Stuffed Animal Hammock DIY Project

I’ve been looking to make something to store all of the stuffed animals that aren’t in bed with the kiddos all the time and I finally had the time and the drive to do it! I found this tutorial from Lemon Squeezy Home. I had to modify a little bit because I didn’t have enough bias tape on hand so I ended up making my own from some scrap fabric. It was definitely a good use of some materials I already had on hand. I made a superman one for baby boy and a pink one with ribbons for baby girl! They came out great and the kids seem to like them!

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Spring Craft Update

So I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted but I really haven’t been crafting so much in the past few months.  I’m finally starting to get back on my feet with knitting and sewing and it’s definitely a good feeling to be creating things again!  I’m almost done with the most intricate fair isle project I’ve ever attempted!  I told my sister to pick a pattern for some fair isle mittens and she chose one with 6 different colors, knit on size 1 needles.  I LOVE the challenge, however it’s been mentally taxing at times.  Here’s a link to the project: Snowflake Fingerless Gloves.  I will hopefully be done with them this week and can move onto something else! yay!!

Next up for knitting projects I’m going to make baby boy a light knit hoodie that he can wear in summer time and as a layer in the winter.  Haven’t decided the color yet but it will probably be blue.  As for baby Lex, I think she’s due for another cardigan or bolero, but I don’t know which pattern I want to use yet.  Still thinking about it but she definitely has one on the way.

I recently bought a sewing pattern to make some capes and masks for the toddlers.  They are getting older and more ready to play dress up.  As imaginitive play is SO important, I highly encourage it and want to make them some fun things to play with.  I have some superman fabric and some vegetable fabric that I’m going to make dress up capes out of for around the house.

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Fall Knitting! Wahoo!

I recently realized that Lex needed a new hat for Fall one day when we were freezing on the playground so I knit this one up really quick using some stash yarn I’d been eyeing for years.  The pattern is called Holly Hat and it’s a great pattern!  It has been difficult finding a pattern that will fit a toddler’s head the right way but this one is great.  I think I’m probably going to make one for myself so get ready for an adorable mother-daughter photo with matching hats!!  I’m so excited for the future embarrassment when she’s a teenager muahahaha!

I’ve also been working on a gorgeous and simple wrap cardigan for myself which should hopefully be done by Thanksgiving.  The pattern is called Kimono Wrap by Joanne Yordanou and it’s in one of the first knitting books I every bought: 12 Months of Knitting.  I’ve been eyeing the pattern for a while and I thought it would be a fun and easy knit.  Loving the fall knitting with this baby cocoon for newborn Ben as well!

 

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Volunteering Update: Services for Brain Injury in San Jose, CA

So a few months ago I began volunteering at an amazing organization in San Jose.  I feel like every new volunteer experience that I have in the field of Communication Disorders is such a wonderful opportunity for me to learn and SBICares.org is certainly no exception. Spending my time here once a week is very motivating to me as I begin preparing to apply to graduate programs.

Check out this video about Services for Brain Injury:

Custom Order Diaper Bags from Well Tempered Designs

So recently I’ve been working away at some custom diaper bags! Please check out the etsy listing for custom diaper bag orders and contact me via WordPress or Etsy if you have any questions.

As a mom, I know that a diaper bag is an essential accessory that is meant to be functional and sturdy.  I can vouch for this style of bag as I use it myself!!  It is made with sturdy cotton fabric with cotton lining.  Additionally, each seam is reinforced so the bag will hold up over time.  It is washable as well: just wash the bag in a cold cycle, reshape, and lay flat to dry.  There are TONS of pockets inside and outside the bag to stack anything and everything you will need to grab quickly for your little one.  I love custom work and I’m happy to work with whatever theme or style you have in mind.  I have some fabric suggestions listed on the etsy listing but I’m willing to do any color, theme or style.

Take a look at the most recent bag with accessories that I’ve made…

Custom Whale Diaper Bag Custom Whale Diaper Bag and Accessories

Well Tempered Designs on Pinterest

So I started a Pinterest board for some of my projects on ETSY and I hope to include some of my in progress work on there as well!  Here’s the link and feel free to follow my board for store updates!!

Well Tempered Designs on Pinterest

Recipe: Homemade Cheese Crackers

So yummy! I was inspired by a post yesterday from Weed em and Reap and I decided to try my hand at some homemade snacks for the little one. Cheese crackers seemed to be a great starting place for this endeavor so here it is! They were a big hit with my little cheese connoisseur!!

Recipe can be found here at home cooking in Montana.

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