Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sesame Street Birthday and a SUPER baby diaper!!


Sesame Street was one of my favorite shows as a little kid and I am hoping that this baby will love it too! My other 3 leaned more towards Disney and Nickelodeon shows, but I am really trying for PBS with Tristan!

I decided to just go easy on myself and whip up a recycled tee and diaper set. The tee was made from 3 different shirts that were in my recycling stash and the diaper was made from one of the tees too! The tee is an otto lap tee and the diaper is my first rocket bottoms one size fitted that I have tried. Loved the os pattern, just about as much as my baby boy loved his cake!!





Today I decided to finally try a fitted with the babyville pattern. I cut the size small instead of the medium because of the stretchiness of the velour and it worked well. I think there is a little room for modifications on the next one, but it definitely works!





Now off to bed with me! I am pooped!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Baby Boy is Now 1


1 seems like such a big number when you are talking 1st Birthdays. It is midnight now and his day is done. It was a very small celebration, just the kids and hubby today, perfect!

Tonight when I put baby boy to bed, I couldn't help but let him lay on my chest a little longer. I love the feel of his heart beating and the sweet little noises he makes in his sleep. I want to tell him so many things, but I just lay there whispering, I love you sweet boy. Your brothers and sisters love you. Your daddy loves you. You are loved.

I hope he will always feel he is loved.

He has filled a void that I didn't know existed until he was born. God works in funny ways like that. Just when you think you have life planned out and you know where you are going, a curve in the road ahead. Thank you God for the curves!

I look at the clock 9:55 PM.


A year ago, I woke up early in the morning to my water breaking, never happened that way before. After hours of my labor not progressing and baby's heart rate falling, I was rushed to an emergency csection. Expecting a big 8 or 9 lb baby, no ma'am your little guy is doing fine, all 5 lb. 5 oz. of him, born at 9:55 PM. 5 months of colic, never been this hard before. Lesson learned...

Expect the Unexpected and Embrace It!!

Thank you baby boy, for teaching me so much this year. I hope that you will always know that God had a reason for you and that your family loves you so much. Your daddy, brothers and sisters can't imagine a world without you in it!


Goodnight baby boy I whisper as I lay him down in his crib for the night. Sweet dreams.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Countdown! 9 Days to Go!!

Oh I can't believe my baby boy will be 1 in just 9 days!! I am not prepared for my last little one having a birthday already!! Seems like just yesterday we were rushing to the hospital, only to wait all day and then end up with an emergency csection. This last baby boy has been nothing if not challenging right from the start!!

My other 3 were all such wonderful birth stories, this one not so much, but oh the end result!! Doesn't matter how they get here right? just as long as they arrive happy and healthy!

I will never forget them bringing him in the next morning and placing this little tiny ball, all 5 lbs of him in my arms! He was so tiny, my husband and I weren't sure what to do with him or how to hold him without breaking him!

I think I am going to cry! "1" is such a big number and yet it's not! Hoping to get in a little sewing this week for baby boys big day. I am thinking a Seuss birthday party!!

Here is a new diaper that I finished this past week. It is a PUL diaper made using scrappy pieces. I promise to show a tutorial once I get settled again!



Oh yes, forgot that part! I am in the middle of remodeling our whole 1st floor, so the sewing room is a little broken down at the moment! I will show you just how broken down!! Oh and I have just a "little bit" of fabric thrown in the living room! Hows that for fabric hoarding!!! But oh the new floors!! They are worth everything that "I" have put into them! Thats right this little red hen has done every board right by herself!! Who says women can't do everything??

Everything all ripped out, padding going down!
My fabric! Waiting for me I guess to reorganize everything back into my studio! Yikes!
My new floors!! Love these!!
Now off to organize!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

50 Weeks Old, Only 2 More to Go!!


I can't believe my baby boy will be 1 in just 2 short weeks. Where has the time gone? I decided to make a special set for him today to celebrate his 50 weeks and with his moods lately Monsters seemed appropriate!

I used the Babyville Boutique monster pul and the cutest little tags! One for his diaper and the other for the tee shirt. The diaper is pul outer, fleece hidden and wicking jersey inner, an ai2 with a lay in soaker, prefold of Bamboo fleece, so 6 layers and a topper of athletic wicking jersey and 2 layers of velour.

The tee is from this summer's Ottobre and features a big ole' Monster eyeball on the front that I drew, cut out and appliqued to the tee. He is a one eyed, really cute, crawling Green Monster Baby and I love him so much!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

2 More BB Diapers and Some Legs!!

Not sure if this technically qualifies as sewing, but I did add the ribbed band at the bottom!! I just couldn't resist these knee high socks at Joanns yesterday. The best part, it took all of 5 minutes to go from knee highs to babylegs! I even managed to use the bottom part and turn them into no show socks for my teenager!!
A couple of pictures of my monster diaper. Cute appliqued monster on the bum, turned and topstitched with snaps, pul outer, hidden fleece, athletic jersey wicking inner. The soaker is 6 layers of bamboo fleece topped with the athletic wicking jersey. Bullet proof!!
And one more diaper I finished today. Dino pul outer, wicking jersey inner, foe bound with hook/loop tape. I modified it a bit to be like the PPI diaper and added a flap soaker with 5 layers of bf underneath. So far so good!!
Now off to go sew so more!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Babyville Boutique!! Diapers will never be the Same!

I am so excited to share with you all a new item being offered at a store near you soon! A wonderful diapering diva has put together a 60 page instruction/pattern book on how to cloth diaper and so much more!

Beautiful PUL prints and solids, matching tags and appliques, foe, snaps, hook/loop tape, oh so much more!!
I was lucky to be able to test some of the products and I am just amazed. The quality is really unlike any other I have sewn with before. And the prints, well see for yourself they are oh so cute!!

I have lots more pictures to take, but we were rainy yesterday and today is more of the same. Doesn't make for good pictures! Here is 1 set that I had time to photograph this morning before Tristan took his morning nap. I will share more in the coming days!

Oh and if you want to follow Babyville Boutique and see when it will hit a store near you here is the link to FB.
Here are some quick pics!!