1. Happy Birthday banner/bunting. I already had all the fabric. The only thing I bought was spray adhesive for the letters (too lazy to sew them...maybe some day). My plan is to make little clip-on decorations to go with the birthday theme. The pom poms are on clips. Christian, Graham, and I all have Fall birthdays, so naturally I made some pumpkin clips. Maybe I need to make some new baby decorations for December when baby #2 comes. It will, in fact, be his birth day, so he'll need the banner.
2. Mei Tai baby carrier. While I'd love to buy one of these, we're currently broke, so I'm not allowed to spend money. Instead I decided to make one out of things I already had around the house. This carrier cost me $0. Yep. Free-ninety-free. It is constructed of old slacks, an old baby blanket, leftover fabric from the dress I wore for my sister's wedding, an old sweatshirt (for the padding), and thread and elastic from my sewing box. I used this tutorial but modeled the top after BabyHawk Mei Tais. I added a big pocket and plan to make an Ergo-like hood (I like the idea of elastic sides). Please excuse how awesome I look in the photo below, the fact that I need to practice tying this thing better, and the fact that I have my baby on my back while I'm supposed to be taking it easy on the couch.
FYI--My friend Cheri makes and sells cute Mei Tais and cloth swim diapers if you are interested! The Kitchen Sink Boutique.
3. Maternity dress. I found this blue fabric in the scrap bin at JoAnn's months ago. All rolled up it felt like sweatshirt material. The other day I finally unrolled it and discovered it was a big thin piece perfect for a skirt. I played around a bit and altered an adorable old shirt (that was too small and starting to fall apart), and...voila!
4. Growing a baby. The ultimate DIY project. My belly is getting bigger every day!