baby doll, but, trust me, the babies will grow into them all too quickly!

It was a little difficult to figure out how to do the folding and sewing of the main towel.  There's a pleat in the back.  I can do a tutorial of sorts if you like.  Just let me know.
Gracie on Easter Sunday
I wanted to take a picture of Gracie in her Easter dress, but it was torn when she was playing in church nursery.  The dress was actually a Christmas dress on clearance.  I found it when I was switching out clothes for her back in March.  I thought it was too pretty to wait until Christmas.  I did get it fixed at an alterations shop, but she hasn't yet worn it again.

Gracie plays with her bubbles.

The neighbor girls came over.  LOVE the rainbow and sun flares!  Not photoshopped, just a happy coincidence.

By the way, those "spillproof" bubble buckets look great, but ours leaks where the top meets the bottom.  I'm too cheap to buy another one, so I don't know if mine is just an isolated exception.  Gracie LOVED the plastic Easter eggs.  I filled them with candy and gave her one egg a day (but not every day) for a couple of months.

I didn't get to do any Christmas projects.  However, I DID get to work on getting ready for our yard sale.  More on that later.


Source: via Ava on Pinterest
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  1. Aren't those just the cutest little things! I need to try those next time I know someone having a baby! :)

  2. These are such a great idea! So easy and so cute! Thanks for sharing! :)



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