My little Rosamund is growing. For some reason, with this baby, I’m very much aware of how fast this season slips away. I’m tearing up as I type this – quick, somebody mention the weather! Anyway, Rosamund was a surprise baby after a long discussion that we were very happy with our two children. We were STUPID! Rosamund is the absolute most wonderful gift any and all of us could’ve ever received … we are all grateful for her … and for her smiles in the morning!
Anyway…to the reason I sat down to post…what to do with a bored baby. Where was I?
My little Rosamund is growing. She is growing and she is getting bored! Because we got rid of all things baby about 3 months before I found out I was pregnant, we have nothing for her to “do.” No cool toys dangle over her while she lays on the floor, no rattles, no shiny things. You get my point. Poor little three-month-old has nothing to do.
So what do I do?
I make her something! I decided to start with something to dangle from her carseat. (Confession: I’m not a homebody! Rosamund spends a lot of time in her carseat … but I’m convinced she loves it!)
These are really very simple to do, and I think they look awesome! (is that bragging? I hope not!)… The neat thing about these is that they can do all sorts of things – hand from a carseat, serve as a rattle, hand from a doorknob to welcome those who enter, serve as a sachet if filled with lavender, hang from a bath towel in the guest bath, a pincushion, etc, etc, etc. I can’t wait to make more – I think I’ll make different shapes next time. I’m not typically a heart person…but these were for Rosamund whom I heart!
Here’s how YOU can make them too:
These really do look adorable. I put Rosamund in her carseat this morning and she literally grinned. REWARD!!!
I think these would make awesome Ring-Bearer pillows…can’t you just see a darling little boy carrying one of these dangling hearts down the aisle! Dreamy!
Here’s the Breakdown:
Time: hmmm. I didn’t do them all at one time because I didn’t have rickrack or fiberfill..so I’m going to guess about an hour. I know, an HOUR is an eternity…but this one was worth it!
Cost: CHEAP! Use scraps for the shapes, so the only cost is Rick Rack – about $1.50, fiberfill – about $2 for the bag but you’ll have tons left over, and snaps – about $2. Total cost: $5.50!
That’s all for now – I really enjoyed making these!