Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sick baby

Reece my little happy boy (for the most part) has been sick for the last few days which meant that he was really whinny and cranky oh and very clingy.  He has been fighting a cold for almost 6 days.  Although I think we have almost kicked it.  Thank goodness!!  When your baby is sick you don't get much rest.  Reece is only a year and a half so I can't give him cough medicine yet and the poor kid needed some so I searched all over the Internet for any kind of home remedy that would help my poor little boy.
I found many people said to give them a 1/2 tsp lemon and 1/2 tsp honey mixed together and warmed.

Now if your baby is not over one you shouldn't try this as it is not suggested to give honey to children under one but since Reece is older then that I decided to give it a shot.  And guess what, it worked!!  He actually slept all night after I gave that to him.  And let me tell you we both needed a good nights sleep.  So the next time your kid has a cough and you can't or don't want to give him medicine try the lemon honey mix.  It just might work.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My awesome find...

Here in Manila we don't have a Joanns but we do have fabric markets :) which is interesting and don't get me wrong we do have fabric stores but the fabric markets are way cheaper and you can always find interesting prints...I found these awesome you recognize them?

Yup you guessed it... they are Vera Bradley....evidently the fabric is made here :)  lucky me that means there are leftovers :)  (i'm jumping for joy!!)  lol anyways  my living and dining area in my house is very bland at the moment and I knew it needed some color and this fabric is I went to town and made these for that area :)

this was by far the easiest sewing project I have done so far....all you do is cut our rectangles of the fabric and  of batting and then sew them together.  Then you cut one very long rectangle out of a coordinating fabric to make the table runner :) and you are done :)

anyways just had to share with you as I am totally in love :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

DIY Nursing Cover

I spent a little over an hour making this it was so easy and it took me longer because I had a little helper at first :)
I somewhat followed this blog and the way she did it.  But here are a few pictures of the one I made.
cutting out the fabric with my little helper :)

he thought he had to lay on the fabric or sit on it...I'm not quite sure why
 I hemmed all four sides and left the top side with open ends so i could put in the boning...

 Then i attached the strap at the top on the end of the boning to hold the boning where i wanted it
 and the did the same thing with the D rings
 I am not nursing but I used a cover when I was and loved it....

this is going to one of our team members here in manila as she just had her first baby and has been using a blanket....which is fine and all but when those little arms start to move around more while you are nursing having something that is a little more secure is nice :)

Hope you enjoyed...this was super easy to make and would make a great gift for a new mom who you knew was going to be nursing...