Welcome back! Three posts in one day! We’ve got too many great things to share with you, so I hope you don’t mind.
Today’s guest is a blogger that gives you a bit of everything that’s crafty, artistic, and creatively mom. It’s This Mama Makes Stuff!
Carrie is a bike-riding, marathon running, crocheting, sewing, and upcycling lady. And aside from being overly creative, she seriously makes the cutest kids ever. Just look at those brown eyes….and that totally cool rocking baby gown….and the upcycled cashmere sweater blanket! I love it all.
Last year for Celebrate the BOY she shared her Slim Slacks refashion:
And since then she’s been busy with projects for the other kiddos. And….their family has grown even bigger! But I’ll let Carrie tell you about that.
This Mama Makes Stuff has a special baby project for us that’s ALL BOY. It’s soft and cuddly and I just want to scoop that little babe up.
Let’s hear from Carrie…..
Hey there, it’s Carrie from This Mama Makes Stuff.
Since last year’s Celebrate the Boy, our family has even more to celebrate! We welcomed baby boy #2 right before Thanksgiving. And even though my boys appreciate the finer (and girlier) things in life, I love making them things that are unmistakably BOY.
Before the Baby was born, I wanted him to have at least one new thing “made by mom” so I created a vintage inspired cap and a matching blanket for him from a piece of beautiful organic cotton buffalo check that was gifted to me. Upon searching for fabrics to make more caps and blankets, I quickly realized the selection of good-quallity, masculine, non-licensed character, non-printed plaid fabric at the local fabric store is pretty pathetic. But, when you harvest fabric from discarded men’s clothing, the possibilities are endless and the quality can be great (yay for beautiful, super-soft, woven, plaid flannels!).
To go along with the blanket, I’ve made a little hat called the “He’s All Boy Cap”. It reminds me of a bonnet but there is no mistaking it for a girly accessory, especially when made from a lumberjack plaid. And the “He’s All Boy” baby blanket? Backed with super-soft minky, it’s destined to become the favorite “blankie” in no time at all.”
So boy, so soft, so genius! I’ve gotta make one. Thanks Carrie for sharing your creativity!
You’ll find the complete He’s All Boy Cap and Blanket tutorials HERE on This Mama Makes Stuff.