Thursday, August 5, 2010

sew ready!

There has been a lot of nesting going on around here!
And lots of action on the old Viking...

Here we have the controversial quilt- finished product!

After much hesitation, I broke down and finally did the binding myself. I did it on the machine, not perfect, but not too shabby for my first attempt.

I LOVE this quilt.

What did I do with the extra fabric scraps? Made a quilted diaper bag of course!

Here's the interior, packed and ready to go. {Never to be this organized again.}

Nursing cover.

Portable changing pad...

with dipes & wipes pocket.

Organic french terry wipes.
Yep, we plan on primarily cloth diapering/wiping.
These wipes take about two minutes each to make, and cost about 40 cents each.
{Which should eventually save us about $500, not to mention the environmental benefit.}

Car seat tent.


This is the Bumbleride Flite, which I'll be reviewing soon on Mama Manifesto! So excited to use it!


I also had a few random projects. I wanted organic bassinet sheets, but didn't want to pay a ridiculous amount, so I made my own at $8 a yard.

Also, I inherited a really cool old vanity from my grandma, that will double as a changing table for a while. Since it's an odd size, I had to make the changing pad from scratch. I used 2" foam (bought at 50% off), covered it in PVC-free waterproof fabric, then made an organic french terry slipcover. Super cheap, easy, and the exact size I wanted!

***

I am 38 weeks. According to that little widget in my sidebar, I have 12 days to go.

As of today, I'm dilated 3 centimeters, 50% effaced, and he's at a -2 station.
I had my membranes stripped this morning (fun), and I'm in pretty severe discomfort right now.

So 12 days may not be so accurate...

But I think we're ready.

23 comments:

The Oxford Family said...

Looks like you are ready and then some! Can't wait to see the next C!

the mcclenahans said...

The quilt is awesome Heather! You are one ambitious little mama. Can't wait to meet your new little one. Post lots of pictures!!

songskatesang said...

Hello beautiful nursing cover! We'll be praying for you!

Jenna said...

dang girl, you were sewing like a mad pregnant woman! sooo adorable, all of it! can't wait to hear about the stroller. i am obsessively researching strollers/carseat combos since we sold our old travel system at a garage sale. hope the baby comes soon, at least you feel ready!

Courtney said...

Love all of your projects - they are great. So, I'm 3 weeks behind you with my first baby. How much did the stripping of your membranes hurt? Yikes, I'm getting nervous!!

meg duerksen said...

so great!!! i love it all.
12 days?
i hope you don't make it. :)

xo, Kate @keeping up w/the Moreland's said...

so excited for you!! the stuff you made is soooo cute!! good luck:)

Jennifer said...

I'll be thinking of you! Great nesting projects! My nesting has been taking place in our attic...where I have been cleaning it out. :)

I have one week left because my little bugger turned herself upside down and is now breech...AGAIN. She can't make up her mind. :) The current plan is to deliver her via c-section 4 days prior to my due date (Friday the 13th!!).

Good luck to you!!

Lesley said...

You used my fave Daisy Chain fabric in Blue...LOVE Everything....oh boy...I can tell you everyone i've ever met who has had their membrane stripped has gone into labor within 48 hours....so I have a feeling we'll be hearing about a baby very soon!

the paisley moo said...

OHmy gosh!!!! Love the quilt (have to learn to make) and your diaper bag is awesome!! you should sale those..after of course you get plenty of snuggle time once baby gets here:)

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Not too much longer left. Hope he comes soon. Adorable quilt & goodies! I love the quilt colors. And so want that diaper bag. Any thoughts of maybe one day,selling them in your shop ?

敬周喜 said...

Pen and ink is wits plough...................................................................

Mindy M. Harris said...

I love all this stuff. The quilt is awesome. Love the organic wipes too. Good idea.
Praying for smooth L & D!

Kristin said...

Love everything-it's so cute!! I have the Bumbleride Indie Twin and LOVE it so it will be interesting to see what you think about the Flite! Good Luck with your new little one!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

I love it all!!!! Can't wait to take some pictures of Cole on that quilt! And, I am still predicting you have him this weekend! :)

Tegan Aubrie said...

No! Don't have him this weekend! I'm camping!!! Omg I am so excited... I can't believe we're going to meet him in the next week. :)

I love you!!!

Sarah Louise said...

Wow! I just love how you made all of these things for the new baby! Would you mind posting the link to the diaper bag pattern?

Aurora said...

Cute stuff Heather...especially the diaper bag! I'm telling you, I went into severe project mode, whipped out a bunch of fun stuff and went into labor the next day (1 week early)! So I think he is on the way! Can't wait to see pictures of him...

Andrea @ Knitty Bitties said...

Heather, your quilt turned out beautifully ... including the binding!! Sorry for being so lame and not getting back to you in a timely fashion ... you did not have weeks to wait :). And everything else ... so adorable ... seriously, love it!!
Happy Weekend!

Mimi said...

did you say cloth diapers? Im sneeking disposables when I come.

Kristin said...

Wow! You have been busy. :) Everything is super cute. I especially LOVE that quilt. I am having a baby boy (my 1st) in December and I might have to use that pattern. :) Good Luck! I hope he comes soon for you.

Julie Kieras said...

LOVE all the cute items you sewed to get ready for baby... can I ask where you get your fabrics? I would love to make my baby a quilt maybe for Christmas or his first bday but have a hard time finding fun fabrics ... but I love what you have here... if you'd like to share, pls email: jkrs01 @comcast.net
Thanks!

gracie girl notes said...

The quilt is adorable! All of it is - great work.