Do you ever go to search for something on Pinterest and an hour (or more!) later you can’t even remember what you were looking for in the first place? I was looking for baby ideas for this post, got overwhelmed and had to take a breather to figure out what I was even trying to accomplish. I wanted to gather a list of ideas for what I want to make in the next 16 weeks. I like to start projects early but usually wait until the last minute to finish them so I need a game plan.
I have made tons of baby hats for my friends and family and now it’s my turn :) I don’t want to go too overboard but there are three hats I am thinking of making right now.
I love this hat from Alli Crafts. It’s a simple little bear beanie and I have this same yarn in my stash. I have always wanted to make it for a baby but never had the right opportunity.
An owl mobile like this one from Home Made by Jill. Of course it won’t be in the same colors and I probably won’t add flowers but I really like her versions of the owls and tree. I considered making a crochet one but I don’t have all the colors I want and it will be cheaper to buy sheets of felt than whole skeins of yarn.
A tree canvas like this one from Simply Modern Mom. We need some art on one of the walls and I love this canvas. She made the leaves out of magazine pages. I think it will go really well with our owl theme. We even have some canvases already in the basement for a project that never happened.
Some book shelves like these ones from DIY College Ideas. Mike loves this idea but I am a little leary about gluing a book to the invisible bracket.
I’m more of a fan of these floating shelves made from Ikea spice racks from A Good Life.
We also might just end up buying some floating bookshelves from Lowes. We still need a place to display my soon to be spray painted owls. I have this exact ugly looking one I bought at the dollar store after I saw it on Sugar Bee Crafts, plus a different one I found at the thrift store. I found a third one at a garage sale but he is actually cute and probably won’t get spray painted.
And if that all wasn’t enough I’m thinking about making a blanket. This one has me kind of stumped though. I’m not sure if I want to make something to match the room or just something I like. I’m sure we will get tons of blankets at out shower but I want something special too that I made for the baby.
I love this crochet pattern from Three Beans in a Pod.
The chevron blanket I made in this post was so quick to crochet.
I also really like this minky blanket from Practically Functional. It looks so simple and easy.
Now to get going on some hats! I haven’t crocheted anything in while so I need to get reacquainted with my hooks :)