Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hooter Hiders

Hello, Dear Ones! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

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,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Hush Little Baby

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.

And if that horse and cart fall down,
Well you'll still be the sweetest little baby in town.
~sung by Dear Daughter


  1. So cute! Much better then the baby blanket I would throw over my shoulder when nursing.

  2. You are amazing...and you sew too?! They are just awesome...wish I had some for my daughter but I am awful at that! It has been such a beautiful Easter weekend...hope your beautiful daughter gets some sleep, I know how very hard that first bit is. Come say hi :D

  3. You are so talented Shelia! Those are adorable. I love all your new photos on your sidebar. What a blessed Easter this is for all of you!

  4. This is such a great idea and you did a wonderful job! I'm sure your daughter and your grand baby appreciate your thoughtful gift, and that name is too cute!

    Kat :)

  5. Aren't these wonderful?!?! Your fabric choices are so perfect for a little girl. I made two for my DIL, she used them often in Ethan's first year.

    Okay, what's your next sewing project for Carter? ;-)


  6. That's so funny Sheila! You did good girl on your hooter hiders!! It sounds like a guy came up with that name. haha. You have the most original Met. Monday post for sure!

  7. Oh Sheila--I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the name of your post and thought, well, maybe hooters means something else down there in Texas--but what a great creation, and what a great mom you are to make them for your daughter! And her little angel is adorable. This would have come in handy for my second one, who just could not focus on his meal when big sister was in the room and he might be missing something! Have a wonderful time with little Carter! Linda

  8. I've seen lots of new moms with these Shelia and like you, I think they are a great idea, though the name cracked me up. Good for you for making them for your daughter and little Carter. I would do the same since I know how to sew. Keep right on enjoying being a new grandma--what a fun time for you this is!

  9. Nice idea that will come in handy! Congrats on the grandbaby. Be sure to stop by AtticMag this week for a Giveaway!

  10. Great sewing job and very cool idea! I wish I had these when I was nursing.

    Happy Easter!


  11. Shelia...I've had a smile on my face the whole time...
    reading this Hooter Hider post!

    Your amazing...and a Hoot yourself!
    Love all your sidbar photos of your precious angel...

    Did she have fun at her first Easter celebration?

    See you later you Hooter Hiding Honey!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  12. You did a great job on the hooter hiders!!! LOVE it!! I remember those sleep deprived days. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.♥

  13. Well, I just saw one of these about an hour ago! The first time my niece used it...and told us the name...we were on the floor! We spent WAY too much time coming up with names of our own! And to think that back in the day they just used a blanket!!

    m ^..^

  14. You daughter is so lucky because her mommy is so talented That is such a neat idea, Shelia and you did a great job. The baby looks so peaceful....Christine

  15. You are so clever, Shelia. You did great!

  16. Love it! I guess one can make just about anything if you are creative and can figure it out. I am a baby nurse so I really love seeing how you can make these "nursing tents" call them! Have a great week,


  17. Love it! I guess one can make just about anything if you are creative and can figure it out. I am a baby nurse so I really love seeing how you can make these "nursing tents" call them! Have a great week,

    podso (sorry posted with the wrong profile above!)

  18. You are so creative. Looks like it works well and the addition of the pockets was a great idea...


  19. What a great items. How clever you are to have made them yourself.

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  21. You did good. It's a wonderful idea. Too late for me and for my daughter but one to remember for when the grandkids start families. Thank you for visiting junkblossoms. I hope you'll be back soon. Blessings, Pat

  22. great job! i love the fabric you used. thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. and what a fun blog you have here.have fun with your first grandbaby!

  23. Hi Shelia, how crafty of you.
    I just read your profile and don't remember you mentioning this gorgeous little creature... I remember the cute dogs though. :) Time to update it. Also, love that you have a blog to keep the blogs you read. How cute is that. Thanks fro stopping by today. I am so happy for you and your family about the baby. yay!

  24. Hey sweetie...You are sooooo smart! I don't know how to sew so
    I think you are so smart! Love you

  25. How clever of you -- and for a lot less too! I've never heard of them! What a name!

  26. Wow, very creative and that certainly is a catchy title for a blog post!

  27. Hi Shelia
    Happy Easter. I hope you've had a good day and weekend.

    I love the Hooter Hider. What a name....hmmmm... I had never heard of anything like that. That sounds like a great idea and looks so neat too.

    Good for you for making a couple of them yourself. You are just the bestest to your daughter! *hugs*

    Have a good week.

  28. Those look great! I didn't have a cover with my first son and I was constantly fighting with the blanket... so I made one for when I have my next little one :)

  29. so clever now a days, we never had anything like that, love pictures of the baby, congratulations, you gotta be soooo happy....

  30. How wonderful of you to make that for your DD. I hope she starts to get more rest and that the baby gets onto a good schedule. Kudos to her for nursing.

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

  31. Great addition to the orignal. He is so cute. Kathy

  32. What a good idea, and you improved upon it! I'm certain that your daughter will enjoy her Mommy and Me apron for many meals.

  33. Sheila, You are a wonderful Mama and Grandmama! How thoughtful of you to make these so your daughter can nurse in style. The name of them though did crack me up.
    ♥, Susan

  34. great idea, I have a friend who has just had her first baby after over 7 years of trying! what a beautiful blog you have.

  35. I love this Sheila and would have loved one when I was nursing. what a great idea. And I'm impressed that you decided to make them. Way to go girlfriend. I love invention and creativity and saving be spent on other necessary things for little Carter! Love that name. What a great name for a grandson! Have a blessed week.

  36. Bless your litle Hooter Hidin' hands...this is a great job on this little gizmo. I'm so happy you're just glowing in the Grandmother role...Give little Carter hugs and kisses for all of us!!!

  37. Pickle!!!!! I have laughed so hard thru this hold post until I am crying and I am dying here!!!! lol lol Girl it's a good thing I am home alone today or my family would put me on medication!!!!! Oh my are just the most precious treasure of a mama...I know your darling daughter adores you at all the lengths you go to to do for her and little sweet dumpling....You did good girl! I love that idea and so wished they had been invented when my sweet aunt had her last baby late in life and years ago and during a family gathering outdoors she declared it was time to feed the baby so we gathered around to see her get the bottle ready when to our surprise SHE WAS THE BOTTLE!!!!! Oh my word I thought we were gonna have to put my Papa on a respirator!!!!!!! lol lol Oh are just to much!!!! I better go before I pee my pants from laughing so hard!!!!! Love you girl and loved this!!!!! ~Picket~

  38. What a nifty idea!! And made for daughter and grand daughter by grandma...what could be better?

    In the mood to CROCHET? I'm having a PATTERN give-AWAY and have BABY patterns, too! Stop by and check it out!


  39. How great that you could save that loot and make those yourself. That is a great idea. My daughter in law never nurses in front of anyone. Too shy I guess. She could certainly use one of those, but I think she still would rather do it in private. I wish she would relax and just cover herself like that. It is such a beautiful thing to breastfeed.

  40. You are the mother and grandmother supreme. These are fantastic.

    And, the name cracks me up. Too funny!

  41. Dear Shelia,
    Hope you had a fantastic Easter.
    Our's was grand and the weather gorgeous.

    I laughed at the name of these great did well at making your daughter a privacy cloth for nursing.

    Congrats on being a new Granny!
    God bless,

  42. All the best inventions seem to have come along since I had my babies!! Makes me want to have more. Or grandbabies. C'mon kids, get working on it. I want to make Hooter Hiders!!


  43. Hi PicklePoo!

    You HAD me with the title of your post! Very funny! And so creative! What will folks think of next? I also love those fabric baby carriers everyone seems to be sporting today.

  44. Hi Sheila, and a huge welcome to you from the "Grandma Club" Ha. Seriously, those grandbabies are the most wonderful things in the world. Mine have definitely changed my life for the better. To see the world through their eyes is absolutely amazing. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I was glad you did! "Talk" soon.

  45. What a great post! You are amazing with a sewing machine! Great job on the hooter hiders, have not heard them called that, what a hoot! Love the beautiful Note Song. I have a new grandson too! Will be 3 months old April 15th! He's our 6th angel! Grandchildren are life's greatest gifts, aren't they?

  46. Being a Grandma is the best! Glad to hear you are enjoying your Gramdma time.

  47. You did great! My youngest daughter made a couple of those for herself, and has since made some for gifts. Your daughter is very blessed to have such a crafty Mom!

  48. Hi Sheila,
    Those turned out great. Those are a wonderful invention and a very pretty way to remain modest.

  49. Miss rock! That is one sweet cover up. I wish I had one of those during my young Mommy stage. Instead...I spent a lot of time in the car and in my bedroom. I was one of those very shy nursing Moms I guess. I am so glad I did it though...wonderful bond between Mommy and baby. Priceless!
    I bet before you know it Lil Miss Carter will have many pink blankies and lovies...and bows and dresses..hehe.(((hugs))) Susie

  50. What a great idea Sheila! You are very talented:)

  51. My girls used these. They do take care of the privacy thing and they don't have to hide themselves away in the bedroom away from the activities that they want to be part of.
    Great job you did.

  52. Congrats on the new little baby - I know you LOVE it! Being a Grandmother is fabulous! Great job on the H.H. copy. You saved almost $70 - woohoo! Way to go! Linda

  53. Oh how cute!!! (and so are the Hooter Hiders you made!☺) My 27 year old sister has a meltdown when we use that term, but I love those things! My mom made me a couple for my baby #5 and it's a relief to not have to worry about the blanket falling down while nursing! You're such a good mom and grandmother!
    ☺ Celeste

  54. I think you did a great job and I think the name is a "hoot"! : ) I have to tell you though that 20 years ago when I was nursing I just used the cloth diaper that I would use as a burp cloth, draped over my shoulder and whatever side my babies were nursing on, and not only had complete privacy, but many people had no idea what I was doing {we're talking in an airport terminal at one time, too}.

  55. Shelia, I think you did a wonderful job! I can barely get a button sewn on so I am in awe of anyone who sews. I think this is such a terrific idea for nursing mothers. Congratulations, too, on that sweet, sweet grandbaby! I sing Hush Little Baby everytime my grandkids come over as we are in bed waiting for sleep to come. I hope you have a beautiful week, dear friend! Vicki

  56. I ran across those in a baby store when my granddaughter was born in December 2008. Thought I'd heard everything...

  57. Oh, you are one of the SMARTEST grandmothers I've ever seen. These are just too precious and think of all the money you saved. VERY GOOD JOB, MIZZ SHELIA !!

  58. My neighbor said she purchased a hooter hider buttercup design for $20.00, but I can't able to find it anywhere online for the same price. Has anyone have done this deal? Please let me know also if you have. Thanks.

    hooter hider


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