DIY tutorials for fun things to make at home

Fast and Easy Rag Quilt


When I had my first baby, my cousin made him a rag quilt and we totally adore it.  It’s so soft and durable.  I love the shabby chic look, so I figured out how to make one for another cousin.  I have to say, mine is pretty easy, because I made it two layers thick,…

DIY Bunting


OK, so buntings are the new cool retro thing.  You know, those cute flag banner decorations.  I definitely don’t go all out for my boys’ birthday parties, but once in a while, I try to take the time to do something special.  For my baby’s first birthday, I decided to make a bunting. I was…

DIY Weighted Blanket Tutorial


My baby’s occupational therapists suspect he is comforted by deep pressure.  When I give him compressions, he smiles, so he definitely doesn’t dislike it.  We thought he might sleep better if he had some pressure on him while sleeping.  So, I looked into a weighted blanket.  The more I thought about it, I realized even…

DIY Puffy Bow Tutorial


I had some leftover fabric from my DIY Nursing Cover Tutorial, so I threw together a bow.  I’ve made several bow ties for my boys and friends, but I wanted a bow for me!  I was going for the Minnie Mouse vibe, so I added batting to give it softer, cartoon-like edges. The finished bow is…

DIY Nursing Cover Tutorial


Nursing covers are surprisingly expensive to purchase, and even more surprisingly easy and inexpensive to make.  It’s all straight cuts and seams! I grabbed a yard of fabric for $5 and 1/3yd of boning for $1, and I was set! This will make a nursing cover that is about 40” wide and 24.5” long with…