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out with the old, in with the new

Posted by on June 5, 2010

I love being able to post about crafty Mama projects.  What this really means is that things are all right in my world.  The stress level is low enough that I can put my boys in bed, ignore the mountains of dishes in the kitchen, and do something that relaxes me and fills my heart with joy.

When Nathaniel was a nursing babe, our dog Mulligan got a hold of the Boppy and ripped it to shreds.  Upon our arrival, here in Niger, I sewed up the holes in the pillow itself so that the batting didn’t leave a trail across the house.  But the cover has been in a sad state for quite a while now.  You have to understand that this is a pillow that we use several times a day.  It travels around the house and is loved on by everyone.  Even Dave and Danika like to rest their head on it while in front of the TV.

So, last night I decided that it was time.  I couldn’t just run to Target and buy a new one.  So, after much deliberation, I decided on what fabric would work best for us.  I had cut the pieces for the cover last weekend out of our old 400 thread count sheets that are soft in that cozy way that old- high quality- sheets are.

With some Nora Jones for inspiration, I was happy to be able to finish this project in one sitting.  The majority of the time was actually spent getting the ribbon ties just right.  But it was worth the time.  Boppy never made a cover that was so cute and so Mama-inspired.  I love the way it turned out, and so does my sweet baby boy.

9 Responses to out with the old, in with the new

  1. Mom

    Beautiful project, beautifully done. The pics of Caleb bring tears to my eyes, because I can’t hug and kiss that boy. So so cute. love you

  2. Mom

    P.S. Looks like he’s growing some Nata hair!

  3. Nicole

    you are my hero. i am continually inspired by your great attitude hope! i love you.

  4. Jaime

    love the ribbon ties! you never cease to amaze me. xo.

  5. Dad

    Good Job Hope! What a handsome Guy!!

  6. Debbie

    boppy never made a cover with so much mama love either. you jos sure make some beautiful babies. i love you!

  7. Helen

    bravo! 🙂 trop bien!

  8. Grammy J.

    My sentiments are stated in every one of the above posts.

  9. Jude


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