Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Getting crafty

So, the more I think about baby J's first birthday, the more I just want to be creative.  I'm in intermediate seamstress, but most days you wouldn't know it because I get antsy in my pantsy and mess up.  O well, I tell myself, as I rip out another failed stitch line ;)

So, I have 1+ yards of OBV (organic bamboo velour) that has been scaring me for over 6 months.  It just sits there because I feel like it needs to become something great and I haven't had the craftiness to create much of anything lately.  So, I'm going to make baby J a blanket out of it, similar to this one

I've also been working on converting 100% wool sweaters into pants and shorts for JW aka Baby J.  I don't have any elastic, so I need to go get some.  For those of you scratching your heads as to why I would make my baby pants out of old sweaters, well we cloth diaper and wool is just about the best cover.  It's water resistant, breathable, and cute :)

I'll report back next week after we get back from visiting my brother with any other hair-brained ideas I have of craftiness.  Until then, ta-ta!


  1. I am also making wool shorties and longies from sweaters; most are felted already so that I can wash them without worrying about shrinkage. Our new baby is due in July. Do you have a particular tutorial or pattern you'd recommend? This will be my first go at making my own diaper covers.

  2. Kira,
    Here are the 2 patterns I use :D

    Katrina's longies (can make shorties too)

    Made from sweater sleeves

    I prefer Katrina's pattern because it makes a straight leg, where as the sleeve one makes a more tapered leg. It depends on your preference :)

    Let me know if you have any other questions

  3. Thanks! I made a pair from the sleeves of a felted cashmere sweater last night- SO thick and soft. I'm going to try the other pattern tonight!

  4. Cashmere is to die for. I got a Cashmere sweater 2nd hand and I can't wait to finish it and put them on baby J.