Archive for the ‘baby preparation’ Category

Thinking on what to do for baby quilt…

January 25, 2011

My sister-in-law is having her first baby in May and I want to make her a quilt.  Some reason I am envisioning my niece telling/showing her kids someday about this quilt her auntie made her.  So her colors are hot pink and lime.  Since the colors are so bold I am thinking of doing a quilt with alot of white with splashes of these colors in it.

Few ideas

Quilt by fellow Etsykids member Foiplus

Quilt by fellow Etsykids member Foiplus

Quilt by carolinapatchworks

Cant wait to get started.. i have until April for the shower…. SO FUN sewing for a baby again!


Little Baby Preparing…

January 19, 2010

So, I have come to realize that while having a surprise baby is exciting it is also a tad harder to feel prepared for.   Most neutral stuff really lends more towards BOY and will work great for BOYS.   The browns, grays, yellows, greens are all more boyish.   So I am preparing the best I can.  I crocheted this blanket to match the room/decor, in brown, mossy green and cream.   Then I though well if it is a girl and she has to wear all those Neutral clothes, then the least I could do is crochet a few girly hats to put on her, right? LOL

I also started a blanket that was girly so I would have it as well.  Ran out of yarn awhile ago and not going to the store until Friday.   Must find something to keep my fingers busy while I rest on the couch with the heating pad every now and then!!

Surprise Baby Guessing Game

January 14, 2010

I have never had a surprise baby before.   So I thought it would be fun to guess what you thought the baby would be, date it would be born, weight, etc.  You should be able to just click the image below to guess.   

Clues, FIrst baby 1 week late at 8.5lbs, 2nd baby 4 days early and 7/11, 3rd baby 5 days early and 8/1, 4th baby 9 days early and 7/6.

As promised…

January 2, 2010

I promised over a month ago to update when I finally finished the revamp of Baby girls room to be more neutral.  Here is the final wall “dots” all done.  I need to order the brown bumper and a new changing pad and cover soon.


I am also doing something funky to the closet door that is just to the left of the crib but it isnt done yet, so I will wait for a pic of the whole thing.   I am working on crocheting the baby a blanket that is browns/greens as well.   I think I am almost ready.  I am definately nesting but my body just cant do all the things my mind wants it to at 8 months pregnant, lol.

Boxers for my Own Boy!!

December 22, 2009

I get asked often if I sell the finished boxer briefs for Toddlers like the pattern that I sell at Etsy and You Can Make This.   Unfortunately, making the boxers is more time consuming then many other things I make so to really earn what you put into them, they arent cheap to sell.    I finally made a few new ones for my Ezra.  He loves his mama made boxers and chooses them first from his drawer but 3-4 pairs is just not enough.

I made him 3 more to roll and put into his stocking this year.  And made 2 pairs extra while I was at it to list on Etsy 😉

The above are E’s boxers and here are the ones I am listing on Etsy.  They are a size 4/5.

Oh and just for good measure, baby Bean is doing great.  Here are some pics from our 32 weeks 3D ultrasound my Sister in Law did for me!! 😀   Still a surprise and due early February! 😀

Baby girl’s room spruce up.

November 16, 2009

So it seems like just yesterday this blog was all the buzz over “baby girl” who is now 19 months old already!!  Well, I am 27 weeks pregnant and due with our 5th baby, but our first SURPRISE!!  I wanted to keep things simple and not “redo” everything so I was going to keep the room the neutral green and just redo the bumper pads and skirt.   Well Baby Girl had these little cheap sticky “reusable’ decals next to her changing pad that she loved to look at and play with while she was getting her diaper/clothes changed.   She has since started peeling them off and with them came some of the paint that I just happen to NOT have anymore of!! 

So with this dilemna came this idea.  Dots/Circles (or “balls” as baby girl calls them…) in different shades of brown all over the 2 walls around the crib/dresser.  So I went to the store and got 2 shades of brown, knowing I already had a light tan, and some foam brushes.  Found some circle shaped objects (used tupperware lids, small cups and a few plates) and traced them all over the wall with pencil.  Then I went back and put L, M and D in them to represent whether to do Light, Medium or Dark Brown in that circle.   Started on one color and day.  This is day ONE:

As of today, all the circles are filled with ONE coat of their brown.  It was a great way to take 30-40 minutes for a week or so and finish a project instead of trying to move all her furniture out, work around her nap times and try to keep her out of there while coats of paint dried, etc.

I will update in a few days with a new pic, but today I need help finding a mostly cream with brown accents neutral fabric to do the bumpers and skirt in.   I want to forego green I think as I have a green crib sheet that matches the walls and the green is abundant already.  So some stripes, or cream with brown dots, etc.  would be great!!  Love to see some links of fabrics!

And just for kicks here is my expanding belly at 27 weeks!! 

Restocked Rings & Update

April 6, 2009

Hey all!  Thanks so much for your emails and comments over the last few weeks while I have been absent!!   Few things have grabbed my attention lately making me absent from my blog.  One, we are expanding my Bottombumpers business and there is many orders, meetings, and things to do!  Two, my baby girl turned ONE!! Can you believe it!

DSCF2999.jpg picture by sthompson62806

I hope to be back on a more consistent basis by early summer.  Until then, I restocked some wood rings in my Apple Tree Boutique store so you can make the free tutorial for the Teether Ring!

Just a cute baby with a side of headband ;)

February 4, 2009

This is my “Baby Girl” that I sewed so much for last year at this time.   All the clothing I made her ahead of time is not outgrown and the only thing that remains is her nursery.   I sewed this headband for her the other day and took a picture and thought WOW, how did she get so big already??!?!  She turned 10 months on Monday! Crazy!!!

10 months ago:


Knit Bow Headband by you.

She currenty has Bronchiolitis.  Poor baby keeps hacking up a lung and blowing snot out her nose!  Ick… 

I am still really busy sewing diapers, but just wanted to show one very small accomplishment since I last posted!  Here are my new diaper labels though!! Arent they fabulous?!?! 

Our New Bottombumpers Label! by you.

Ok off for now.. Gotta get to bed!

Warm Car Seat Cover for baby girl

November 14, 2008

Just wanted to show that I finally made something for the baby girl

Just a basic infant car seat cover. Backed with Fleece and snaps down the front

Nothing to exciting, see? LOL. Print is “Peach Medallion Bloom” from Sandi Hendersons Farmers Market line

Few new baby girl pictures :D

April 17, 2008

Here are a few more pictures from our last week..  in order of oldest to the newest picture just taken an hour ago

In her mama made “Little Princess” NB Bottombumpers AIO

Playing Peekaboo, lol  Look how small she is compared to my hand