Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Nesting Project #1: Hooter Hider

Okay, I'm 36 weeks today, meaning I'm on the final countdown.  (And baby is finally head-down, hooray!!)  I have been nesting like crazy for the last few weeks, and I've still got more to go.  When I nest I do a little of the cleaning-things-out, organizing insanity that is so common.  But for me, nesting means sewing and crafting--making things to wrap and dress and cover baby with.  I thought I'd share my maternal insanity with all of you!  I'm not posting these projects in order of importance or even in order based on when I completed them, just at my picture-taking and posting convenience.  If you're interested in how I made something and I don't describe it in enough detail, let me know and I'll try to point you in the direction of a tutorial or explain it myself.  No guarantees, though, I do a lot of just figuring stuff out as I go along. 

So, for today's nesting project, a hooter hider:


and no nursing cover is complete without matching burp cloths (actually, I was having a hard time not making matching burp cloths with every project, but when you have enough burp cloths to last a month without washing, it's time to stop):


This is my favorite hooter hider tutorial.  I have made a bunch of these for everyone but myself, so I've had a lot of practice.  I obviously embellished a little with the ruffle on this one.  It's also double-sided.  The burp cloths are just Gerber cloth dipes from Walmart, prewashed and with a strip of fabric top stitched down the center.  Easy peasy! 

5 comments:

Shelli said...

Cute, Rachel. Love the burp cloths!

Cameron and Nonie said...

So adorable. I should have made mine back in the day, instead I busted out the big bucks and bought one. Best thing ever and totally worth it.

Molly said...

I thought you had one of those. Anyway, very cute. Love the fabric!

The Yoder's Four said...

LOVE the fabric!! Where did you get it? I think I might steal your burp cloth idea. Those are so cute. :)

PS. You should have seen me nesting last year.....I felt the need to go through every single box in the garage and sort, label, stack, rearrange....my neighbors thought I was crazy.

Rachel said...

Molly-My friend Haley made me one that I lent to my sister--who is still nursing ;) I always had intentions of making my own, so I told her to hang on to the other until she's done.

Melissa-The fabric was a clearance piece from Quilted Works on Bluff Street. When I bought it they still had a bolt, but it's been a couple of months. (And feel free to steal theburp cloths, I stole the idea from someone else, too!)