The truth is: I haven't posted in a loonnnggg time. But not because I haven't been busy doing crafts. The opposite is true. It's because we're having a baby (yay!) and I wanted to spend my free time preparing instead of on the computer. That's fair, right?
We are so excited for this new arrival, which will come at any moment. And by that I mean, literally any moment as today is the due date (a second yay!).
Thankfully, I can safely say my pre-baby crafting to-do list is complete. With any new stage in life, there is so much to learn, and so many new tutorials to discover. I was never a Pinterest person before, but found it so handy for keeping track of and finding great tutorials for the many super duper baby things to make.
Here are 7 handy tutorials of the baby prep category that I have thoroughly enjoyed making. I hope you like them to!
Tutorial: Make Baby StuffI was thrilled to find this free and sturdy diaper bag pattern that has many pockets for storing all the babies on-the-go needs. I was equally as thrilled to find the orange and striped fabrics for a dollar a metre. If I was making the bag again I might add a zipper or velcro across the whole bag so things are more secure, but other than that it's great!
Tutorial: Sols(tr)ikkeThe day I found out I was pregnant I began searching for the perfect afghan to make for the baby. Of course, I wanted to make one that would be useful beyond the first year of its life, had lots of holes for breathability, and was a mash of different colours. This tutorial was a perfect fit. I adjusted the size to a toddler bed and for now it fits perfectly on our love seat.
Tutorial: The Brown StitchEven though I first learned to knit in high school, I never did bother to learn how to follow a pattern. Having a baby was a great reason to change that! This was an obviously adorable first choice, so with some coaching it became a success. Choosing colours is so much fun, I might make a few more once we meet the baby.
This felt owl mobile is so adorable. It was a surprise gift made by many loved ones at a baby shower. Friends sewed their own owls during the event, and they were all put together at the end to make a beautiful piece. Each owl is unique with different colours and stitches. Thanks pals!