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Make Baby Stuff Newsletter, Issue #003 -- Crafty Mothers Day Ideas
April 15, 2008
This monthly newsletter is brought to you from the Make Baby Stuff website. Each issue brings you up to date with new crafty happenings, contests, instructions, reader questions, more tips and our featured crafty artist of the month! It is your kick in the pants to get crafty!
This last month has been all about baby carriers. Wraps, mei tais and slings, oh my! Whether you want to Make a Mei Tai Slipcover or Sew a Mei Tai we've got new tutorials for you in our brand new Make Baby Carriers Section with more to come.
DIY CARRIER CONTEST! - Our contest has many amazing submissions in just a few days. Such a talented group of mamas we've got here, come join the fun! Be sure to check out all the entries, comment and VOTE for your favorites!
Who: Holly Lowe of MTC is a crafty mama who has been making mei tai carriers for over three years. She is finally back from an eight month break after the birth (unassisted!) of her second daughter. While she focused her attention on her two girls she also enjoyed yoga and Sunday trips to the farmer's market.
Those of you who have been awaiting her return will be thrilled to learn that she will start offering carriers on a limited basis again. I was lucky enough to snag one of her carriers before she went on hiatus and couldn't have gotten through last summer without it. If you get a chance to buy one, don't delay, her carriers sell like hotcakes! Read on to learn more about her and her future plans.
What lead you to making mei tai carriers in particular? Have you made other types of carriers?
How many of your own mei tai carriers do you have and use? Do you have a favorite? Do you use other types of baby carriers?
What other baby or kid craft items do you like to make?
When do you find the time to create? What are your tips for balancing business, self and family?
What is your favorite and least favorite part of the process of making mei tai carriers?
Do you have any future plans for your business?
If you were a color, which one would it be and why?
Mother's Day is just around the corner and you may be thinking of gifts to give your own mothers. My grandmother's birthday was last week and I had to think of something to send her. She and my mother always ask for the same thing for every holiday...photos of my son. At the very least, I always incorporate photos in the card or gift somehow so I set out to get crafty with my son.
Up until now, crafting with my son has usually ended with him running away with the tape or trying to put the crayons in his mouth or pouring paint on his head. This is okay, even a wee baby can participate in card making.
Block Photo Cards - Does your baby have a set of alphabet blocks? Arrange them in a message, set baby down, take a photo. Done!
Painted Cards - This one is my very favorite, but is the most messy for sure. Give baby some paint and paper (make sure you are using non-toxic paint and do it in the bathtub for quick clean up) and have them make a fingerpainted masterpiece. Snap photos! When the paintings dry, use them for the cards to mount the photos on.
What crafty projects will you make for Mother's Day this year? And more importantly, what crafty supplies did you ask for? :)
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As our site and community grows, I hope that you drop me a line and tell me what crafty baby stuff you are up to! Did you make something that was inspired by something on our site? Pretty please play "show and tell" with the rest of us! Often, having an audience for your crafting is just a kick in the pants that you need to get working.
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