Thursday, January 27, 2011

Easiest Baby Quilt Ever

I really need to stop visiting the fabric section when I go to Walmart.  I told myself I wouldn't buy any more material until I had used up a majority of what I have on hand at home.  I have piles of fabric here that is just waiting to be used for something fabulous.  But I couldn't pass up this material on clearance.

To make it even sweeter, the quilt itself was already stitched - I only had to add binding.  I used this binding tutorial from Make It and Love It to finish the edges.  Woo-hoo!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Baby Shower Gift

I made my first diaper cake!

Here's how I did it:
Bottom layer - 20 diapers (newborn size)
Middle layer - 12 diapers (newborn size)
Top layer - 8 diapers (newborn size)

I rolled the diapers around a can of food, and then put one elastic band around all diapers in that layer.  I removed the can of food, and stuffed a blanket in the center of the cake.  Then, I hot glued a ribbon over the elastic of each layer.  Bamboo skewers helped hold the layers together, and a cardboard circle provided the "cake plate."  On the top of the cake, I put a cute little stuffed animal, with arms stitch together, to hug the blanket.

I wrapped the cake in cellophane and added a few more gifts for the new baby (headbands, pink booties, and a bottle).  The mom-to-be loved it, so it's definitely a keeper!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Primary Class Christmas Gifts

For our primary class, I made these cute blocks:
We took photos of the children months ago in our class, so I could quickly put these together, and modge-podge the photo and scrapbook paper onto a block of wood.  Super simple.  And hopefully the kids will enjoy them.