Another Oscar night. Another weekend during which I got almost nothing done. I blame my cat.
How can you get up and fold fabric and organize scraps and patterns when this little guy is all snuggled in your lap? I just noticed my way-underused Dyson in the background. How adorable.
This week I actually have been making progress organizing patterns and fabric, making lists, feeling generally overwhelmed by everything I want to make, and shuddering at the amount of money I must have spent on all of this! I think it’s going to be an amazing 2015 creativitywise–once my head stops spinning.
At some point yesterday I got off the couch and located my box o’ flannel, because I am way behind in making something for my brand-new, inordinately cute nephew, Gradyn.
The Gingercake Traveling Changing Pad is so precious and functional. Such a cool idea to keep your baby’s tushie warm, clean, and dry (Clearly I am not a mother, because this changing pad thing is entirely new to me.). The additional pockets, including the PUL-lined one suitable for wipes, really set this apart from any other changing pad I’ve seen out there. I bought this pattern forever ago, but somehow never got off my butt to make it. Now I’m kicking said butt, because it’s awesome. The babies I probably originally bought this to make for are undoubtedly in kindergarten by now and probably wouldn’t want or need to be changed in public.
As with other Gingercake patterns, the instructions are very clear, with plenty of photos and tips. I chose to be lazy (big surprise) and not finish with binding, but the pattern gives links for different binding techniques, which will prove useful in the future. It is a beautiful look, and I promise I will try it next time.
Here are some shots of the finished product. I’m really pleased with it.
This is how it looks all compact and bundled. It would take up very little space in your diaper bag or hubby’s manpurse.
Some shots in various states of folding and unfolding
And all laid out
Okay, Neil Patrick is singing. Good timing. Hooray for sewing and Hollywood!!
P.S. The parents were kind enough to send a pic of the recipient with his new prezzie.