Thursday, July 26, 2012

Crafting Along With needle and thREAD

This Babymoon has been so completely different than my 1st one... no emotional healing to muddle through-- only pure bliss. Minimal physical healing rather than months of my body recovering.  I am feeling very good!  What a wonderful gift I have been given.

Since I am still on partial "maternity leave" from our playschool and since Bunny insists on crossing the little white bridge to go to Nana's as soon as her breakfast is devoured, I have a few hours each morning (usually 9-11:30) all alone with my happy, nursie baby.  It seems this blissful birth, combined with some powerful "happy hormones" from nursing, has led to more creativeness and I have spent some of that energy crafting.. actually repurposing thrifted and/or thrift pile clothes into sweet, useful clothes!

I took ONE thrifted wool sweater and created two toddler skirts and a pair of baby longies!

 (I promise the bottoms of the skirts are much straighter than the picture shows)

I took some scraps of wool from other projects and fashioned little mushrooms to sweeten the deal!

I have also been repurposing some clothes for myself...
 I took a pair of old jeans, lopped them off, and added some fabric from my stash to make a cute skirt!

As for reading..... well other than reading 20 toddler books a day... some of them over and over and over.... I got nothing.  And at two weeks post partum, I can live with that!

Having fun with these Linky Parties!


  1. Great projects. I'm especially fond of the toadstool skirts. :)

  2. very cute! funny, i just finished up a pair of thrifted upcycled wool longies last night! i'll be sharing mine next week :) glad to hear you're having a blissful babymoon! ps- your wristlet is going into the mail today!

  3. Congrats on the new baby! Good for you for diving into the repurposing pile. I always have great plans for mine and then find something else to do :o).

  4. So glad you are having a beautiful baby moon:) What a sweet project!!!

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  6. Those skits are great! My daughter is sometimes sensitive to my felted woolies. Do you get complaints? Are they lined? I love the mushrooms and how they give them a little pizazz with such a simple element.

  7. I am so amazed you have the energy to do any crafts. I remember just wanting to sleep in any free time I had when my son was born. I love the toddler skirts, they are adorable. So nice that you are getting happy hormones so you can enjoy your new addition.

    1. Baby gives me a stretch of about 5 hours each night, then nurses and goes right back to sleep. I also rest an hour or so each morning as well as take a little rest time each afternoon. Then Bunny usually goes to bed at 7ish so I am getting plenty of rest (Thank you God!)

      I KNOW! Isn't it amazing the happy hormones that flow when one nurses--oxytocin and prolactin! Pretty awesome I think!

  8. Pretty cute creations! I'll have one of my own to show before long! :)

  9. You are amazing to be crafting at the moment! And your mushrooms are super cute :-)

  10. Hah! You are so crafty! Love it! Thanks for linking up to "I Did It!" Tuesday! :)

  11. So cute! Love the mushrooms! Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Party

  12. Such adorable repurposing -- and done with a newborn! Enjoy the time and the productivity! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday.