Mom Crafts: DIY Crafts for the Expectant Mom

Mom Crafts: DIY Crafts for the Expectant Mom

by Lark Crafts

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Overview


Celebrate an upcoming arrival—and the mother-to-be—with the practical and charming crafts in this delightful DIY book.
Featuring 20 projects to hand-make with love, it includes sewing, quilting, knitting, and embroidery crafts for the newborn, nursery, and mom herself. They range from a high-contrast fabric floor quilt perfect for tummy time and matching, knitted strawberry hat and booties for the baby to a felt night sky mobile for the nursery and a maternity pillow and a lightweight infinity nursing scarf for the mom. Perfect for beginners, the well-illustrated collection includes crafting basics, a stitch gallery, templates, and ideas for personalizing the gifts.

The project designers include:
Emilie Akkermans (Emilie Creations on Etsy)
Jessica Fediw of the Happy Together blog (happytogetherbyjess.com)
Theresa Grosh (Naptime Inspirations)
Laura Howard (bugsandfishes.blogspot.com and lupin.etsy.com)
Mollie Johanson, creator of the Wild Olive blog (http://wildolive.blogspot.com/)
Valerie Lloyd, owner of the Etsy shop Smile Mercantile (smilemercantile.com)
Carol J. Sulcosksi (blackbunnyfibers.com)
Tess and Rae (tessandrae.com.au)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454710141
Publisher: Lark Crafts
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,182,335
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author


Contributors include:
Emilie Akkermans (Uruguay) owner of the craft business Emilie Creations.
Jessica Fediw is a sewer and the founder of the blog Happy Together (happytogetherbyjess.com).
Theresa Grosh (Lancaster, PA) finds great joy in turning vintage, handmade linens from yesteryear into new products that can be enjoyed by modern folks. Find her at naptimeinspirations.etsy.com.
Laura Howard (London, England) regularly contributes projects to craft books and magazines and she’s the author of two books about felt crafting: Super-Cute Felt and Super-Cute Felt Animals (both Cico Books). See her work at bugsandfishes.blogspot.com and lupin.etsy.com.
Mollie Johanson (Chicago, IL) is the author of Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small (Lark) and she regularly contributes to a variety of magazines and books, including several Lark titles.
Valerie Lloyd (Seattle, WA) is the owner of smilemercantile.com, where she sells specialty craft supplies and seasonal decorations.
Carol J. Sulcoski (Villanova, PA) is the author of Self-Striping Yarn Studio, Lace Yarn Studio, and Sock Yarn Studio (all Lark). Her designs have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Creative Knitting Magazine, Noro Magazine, and other books and magazines.
Tess and Rae (Melbourne, Australia) is a business set up by two moms who share a passion for fabric, sewing, bags, and accessories. They can be found online at tessandrae.com.au, and on Etsy (etsy.com/shop/TessAndRae), Instagram (instagram.com/tessandrae/), and Facebook.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Basic Tools, Materials & Techniques 3

Knitting 16

Stitch Gallery 23

The Projects 27

Mom

Lavender Eye Pillow 29

Modern Nursing Bag 31

Lightweight Nursing Infinity Scarf 39

Fold-Up First Aid Kit 41

Diaper Change Mat Clutch 45

Maternity Pillow 51

Maternity Skirt 55

Rainbow Baby Sling 59

Baby

Tummy Time Floor Quilt 65

Baby Animal Burp Cloths 69

Bitty Bear Diaper Bag Tag 73

Embroidered Linen Bib 75

Strawberry Hat & Booties 79

Nursery

Playful Embroidered Pencil Hoop Art 87

Night Sky Mobile 91

Whale Pillow & Photo Prop 95

Scalloped Felt Storage Boxes 101

Elegant Footprint Plaque 105

Yarn-Wrapped Name Sign 107

Project Templates 110

About the Designers 130

Index 133

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