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Crocheted Wipe Box Cover, and other random things.

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snow, blocks, diaper cover 012First off, it snowed yesterday.  It didn’t stick, but I still get very excited to see snow (maybe it’s all those years growing up in Florida).  I didn’t have a model yesterday so I used Ole’ Glory.  I think she’s beautiful.

Second off I LOVE BEING A HOMEMAKER!  This is my first week getting to stay home.  The job that I had before was just a temp job.  I knew that our homestudy paperwork and what not should be completed by the beginning of the year, so a job that lasted until the second week in January seemed to be the perfect fit.  I’m still trying to get up early-ish, and I’m staying super busy.  When you work full-time you don’t really get much deep cleaning done…at least I didn’t.  Now I feel like I can stay on top of the laundry, dishes, and make nutritious meals for my family.  The best part of it all though, is getting the nursery ready for the babies!  I can now focus on ART and making it all pretty.  Here are some things I’ve done/made just yesterday!

snow, blocks, diaper cover 017 snow, blocks, diaper cover 014We put up some wall decals of two birch trees with leaves, birds, and bird houses.  The room is not a “bird” theme persay, but I do want a woodland feel to it.  Deer, Raccoon,  Foxes, Owls, Birdies, not in abundance, just here or there.  I picked this up at Goodwill about 3 years ago. It’s from Target and had never been used.  I think I paid $6.

snow, blocks, diaper cover 020 snow, blocks, diaper cover 021 snow, blocks, diaper cover 022The easiest and cutest thing I did was paint these wooden blocks.  Every kid needs wooden blocks to play with.  We want lots of hands on and imaginative play going on in here.  I got two bags of wooden blocks at a thrift store for $2 a bag.  I have an all natural disinfectant that I sprayed these with and then let dry.  Next I separated the shapes and painted a few of each shape a color.  I used soy paint from Hobby Lobby.  It’s $2 a bottle.  I just used a sponge brush and painted one to two coats and let dry.  I’m pretty sure the soy paint is safe for them…just in case they put the blocks in their mouths.

The super cute owl container came from Ikea.  It has a lid and then a smaller box was inside with a lid.  I love it SO much.  It fits the room perfectly!  I think it was around $7.

snow, blocks, diaper cover 023 snow, blocks, diaper cover 024 snow, blocks, diaper cover 025 snow, blocks, diaper cover 026 snow, blocks, diaper cover 030Lastly I made a cover for the wipe box.  We are planning on cloth diapering and also using cloth wipes.  I found a spray by California baby on sale at Target.  You can make a solution to keep your wipes in or spray the wipe before use, or spray the baby’s bottom and then wipe.  From what I’ve read you just cut up old flannel receiving blankets.  Wipe boxes are not very attractive.  So, after talking to a friend she came up with the idea of a crocheted cover.  What a cool idea.  I have no idea if the arrangement will stay the same on the dresser or not….probably not, knowing me.  Also the changing pad just has fabric over it, I haven’t made the cover yet.

I don’t have a pattern to share for the wipe cover, but if you want me to try and walk you through it I can.  OR you can just buy one from me, because I would love to make them to sell.

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Author: Jeff & Meg

This is a story of two lovebirds who got in a little over their heads, or at times it feels that way, remodeling a little home built in the 1940's. Our journey has bumps and twists, ups and downs, but we wouldn't have it any other way! Please join us and our two poodles as we flip this old house and work towards the adoption of our first child!

4 thoughts on “Crocheted Wipe Box Cover, and other random things.

  1. I love the wipes box cover that you made. Do you think you could email me the pattern you used. I hate the way the wipes box looks as well and would like to dress it up a bit.

  2. I know this is going to sound super crazy, but I don’t have a pattern. I just made it up as I went along. I ch a couple more than the width, then dc across until I had a flat rectangle the size of the bottom of the box. Next I started a basic chevron pattern around until it was tall enough and slipped the box in. Lastly I crocheted around the box and over the top I would sc3tog around the corners and anywhere that seemed loose. I’m sorry I’m not much help. I wrote the pattern down one time, but lost it. :/

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