this how-to, after searching for something I could sew with fabric...but once I saw this one, I knew I had to make one for K with a similar design, but with my own style & colors. The supplies were super cheap...and was extremely easy to make.
I used a strip of burlap, a wooden dowel (cut in 2 pieces, and sanded the edges), ribbon, and liquid stitch clear-drying glue to attach the beige ribbon down the middle and to attach the burlap to the dowels (top & bottom). I was going to do the stamped #'s (marking the inches), but then decided it wasn't super necessary, so I saved my $...stamps/ink are expensive!!
|I stuck a push pin into the pillow so it can be hung anywhere anytime I need to measure!|
Then I made a little 'pillow' for the bottom of the box, so the supplies didn't slide around...and also made 2 little pouches, one for the safety pins & one for the cards...which are made out of scrapbook paper, pieces of masking tape and a hole punch. Then I just have to write down the date, her age, and her height on them.