Baby Waiting Projects

This week is the week I’m due with baby #3.  We finished up all our projects before Thanksgiving, our bags are waiting by the door, and our house is clean.  It’s been a relaxing week of no deadlines or commitments.  But sitting around twiddling our thumbs isn’t quite our style or idea of fun so here are a few baby waiting projects I finished up over the weekend. Figured might as well while I have the energy!  Or you can chalk it up to nesting :).

#1: Baby-Wearing Poncho Wrap

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I got the pattern from Here (Walking with Dancer’s Blog).  She has lots of pictures of how it will be worn.  This wrap will be perfect for errand running and walks during the winter.  Our front baby carrier doesn’t work well with my jacket.  And it’s hard to get the baby in and out if they are bundled up in lots of layers.  It was super easy to make and very warm!  It took 15 minutes to cut out 2 of them (one for a friend).  I just followed the measurements on the pattern below and poof: Done.

I did want a more finished looking edge so I decided to re-learn a basic crochet stitch. And then I was reminded why I never liked crocheting. But I still wanted that finished look so I used this tutorial on YouTube to figure it out. I didn’t have the fancy tool so I just used a craft awl I already had to punch holes.  There are instructions in the blog post for this but I got yarn that was too thick to do 3 stitches in one hole thus I needed a simpler stitch.

#2: Christmas Decorating

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We put up our tree the Sunday after Thanksgiving and I finally got a few other decorations out for our mantle, windows, and table.  The bulletin board is a new addition to that wall.  With a thermostat and a light switch located awkwardly in the middle of this wall I have been at a loss for what to with it.  Until this cork board was passed on to me and I saw an idea where someone had cut a hole to accommodate an intercom box.  So I cut a hole for the thermostat and light switch and love the result!  The background is black felt I had leftover from another project, cut to size, tucked under the frame edge, and then pined up with a silver thumb tack border.

#3: Popsicle Snowflakes

Project Inspiration and instructions are from CraftyNest.

These were also easy and quick to make (A must for projects when you know a baby can come at any moment!).  I glued them together and then let the girls paint them with me.  I didn’t have a Christmas Red that matched our poinsettias so I darkened the basic red I had with a couple drops of green.  Then finished them off with a clear acrylic sealer.  All in all these probably cost about a penny each to make.

Snowflake project

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