Thursday, February 10, 2011

Get Crafty: Inspirations from the Couch

Oh me, oh my… it’s been a solid week of whole-family illness and I’ve been dreaming of healthy days and the energy to do some projects! I have to catch up on the housework first, but here are some fabulously crafty tutorials and projects from fabulously crafty bloggers that have been keeping my spirits up in anticipation of happy days to come…

Firstly, I’m sort of obsessed with the idea of making a new baby carrier. I haven’t settled on a specific type yet, and I’ve been seeing a lot of neat ideas. One very attractive purchasable Ergo-like sewing pattern option is the sweetpod, with optional saddle bag attachment. I probably won’t end up making this due to the higher cost involved in the patterns and materials, but it was really neat to see what other crafty moms have made with in this flickr group.

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I have also seen some amazing mei tai carriers made by my friends using this great free tutorial by stilllearninglife with an optional hood/head rest add-on.


Another free mei tai tutorial, which uses buckles, is also quite appealing.


And I’d love to make some of these fabulous peekaboo toy sacks to help contain our burgeoning collections:


And then there’s all manner of little tiny clothes for all the little tiny people who will soon be ex-utero… I especially love the 90 minute shirt and knee pad pants from MADE.

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And for the baby girls especially, this cotton onesie tutorial by Prudent Baby is almost too cute…


There’s so much more I want to show you, but I need to go do some real work now… *sigh*… maybe tomorrow??

Stay healthy!!


Jodi said...

I love that SweetPod pattern, but I estimated $60-$70 on all materials. Oi! I'ts gorgeous though. And cheaper than an Ergo which is what I really want.

Karen said...

Yes, just too expensive, and probably too time consuming. I am not so sure about the inside panel either. I also want an Ergo or a Boba... I keep looking for a good deal!!! Probably not in the cards, and I probably can live without. Eh...

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Andrea said...

Sweet Pod is definitely fabulous, but with materials and time, I would wonder if it's worth it. If you're willing to put in the time, it would be great. Also has more style potential than the ergo since you could get some fun fabric.