Every baby in my family has used this heirloom cradle with their babies. When I had this cradle in my possession 5 years ago I had a pad for it that I’d found at a thrift store. But it’s been lost somewhere between the four family babies that have been born since. So I had to make a pad for it.
I pieced together my scraps of quilt batting and used a white cotton sheet for outer pieces. I machine quilted it with a regular foot(one of these days I’m going to buy a walking foot!)and then serged around the edges.
Right now it’s folded in half. I kept it a larger rectangle for now so that the pad could also be used as a tummy time quilt or another use but I may change my mind about that and cut it to fit exactly. I could even unfold it and sew corner seams to make a built-in bumper. I just haven’t decided yet.
I just love the country look of checked covers for mason jars! But the usual method of cutting circles with pinking sheers is just too disposable for me. I wanted covers that could be washed and last years. So I dug around in my stash for this shirt:
and cut out circles the size of a luncheon plate. I also used scraps from an old yellow sheet for the lining circles. I was able to get 8 large mouth jar covers from this one shirt and I think they are so cute!
I plan to make a stack of these to put in my gift box. A jar of something homemade or a bargain candle covered in one of these would be a great hostess, thank you or last minute gift!
I made a group of various sized bags from a yard of scrap upholstery fabric. These will be used for our son’s weekly chore reward prizes. He’s in a pre-allowance stage and we want to teach him the connection between contributing and rewards before we move on to slacking and consequences, . So he fills up his Melissa and Doug Responsibility Chart with tokens and then exchanges them once a week for a prize bag. The prizes are simple, like a sheet of stickers, tiny bag of candy, thrift store book/puzzle or dollar store item/toy.
My daughter happened to watch Wallace & Gromit and read Tacky The Penguin in the same week. So she developed a huge and sudden obsession with penguins. She just loves imaginative play with her plush toys and I love watching her little stories so I just had to make her a penguin!
I drafted my own pattern and raided my scrap bin. The project took about an hour because of hand sewing. It was easier in some areas than the machine because of the smallness of the project.
My daughter looooooves it!
I also made a quick “glove” for Feather’s chicken disguise, and a yellow floral shirt and purple tie for Tacky. My daughter won’t put the penguin down long enough for me to get pictures!
I decided to make a new sleeping eye mask for my hospital stay. It never seems to get very dark in hospitals does it? So I grabbed an old maternity shirt from my first pregnancy(for sentimental reasons), a pair of hubby’s old athletic shorts, some elastic and an internet pattern.
Now I can rest in style.