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Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday Funday Crafts for Baby

Hey everyone!!!

I've been very bust the last few weeks getting some last minute gifts together for Mr.ST's and my future niece - Gabby - who should be here by the end of June.

First up - the Diaper Sandcastle Cake.  I used over a 150 size 3 diapers.  I find they are the best size to get a good "roll" shape and it's a diaper size that most parents will use in abundance.  I've been saving empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls to make the turrets of the castle.  I cut out some light colored construction paper to make the "tops".  I scoured dollar stores to get some sand toys to help decorate. 

I eyed up plenty of tutus out in bloggy-world. I read over a bazillion tutorials and finally decided to just give it a shot.  It was soooooo easy.  I sat down and got it done in a half hour, well, more like 45 minutes because I was watching Big Bang Theory and could not stop laughing at Sheldon.  Annnnyway, you should give it a try. I also made a detachable flower yo-yo out of the same material that was on the Puffy Quilt Blanket again with a button from Mr. ST Bachi in the center.

Gabby will such a lil munchkin over the summer so there most likely will not be a bathing suit to wear.  Sooo, she'll need some fabulous little dresses to sport this summer instead.  I used the Cricut to cut out the anchor and backed with with fusible web.  I ironed it on the onesie and then stitched around it.  I cut out the skirt layer and ruffled it on the machine then attached to the onesie.  The sleeve ruffles I had to stitch on by hand because the little arm holes are just too tiny to fit on my machine.  It was soooo easy and sweet and made me very excited for summer.  PLUS - I have almost two yards of material left with the red and blue stripe!!

I'll might be posting these at some linkie parties this week: Sugar Bee Crafts , So You Think Your Crafty , Tatertots and Jello , Tea Rose Home and maybe some others.  :-)


The Vintage Modern Bride said...

ahh i love it! they all look great (especially my fave..the tutu) :)

Cat said...

Timely post! My sister is preggos with #1 {I am going to be an aunt!} and I am on the look out for fun baby themed goodies to spoil her with :)

xx Cat brideblu

Mich said...

Diaper sand castle!? That blows the diaper cake out of the water! Think I might try this for my friend who is having a baby this fall.

GBR1980 said...

OOOOMG the little tutu is so adorable! Gabby will adore it. So precious.

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..look at that sweet little tutu and the diaper sand castle looks fantastic! Enjoy your Thursday, my dear

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