Look at Little Miss Smarty Pants. She said, "Look Mama--I made 'Violet'!" That's pretty dang close. I think her understanding of letters far exceeds her manual dexterity in drawing with a crayon. I always wonder how much she understands, but can't quite verbalize.
Ug--the calendar. I've resorted to X-ing off the days in red.
I decided to make a Moby-style baby wrap. Paying $59.95 for a long rectangle of fabric irritates me, so I made one.
Here's a link to making your own from Rookie Moms.
I'll give you a super quick set of instructions, though:
1. Buy 5-6 yards of stretchy fabric. I bought 60" wide fabric.
(A good rule of thumb is to match the length to your height---short? Buy 5 feet. Tall? Buy 6 feet.)
2. Lay it all out (down a hallway is handy), folded in half like they roll it off the bolt at the store.
3. Cut it into 3 super long 20-21" wide strips. Final measurement of each: 5 or 6 feet long x 20-21 inches wide. Each strip makes one baby wrap.
That's it! If you bought a knit, you probably don't need to hem. I hemmed mine. You don't have to. If you want to, sew something on the edge to mark the center...a button, a tag, a piece of fabric, whatever.
The center front is marked by the Moby tag to help you with placement, so I sewed on a square of fabric with a cute vintage bunny.
So....I bought 6 yards of fabric at the remainder bin at Walmart for $1.50. So, $1.50 x 6 yards = $9.00 + $1.00 for thread, $10.-- total. This makes 3 baby wraps.
$3.33 per wrap vs. $59.95 - I can live with that.
Oh, and I'm going to dye the other 2 lengths to make 2 more wraps in different colors.
Here's a video that shows how to put a newborn in the wrap, kangaroo-style.
OH V I L T O E!!! I LOVE it!! brilliant!!
Posted by: Vanessa | June 01, 2012 at 05:34 PM