Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Fun New Project

I have not been posting too much lately. I have been rather engrossed in a top secret project or rather a series of projects. We are having a baby in October and there is lots of work to be done. Though I would have loved to have been posting regularly about my exciting new projects, I could not risk family finding out online, instead of from us. I thought that would not be a great way to find out. But we have been busy and now I have lots of new projects to post if I could only find some time.
Going along with the attitude of this website, we will be making and doing as much from scratch as possible. I’ve already fired up the ol’ sewing machine a few times, but I have a lot of work ahead of me. If you are on a budget, like we are, you save lots of money by making things yourself. I’ve done a bunch of research and below is a list of things you can make yourself if you are so inclined. If anyone has anything to add, please comment!
  • Cloth Diapers
  • Diaper covers
  • Soakers
  • Disposable baby wipes
  • Changing mats
  • Blankets 
  • Sweaters
  • Diaper bag (really looking forward to making a chic diaper bag that I'm not embarrassed to carry)
  • Mobiles
  • Socks (Yes, I made baby socks when I could have bought them but mine are cute)
  • Swaddling cloth
  • Hats
  • Toys (so many tutorials out there)
  • Burp cloths
  • Bibs
  • Cute clothes (though I will probably get most of these second hand)
That's all I have come up with but it is quite the to-do list. I will post some tutorials for the things I come up with.