Saturday, November 20, 2010

Diaper and Wipe Holder

 I wanted to make a gift for a friend who is having a baby soon.  I have this diaper/wipe holder that I use all the time.  Pampers sent it to me with some samples when Charlotte was born.  It's big enough for a small thing of wipes and a couple of diapers.  I toss it in whichever bag I'm taking or in the stroller when we are going out and I know I have the essentials.  I used my ugly one as a template.  I bought some fun fabric that I thought the mom would like.
 I had the most fun with the embellishments.  I don't know if you can see it, but there's some beading on the flowers and embroidery around another part.  Matt donated some magnets to the cause for the closure.  I used some canvas to hold them in place.  I wish I had better pictures.  I snapped a couple really quick before I wrapped it and headed out the door this morning.

Pants for Eleanor

Eleanor doesn't wear pants, except for leggings under skirts.  She is a bit picky about leggings.  They must be tight around her ankles.  I didn't know this requirement when I bought her four pairs of leggings on sale at Target.  Instead of taking them back, I decided to do what my grandma would have done- alter them.  I used a pair of pants that fit her well as a guide, pinned and sewed.  It was quick and easy.

The sewing machine messed up on the hem of one leg.  I had the bobbin in wrong.  I'm always messing up the bobbin.