A while ago I talked about my procrastination problem- I mean the fact that I start tons of projects but don't finish them. Ever since then, I have been trying to finish up projects that I started or had the supplies for but hadn't completed. Here are a few:
1. Bibs. I bought a cheap pack of bibs a long time ago and intended on decorating all of them but most of them just sat in my closet for a long time... until this week! I used scraps of fabric from past projects and vintage sheets to add some interest, and even gave a few away.
2. Burp cloths. I had a template at one point that I had used to make burp cloths before, but I couldn't find it when I went to make these burp cloths out of flannel scraps, so I drew up my own template. These were really quick to make; I just sewed them with right sides together and a little hole for turning them right side out, then I top stitched them together.
3. Marble maze game. I first saw this idea over at Serving Pink Lemonade. Again, I just used fleece scraps and marbles I had lying around. This would be a good activity for preschool and school aged kids to stay busy while traveling, at church, at the dentist's office, etc.
4. Glass etching. Between Marissa and I, we had everything we needed for this project months ago, but we never got around to it, and she went to Africa. But now that she is back, we decided to give it a try. We followed this tutorial from make it and love it. Here are a couple of things that I made.
We used the Silhouette to cut out the letters. I didn't have any vinyl, so we just cut contact paper to an 8 1/2 x 11 size and ran it through. It worked pretty well, although it didn't want to stick on the carrier sheet very firmly. Our etching cream seemed to work ok, although we had to leave it on for more like 30 minutes to get the desired effect.
5. Car seat protector pad. I had seen the piddle pads that you can buy but I wanted something that would cover more of the seat. I made it when I started potty training my son, but planned to continue using it after we finished potty training. It has been really useful so far... it has kept me from having to wash the seat from potty accidents, spilled drinks, ketchup and cheese, all all sorts of other icky stuff. It was easy to make... I just cut a slightly trapezoidal shape, put it in the car seat, and marked where to add the darts, make slits for the straps on the side, and a long button hole in the middle for the buckle. I used flannel and part of an extra waterproof crib pad on the bottom. I am going to make another one for my other son's car seat, and I think I will add a layer of batting to make it even more absorbent, and cushy.
I think those are enough projects for one post, but there's more, believe me! I will share a few other projects that I have finished in the next few days. What projects have you all been working on? Leave a comment with a link to your latest and greatest, and I will be sure to visit and comment on your blog too!
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