Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Handmade Goods

I was inspired by Louise to try and make my own Moby wrap (Especially since it is basically one long piece of fabric). I also decided to try and make my own nursing cover. I looked online for all the dimensions I needed and headed over to G-Street Fabrics. This was my first time in the store and I was like a kid in a candy shop! I think I may be going there more often. They have a killer remnant table where everything is $2.79 per yard. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by a very helpful lady who walked with me around the store giving me ideas and helping me dig thru the remnant table. So I spent $20 total for fabric and supplies to make my wrap and cover. This is a bargain considering the moby runs about $40-70! I finished the wrap last night. I added a panel (when you buy a moby with the panel, the price goes up about $20) for the front for a little more stability. I tried putting the cat in the wrap, but that was not such a bright idea (kitty has claws). So I'll have to wait until Baby Shock is born, unless someone lets me borrow their baby. Here is my first creation, the Shock-Wrap :) I'll start the nursing cover soon. I got to work this morning and I had a gift bag sitting in my chair. A coworker knitted a baby blanket for Baby Shock! It was a nice surprise and I'm sure it will keep him very warm. Best of all, it is machine washable and dryable. I am so very fond of handmade things, and I can't wait to create tons of cute things for Baby Shock.