I feel like my crafting goes in drips and drabs – some weeks I’m sewing and creating every night, and other weeks I’m passed out on the sofa early every night. The past few days fall more into the former category rather than the latter. I’m in a crafting group on Facebook and we’ve decided to do monthly challenges. The first challenge was to create something from a pin you’ve had on Pinterest. We had a few weeks to do this – but of course I didn’t start to do anything for the challenge until Saturday night!
I was kind of held hostage by my job this weekend – the details are boring so I won’t go into them, but I was on call for work and had to be available all weekend for a big project go live that kept getting pushed back. Anyway, I only mention that because it forced me to not be out and about, so I was able to focus and get to work cleaning up my craft room. I’m still far from done organizing in here, but it’s a start and I now have some clutter free spaces where I can get busy crafting!
I bought some Michael Miller Super Hero flannel fabric and coordinating orange minky dot fabric about a year ago. I’ve been intending on making a blanket for Max, like the one in this Prudent Baby tutorial I’d found a couple years ago. I’ve made a few of these blankets before as gifts, but never made one that would stay here! This is pretty typical for all of my sewing projects, actually… So I was pretty excited to finally getting around to sewing a Super Hero blanket for Max!
I’m kind of obsessed with how cute and cozy this blanket is. I want to make at least two more for Max in other fun flannel prints and colors – one to keep in each of our cars!
I took a day off from crafting on Sunday, but I doubled up my efforts tonight! Not that I really have some sort of goal of a project a night, but just go with me here… Anyway, so tonight I was staring at a bunch of socks that I picked up at Target for Max without noticing that they didn’t have skid-free grippers on the bottom of them. Since we have hardwood floors throughout our home, Max is like Bambi on ice without gripper socks. So, feeling inspired by I Am Momma Hear Me Roar, I decided to fix the socks with some puffy paint grippers on the bottom!
So now Max had a new carseat/daycare nap blanky, and some new gripper socks. The kid was making out pretty well thanks to Pinterest! But I’d finished up with the socks so early – way too early to go to bed. So I figured that since I still had a lot of time to craft tonight, I’d knock out another project that’s been on my to do list for a while. Now that Maxwell isn’t a tiny baby anymore, he’s kind of outgrown most of his towels. He had a couple of larger towels – given to him when he was born and at his first birthday – but for the most part his towels were getting pretty skimpy on the little man. A few weeks back, I figured I’d do something about that. Since I’m too cheap to buy him some big kid hooded towels from the store, I decided to DIY one for him like in this Prudent Baby tutorial. (Can you tell that PB is one of my favorite crafting blogs?) I bought the towels that I’d need a few weeks back and they’ve been sitting in my craft room since I brought them home and washed them. The tutorial was super easy and super quick, and about a half hour after starting Max was the proud owner of a pretty amazingly cute bright orange big kid size hooded towel!
I can’t wait for after Max’s next tubby when I can wrap him up in this oversized-kid-size cozy hooded towel!
Maxwell made out thanks to mommy’s Pinspired crafting. I’m not sure what the next month’s challenge is, but I hope that I can work some projects in that I’ll get to keep for myself! I really would like to make myself a new bag, so hopefully I can try and work that into whatever the next crafting theme is!