Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Things I've Been Up To....

A symptom of pregnancy that I have been dealing with is a constant need to be working on a project. No matter how tired I am I just want to keep working, but it has to be something fun, I'm not itching to do any chores!

This is a 'boppy' pillow that I made with 2 covers. This was super easy and inexpensive. The pillow alone only cost about $3.00 to make and each cover about $4.50. For the pillow, I bought a $3.00 twin sheet and that makes 4 pillows! This I think is a good and easy homemade gift if you have a shower or something coming up. Here is the link to the instructions.
With the leftover fabrics from the 'boppy' covers (Gretchen and I made 5 covers) I made these adorable little booties and some matching burp cloths. The booties I got from Sharon's blog and watched her make some at the craft weekend from a few weeks ago. I love these booties and have a stack of fabric waiting to be made into more. They are also a fun inexpensive gift idea that is easy to make and you could even use scraps you already have. Here is a link to Sharon's blog for the pattern and some that she made.

I have also crocheted two baby afghans. I just did an easy giant granny square with a larger hook so it went fast but I like how they turned out. This is the one I made for my little guy. I have a couple of other crocheting project in my 'queue' but hey are going to have to wait. I have been having a little trouble with some pregnancy related carpal tunnel and after working on these blankets, I had a few really troublesome nights.

Now, beckoning me from my sewing pile, I still have the fabric for a quilt and a 'Moby' style wrap to make. It has been hard for me not to want to just get to it but this week I have to be getting ready for our trip to my parents house. I'm excited for a vacation and some relaxation away from everyday life but I'm dying to craft. I am planning on sewing a hooded towel tomorrow for a friend who just had a baby that lives in Washington so maybe that will appease me.


5 friends said...:

Kenna Wilson said...

Can I just say how impressed I am. Holy heck lady. I need you to come to Vegas for a weekend and help me!! These are adorable and I'm thinking this is going to be one stylish baby!! =D

craftier little devils said...

Fun! I especially love the boppie pillows! I think i'm going to have to bookmark the directions for later.

Queen of Chaos said...

You go girl! Wow! I am very impressed! :) Keep up the crafting..you'll have a bunch done before little man is born. :)

Linnea said...

I knew you were crafty and sewed and stuff but I had no idea how much!! I am so impressed!!!

Brianne said...

bethany, I wish I had your talent to be so crafty!! It was so good to see you when you came to my party. thanks so much for coming again!! I think its so fun that you get to make boy stuff now!! Your afghans are gorgeous!