Friday, January 28, 2011

How to: Embellished Cloth Diaper Burp Cloths

Many mom's have mentioned to me the importance of good burp cloths, and I've learned from doing my research that rectangular/flat cloth diapers make great burp cloths. So, to make these boring old cloths cute, (which, yes, I know just clean up messes and get messy, but can still be cute, right?!)  I simply added some ribbon, rick-rack, and bias-tape trim to them. Now, I have a huge stack of burp cloths that will at least be nice to look at when I'm wiping spit-up off of myself and our baby.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Shopping and Sales! Yay!

I must belong to every "invite only" or "members only" boutique shopping site around. I'm not even sure why sometimes (I guess people send me invites so they can earn free shipping of monetary credits, so I sign up to help them). Well, recently I've actually scored a couple of things through such sites that I'm pretty excited about. First, from HauteLook I got a "Modern Classics" rocker that is so cute! (It's an Eames rocker by Herman Miller reproduction). And, I won't even tell you what I paid but it was a deal (*cough*less than $100*cough*). So, here's your invite to that site, HauteLook.

Then, just yesterday, at Gilt Groupe, I found nice travel "changing pod and pacifier tote" by JJ Cole. This will work great for setting up a portable changing station on the main floor of our house (or wold be great in a diaper bag). And, it was less expensive that they one I was thinking of getting from Target. So, here is your invite to Gilt Groupe.

What I like about both of these shopping sites is that they both include stuff for men, women, kids and home (and even travel!) If you're not already a member, it's free to sign up. Click here for HauteLook and here for Gilt Groupe. (And, I should note that these sites are not sponsoring this blog, nor do I work for them--just passing on some good deals).

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Items on Etsy!

I just added some new stuff to my Etsy Shop--including vintage housewares and vintage craft/jewelry supplies. More to come soon, too!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

How to: Baby Crinkle Squares

Another homemade baby item I've made recently are some cute "tagged" crinkle squares:

I basically followed this tutorial from Joy's Hope, which was super easy. Instead of a wipe's package, I actually used the wrapper from microwave popcorn (which thanks to the guy's thoughtful Christmas gift I no longer have to eat) for the "crinkle" lining of my flannel squares. I used a variety of ribbon and rick-rack to add color and texture to the squares as well. Fun!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Baby Shower Thank You Gifts:

(In addition to some other small things) as Thank You gifts for my mom and my sister for hosting our baby shower (more on that to come later) I made them some pretty blue Swarovski crystal and glass beaded earrings for them to wear to the shower (I also made the longer pair for myself to wear to the baby shower):

Hope your holidays have been magical!
Take it light in 2011,