Tuesday, July 24, 2012

DIY Crib Quilt Clips

Has anyone noticed how expensive quilt clips are these days? They're not the easiest to find as it is and there's a bit of a monopoly on where to find cute ones (just do a google search)! So with the help of some friends I figured out the clips one site more than likely uses and made my own.
SUPER EASY PROJECT. Seriously. I made mine while dinner was in the oven yesterday.

First, the clips. Thank you Walmart. As much as I hate you, you came through as the clear winner in finding duplicate clips to the cute (expensive!) ones online. Less than $3 for a bag of 12. So go in with some friends, make extras for gifts, or use them for other purposes.

Second, you need wood shapes. Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and yes even Walmart carries these super cheap. Don't even want to paint? Don't worry they even sell them already painted all nice and pretty for you for just a bit more money. Pretty sure mine were under 50 cents each. 
I painted mine myself. I grabbed the first paint I saw in my collection and went to work.

Time to put them together! Break out your handy dandy glue gun. 

Put a nice glob on one side of the clip. If anything I went a bit overboard but hey, they're definitely not going anywhere!

That's it. The hard part for me was finding the clips! 

I haven't hung these up yet (still gotta get my son out of the nursery!), but I have zero hesitation in using three clips to hold up the lightweight quilt I bought for Baby Girl. Just hang the clips on the wall using a long nail at a 45 degree angle. Great wall art for a nursery since it's always best to keep all blankets out of the crib for the first year. And best yet for less than $5 I have a set of three and supplies to make more if I feel the need. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Cloth Diapers

Since we have pretty much everything we need for a baby, I figure I'd splurge on a few girly diapers. A couple of them my son is trying out for me. HA HA.

Are these not the cutest ever? They are "one sized" fitteds from Greenchild Creations on etsy. One of mine is flannel and the other is cotton. She also has bamboo available. They do have pockets so you can increase the absorbency easily.  While fitteds do require a cover to keep from leaking I've found that when stuffed I'm able to keep my son coverless around the house. I've just been stuffing with folded flats - nothing fancy! These are "one size" because the very tall rise is fold down! Fold it down as small as you need it (gets larger than the left and smaller than the right!). Fairly nifty. You might notice the lack of snaps or velcro, and that's because the ones I got do need pins. With some help from Greenchild herself over on her Facebook page (she's got picture help!) I've gotten better at pinning these correctly. However, in her shop you can add snaps or velcro to any of these diapers if you really don't want to pin. I'm horrible at pinning, but I like being able to adjust the waist to be exactly what I want it to be every time (plus I hate velcro).

These are a great fit on Squish with TONS of rise left to go - perfect for a child like mine who has already outgrown the rise of some other "one size" diapers. And yeah, I've improved from the pinning seen in above picture. ;)

And lastly, Squish yesterday trying out a blue label bamboo Kawaii pocket. I love my mom label pockets, but could only get this lovely pink color in the blue label. Just minor differences between the two kinds. I prefer the mom label, but these are not a bad diaper at all. Still fit DS and should fit Baby Girl around 10-12 pounds.
As for the rest of the 'outfit'.....well, toddler choice won yesterday in this house!

Have you tried any new diapers recently? 

Friday, July 13, 2012

A glimpse into my life in pictures.

I don't really have anything to rant about right now unless you want me to go into run on sentences about stupid OBs (not mine!) and the ridiculousness of maternity care in this country. I'm spending my days buying supplies to make decorations for Baby Girl's room (yep, having a girl!) and searching Pinterest for more baby decor ideas. All while trying to keep my cool with a toddler that does not keep his cool and has suddenly decided that at the ripe old age of 20 months he's done with naps (nice try Squish).

Squish and I earlier this week doing our weekly Target clearance finds round up.

World's sexiest husband wearing Squish while doing the world's sexiest work, dishes.

Oh look, my snap diapers are no longer a challenge. Took him mere seconds.

Yep, I'm that mom that had her kid playing in the rain. And nope, he's not wearing pants. That's how ghetto cloth diaper mommies get these days.

Enjoying his morning banana today.

Oh, and I've decided I need to learn how to knit. First project is a potholder. Hoping to eventually move on to wool diaper covers. I'm a bit of an overachiever with this I know. ;)