This giveaway will be ending at 8:00 (PST) tonight. (Sunday, April 27) There is still a little time to enter if you didn't get a chance. I will post the winner tomorrow morning. Thank you for the great name ideas!
There is a big blog carnival going on at bloggygiveaways.com and my latest sewing project is going to be my entry in the fun.
The nesting instinct has hit full force, so in preparation for our new baby, out came my sewing machine. : )
I had so many difficulties with nursing the first two times I attempted it. I'm praying that I will be successful this time. I'm on the lookout for anything that will make it easier for me. My sister-in-law had a nursing cover that I thought was ingenious. Using hers for inspiration, I figured out how to make one for myself.
Here's why I like it:
1. It's made out of lightweight fabric, so the baby won't get hot.
2. It's hands-free. The straps connect behind your neck with d-rings and can be adjusted for size. It won't fall off in public! : )
3. There is boning sewn into the top seam that allows you full view of the baby.
4. There is even a built-in burp rag corner to wipe up dribbles. : )
I had so much fun sewing this, I made one for my good friend Marisa for her birthday.
Here's how you can win one for yourself or for an expectant mom you know. I'm hoping to make a few of these to sell, but I need a good name for them. There are some versions of nursing covers similar to this on the market like Hooter Hider and Modest Mommy. Can you help me come up with a name for my little enterprise? Just leave a comment with a fun name suggestion for my nursing covers, and I'll draw a winner from the comments left.
The winner will receive a nursing cover free, including shipping if its within the Continental United States. I'll draw a winner over the weekend of April 26-27. I'll announce the winner on this site on Monday, April 28. The winner will be notified on your blog or by email. The winner can tell me a little about the personality of the mom it will be used for, and I'll choose a fabric that I think will match that mom. (e.g. classic, feminine, bold, trendy, baby boy, baby girl, etc.)
You don't have to be a blogger to win, you just need to leave me a valid email address when you comment so I can easily contact the winner.
If you found my blog through the bloggy giveaway, welcome! You can learn more about me here. I hope you'll come back and visit again.
Remember to stop by Bloggy Giveaways for a list of all of the bloggers who have fun things to give away this week.
(Edit Note: 4/23/08: I received a comment today that made me realize I needed to edit this post. I would never want to give the impression that I came up with an original design that has never been done before. There are lots of this type of nursing cover on the market made by different companies with different brand names. They sell for between $35 - $45, so I was excited to be able to sew them for less. I guess you could think of this as a generic version of the others I have seen, and I just wanted to offer them to other moms who are on a budget like we are.)