March 31, 2010


Looks good enough to eat, huh?

These are my first attempts at diaper cakes. A fun and simple project...and they make an amazing gift that you know will be used. Some people have told me they make them with stick pins in each diaper or tape each one together. I've also seen them with each diaper rolled up with a rubber band on each one. The way I made mine is not only easy to make, but super easy to disassemble for the gift receiver.

The pink one has 234 size 1 Pampers diapers. I made it for my son's pre-school teacher's baby shower. I put gifts inside the cake too (a Podee bottle, reversible, wipeable bib and little bag fanning out on top). The other cakes have about 175 size 1 Pampers and 10 preemie diapers in the top layer.

The diaper cake below was made to go along with this boy themed gift basket of items I made for a friend's baby shower. I appliqued his name and a football on a blanket I bought. I found matching felt receiving blankets and from those I made the felt ball and monogrammed burpees. And I always do a matching personalized gift card.



These are the gifts I made for my sister-in-law's baby shower. She was having a little boy. Her husband is a college baseball coach, so I thought he'd enjoy these goodies too.

I made a blanket with what they call soft-n-cuddly (I think) and flannel. I appliqued a baseball on the blue side. I made two burpees with the fabrics of the blanket. I also made a little matching bib.

I also couldn't resist making this little appliqued long-sleeve onsie (below).  My sister has made some adorable applique shirts with felt for my boys and I just love the look of it.

After my nephew was born I made his birth announcements. 
Carrying onwith the baseball theme and Nolan's dad's love 
of the Yankees, here's what I made. I took the idea from an 
actual Yankees baseball card. I bet there are a few people 
who hope he gets an official major league card  one day.

March 29, 2010


Happy Easter

These are my 6 month old twin boys. My 4 year old is in the upper little picture.

I am starting this "blog" (in quotes, because I kind of hate that word) kind of for myself. And I'm hoping now that my grandma is getting DSL, that she'll log on and see what I've been making. She is kind of my inspiration for all my craftiness...passed down through my mom.

For now I'll just be posting things that I'm making, want to make and favorite things I want to share. Who knows if it'll ever be more than that.

I don't have the time that I used to to devote to sewing, crafting or much of anything else. I am a mother of three boys - one incredible 4 year old and twin boys who were born in October. So I will do things when I can. I used to stay up into the wee hours of the morning to get my craft fix in, but those days are over for now. Until there are set naptimes, I do it in the little time I can. But I do treasure those moments of creativity (yet treasure my time with my boys more).