Category Archives: Baby/Pregnancy

The Best *Free* Baby Gift Tutorials from Around the Web

To make the list, the tutorials needed to be useful, adorable, free, super easy, use small amounts of materials, and be fast to make. Like I woke up late Saturday morning, and the shower’s at 2pm and I don’t have a gift yet, fast to make. Click photos to go to the source and get […]
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Noah’s Ark Diaper Cake

You will need: 2 receiving blankets 4 burp cloths 2 wipes containers 1 small package of size 1 diapers A children’s book or this Giraffe teether toy Washcloth animals (opt.) Rubberbands Plastic tray (with metallic finish from Dollar Tree) Ribbon Place one wipes container in the middle of the tray. Ignore the two rubberbands you see, […]
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A One Yard Baby Gift

I love giving, but sometimes I get gift anxiety.  What if they don’t like it?  What if they think I’m cheap? What if I spent all that time and it doesn’t come out right? These feelings could all be avoided if I just went to the store and purchased something and gave them the gift […]
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Doll “Quilt As You Go” Tutorial

This adorable doll quilt is the perfect companion to our dollar tree Doll Bassinet/ Moses Basket. Tutorial here. I used the leftover scraps from the basket to complete it.  It took about an hour from start to finish. This same technique can be used to make quilted bibs and larger throws for real babies or […]
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Doll Bassinet or Moses Basket Tutorial

Wouldn’t a little girl you know be delighted with a new dolly and a basket to carry her in? For an experienced seamstress, this project takes about 2 hours.  Plan a little more time if you are new at this. You will need:  1 dollar tree basket.  This one is about 11 inches long by […]
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Run for a Life–Get a Gift

I signed up for my first 5K yesterday.  It was a whim.  I paid my fee quickly so I wouldn’t change my mind.  Then I convinced Heidi to run with me. I’m not a runner–I generally dislike running, but I’m ready to change my mind about running. This cause is enough to change my mind. […]
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Grant’s First Birthday

Don’t forget to enter our giveaway here. The winner will be chosen Friday, May 4th. It doesn’t seem possible that my baby is 1.  The past year has been a blur for me, but I wouldn’t do it differently if I had the choice.  I never felt quite myself this past year.  I don’t think it was […]
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Play mat disguised as a toy tote

I saw this on pinterest: We had a baby shower last weekend to attend and I stayed up late the night before making a fast version for the new mama.  I didn’t have time to do as much piecing and I rushed too much on the quilting, but with all it’s flaws, it’s still usable. […]
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Grant is 6 months

It took me awhile to take his pictures this time.  I prefer outdoor lighting, but the weather wasn’t very cooperative.  I’llhave to get a new plan for the winter months, lol.  His 12 months onesie now fits him properly.  It will have to streeeeetch to make it to his first birthday. His mood was ever […]
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We started our homeschool today and so far I’ve only lost my patience a handful of times, sigh.  A sign that I am still overwhelmed even with 2 kiddoes in school.  On the bright side, I think I will be able to teach those 2 well and the baby and 3 year old are being fairly cooperative.  […]
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