Learn how to make a diaper cake - this one is so cute and rustic with NO diaper rolling!
DIY Crafts

How to Make a Diaper Cake with Pampers

One of my most favourite baby shower gifts was a beautifully handmade diaper cake from my husband’s aunt. Not only was it practical – a mama can never have too many diapers! – but it was also thoughtful and made with love. It was actually one of the things that inspired me to start this blog! Today I’m partnering with Pampers to share with you how to make a beautiful, rustic looking diaper cake gift for the next baby shower you attend. My method doesn’t involve any diaper rolling, and I’ve added a unique topper that I think takes this gift to an adorable level.
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Gingham baby quilt DIY
DIY Sewing

Gingham Baby Quilt + The Creative Corner #111: DIY, Craft & Home Decor Link Party

Happy, happy Sunday, friends! It’s craft, DIY & home decor link party time – welcome to  The Creative Corner! I’m excited for another week of linking up your favourite projects.

Thanks so much to those of you that linked up your projects last week. So many of you are linking up and sharing your creations, and I love seeing all of your projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Toilet training tips & bathroom essentials from a veteran mom of 3
DIY Kids Activities

My Bathroom Must-Haves for a Potty Training Toddler

It’s time. It’s happened. My littlest daughter is now two years old (REALLY?!) and she’s showing signs that she’s ready to learn how to use the potty. It seems like it was just the other day that I was telling you I was expecting our third child, and now she’s not a baby anymore. Baby B’s a toddler and she’s ready to ditch the diapers. Sniff. Now that this day has come, I’m outfitting our newly renovated powder room with all of the potty training essentials that I know will help her – and me – through this big transition.Continue reading

How to make a reversible baby jumper / dress + a FREE 24 month sewing pattern!
DIY Sewing

How to Sew a Reversible Baby Jumper (With a Free Pattern!)

Fellow seamstresses: do you ever buy fabric just because it’s adorable? You don’t know what you’ll make from it, but it’s too hard to pass up because it’s so darn cute? I used to do that all the time. That was the case with this super -sweet woodland themed cotton fabric I’ve had in my stash for a couple of years now – I knew I loved it, but I was waiting to come up with just the right project for it! Finally, I decided this Fall that I had to sew a little jumper dress for Baby B. That’s when I quickly drafted this pattern and decided to make the dress even more fun by making it fully reversible! Here’s how I made a reversible baby jumper for Baby B and how you can make one too (I’ve included the pattern I drafted for Baby B in size 24 months for you to download for free)!Continue reading

DIY baby crawler jeans with cute leather knee patches - tutorial.
DIY Sewing

Sew Baby Crawler Jeans with Leather Knee Patches

I’ve been telling my friends lately that I used to feel so proud of myself a couple of months ago when I thought I had mothering three kids all figured out. Things have changed. Baby B is now crawling very, very quickly in every direction AND she’s pulling up and balancing and wiggling and rocking and… and… and… It’s exciting to watch and it’s absolutely exhausting! I had the idea to sew some special baby jeans for Baby B that would cushion her little knees as she crawled. These DIY pants turned out really cute looking and they work well! I used some extra upholstery leather that I had as knee patches. Here’s how I made these adorable little baby crawler jeans with leather knee patches and how you can make a pair for your own sweet crawler.Continue reading

Teething Baby Survival Kit - what I've learned helps teething babies.
DIY Home Decor

Teething Baby Survival Kit

A couple of weeks ago, Baby B cut her one-year-old molars. I had forgotten until that point how horrible the incoming molars made my babies feel! Baby B was restless and grouchy, and I immediately used all of the tools in my Teething Baby arsenal to help calm her. Here’s what I currently have in my “Teething Baby Survival Kit” to help my little girl through her painful teething stage. After three baby girls, I’ve found some great things that really work to relieve sore gums!Continue reading

This is the easiest way to make adorable baby receiving blankets! Use a serger, and make a narrow rolled hem.
DIY Sewing

How to Finish Baby Receiving Blankets with a Serger

One of my most favourite and practical baby gifts to give and receive are flannel receiving blankets. And not just regular old baby blankets – extra large receiving blankets that are perfect for swaddling newborns. They’re hard to find in stores, but they’re so easy to make! I’ve made baby receiving blankets all sorts of different ways (you can see my bound edge method here, and my folded edge method here), but my latest favourite method is finishing their edges with the rolled hem function on my serger. This makes for a nice stretchy edge that works well when using a blanket for swaddling, and it’s a quick and easy finish to do if you have a serger.Continue reading