Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pinterest Creativity

I've been pinning like crazy on Pinterest for several months now and finally decided today was the day to do some creating.  It felt so good to be sewing again!

Since our little man has shown interest in going on the potty, I decided to try out this tutorial for cloth training pants.  I love how easy it was to make and I have a TON of knit fabric to make more.  Plus, it's way more fun to make your own and feel the satisfaction of seeing the finished product.  Hopefully I find more motivation again soon to make some more!

Cloth Training Pants

When that was finished, I decided to include the kids in a little creativity by having them pick out some fabric to make their own cloth monster friends.   I'm all out of fiber fill, but just now I was thinking it would be fun to make them like a bean bag by adding some whole flax seeds instead.

Re-Re Monster Yeddo Monster 

I'm not completely satisfied with the fabric choices, but the kids love them and they'll be fun to take along to bike races this summer.  Because if they get too dirty or lost we can always make a new one!  I'm also loving this idea to make for baby shower gifts.  So, if you have a baby coming soon, be ready to introduce your little one to a one of a kind handmade monster friend.

Tomorrow, my sister is coming for a visit and I'm hoping to create some of these cute projects while she is here - after a trip to the fabric store, of course!

I'm also going to be making a handmade wrap style baby carrier for a friend of mine and I'll be sure to share a tutorial on how to make your own.  They are super easy and my favorite babywearing carrier.  I already have three different ones for our new little one to enjoy and I am thinking of making another one...or two.  You can never have too many, because they are so easy to store one in each vehicle and have a few spares when the inevitable newborn mess occurs.  Plus, I can leave one at my mom's house in case we forget to bring a baby carrier when we visit.

And, of course, I have a LOT of ideas to sew some fun things for our new little one.  I know I already have plenty, since this is our third, but it's still fun to create one of a kind handmade things just for the new baby.  Plus, I have lots of sewing ideas to help my sister prepare for her first.  I can't wait to be an aunt again!