I'm joining our Dear Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday. Pop in to see her and you'll be so inspired by her and all the Met Monday participants.
If you visit me very often, you know we've had our first grand baby, Carter Ashlan. So right now I'm all things GRAND BABY!
Dear Daughter showed me this contraption at a nice little shop for new moms and new babies:
Catch the name HOOTER HIDERS! Oh, my mother would have washed my tiny mouth out with soap had I said this in front of her! :) Well, I thought the company could have named their wonderful product Nursing Aprons or Mommy and Me Covers! :) Anyway, this is a great big coverup for Mommy to use while she's nursing. Great idea. I loved it and was going to buy it for her. It cost $35! I looked at it and thought, I can make this! Yes, I did, being the most marvelous crafty creative one whom I am! You know I'm kidding! But I did it! I made two Hooter Hiders for her.
Dear Daughter is not getting much sleep, poor dear! Here's the first one I made for her. Works great.
The top part has boning inserted between the straps so it arches out so you can keep an eye on your little darling. See? There's little Carter nursing and Dear Daughter can just look down to see how she's doing! Isn't this a great invention? Modesty! I love that, don't you?
Here's the second one I made for Dear Daughter...a girly pink one! I went one step further and added a pocket on each bottom corner to poke nursing Mommy things in. I took a soft white wash cloth and cut it from corner to corner making two triangles. I finished the raw edges and then sewed them into the corners of the 'apron'. Then you can see I sewed two straight seams through the triangle and the 'apron' making a nice little pocket. The pockets also weight the corners down a bit just in case the wind should be blowing. Modesty again. Love it!
Did I do good? I think I did, but I can't take the credit all by myself. I went online and searched for Hooter Hiders patterns and guess where I found one? A wonderful fellow blogger Made by the Mommy Monster. Step by step - couldn't be any easier. Thank you, Mommy Monster! :) Don't you just love that name?
Well, that's it. I've Hooter Hided and I'm proud I did. I'm getting to where I can even say Hooter Hiders and not feel ashamed or anything. I know, I'm from the olden school! :)
Be a bunch of sweeties,
I'll leave you with a little Note Song~
Hush, little baby, don't say a word,
Papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird.
And if that mockingbird don't sing,
Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring.
And if that diamond ring turn brass,
Papa's gonna buy you a looking glass.
And if that looking glass gets broke,
Papa's gonna buy you a billy goat.
And if that billy goat don't pull,
Papa's gonna buy you a cart and bull.
And if that cart and bull turn over,
Papa's gonna buy you a dog named Rover.
And if that dog named Rover won't bark.
Papa's gonna to buy you and horse and cart.
Well you'll still be the sweetest little baby in town.
~sung by Dear Daughter