Nursing Cover Tutorial with Guest - Jenny from "Southern Institute for Domestic Arts and Crafts"

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


our next guest blogger is the kind, sweet, jenny who is my go to girl for parenting advice from the wonderful blog "the southern institute for domestic arts and crafts". jenny is my guru for dealing with pregnancy and toddlers! she's a childbirth educator and that means she rocks! she also kicks butt at sewing and crafting! this ladies pics are bright and cheerful and i always learn something new from her in one way or another. isn't she cute?


but is blogging enough for this lady? nope. even though she has 3 busy kids and a hubby, she's going to be opening her new etsy shop "CHOPSTIX" and it's soon to be filled with handmade girl's clothing - i can't wait! so make sure to stop by and say hi to this pretty lady and her lovely frocks! jenny put together today's tutorial and is also going to be hosting a......giveaway!!!!

jenny has been sweet enough to offer up that nice nursing cover from her tutorial for a giveaway! so if you need to keep the girls under wraps pop on over to "the southern institute of domestic arts and crafts" and find out what the name of her dog is (*hint: there's a pic of the dog and it's name in her tutorial) and then leave us a comment below with the answer and your email address! you could be the lucky winner!!!! the giveaway will be open until Sunday, June 20th (my bday - eek!)! good luck!

***giveaway now closed***

now let's hear from jenny.....

Hello from the Southern Institute for Domestic Arts and Crafts! Thank you so much for having me, Shannon, and a BIG congratulations to you and your family! It's always an exciting time when there is a new member of the family to get to know and enjoy! And she's a CUTIE!!

So here we are almost near the end of the Babyhood Bonanza. I have enjoyed all of the tutorials so much! I know you have too. What a talented bunch of ladies! I am honored to be a part of all of this!



Babies, Babies, Babies!
Everything about them is precious. Motherhood is such a gift! I have three children of my own, the youngest being a year and half old. The infant stages are behind me, but it seems not long ago that I was trudging through the trenches of being a new mom. So much to learn and discover during those first months! There were many things I did not know about new babies, but I knew right from the start that I wanted to breast feed my children. I was blessed to be able to do so, each of them over a year. One thing that became indispensable to me was my nursing cover.


As a first time mom I was very self conscious about breast feeding in public, but my nursing cover allowed me to do so without any embarrassing moments (well, at least not too many). Not only are they great to keep you modest while feeding, but they also make a great sun cover when you drape it over your infant seat. You can use it as a light blanket, and it can be used as changing pad in a pinch. Last year I needed a gift for a friend's baby shower and, and I quickly set out how to figure out how to make one of these little lifesavers.


They are so easy and really don't take much time at all. Why not have one for every occasion? Click on over to the Southern Institute For Domestic Arts and Crafts to see my take on the Nursing Cover! Don't forget to enter to win the cover that I made for this tutorial!

thanks so much jenny! here's my big hugs and gushes for all your comments and sweet emails - you are the best! you should start a "dear abby" type parenting column on your blog for all us newbie parents :)



next week is the last week for babyhood bonanza - boo hoo!!!!!! so stay tuned! i'm sad to see it end....it's been so fun and i've had a great time. what about you guys? have you enjoyed it?

33 comments:

  1. Love your blog! The cutie dog's name is Zeke so pick me! :)
    -Ashley D

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  2. Hee hee, the dog's name is Zeke and Jenny is funny. I will be making one of these because someone (who happens to be almost the same age as Harper--beautiful, btw!!) always needs to be fed when we're out :-) Thanks for the giveaway! Sarah

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  3. Zeke!! Beautiful coverup and great tutorial!

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  4. I have loved Babyhood Bonanza, I'm sad to see it ending. All the tutorials have been great as I'm preparing for my first little one due this September. The dog's name is Zeke (LOVED that photo of him!)

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  5. That is the cutest dog in a nursing cover pic I have ever seen! And his name is Zeke!

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  6. love the cover-up, can't wait to make one myself! his name's zeke! :)

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  7. Loved the Babyhood Bonanza! :) I too will be sad it's over...
    Although.. I don't need a nursing cover...
    HUGS

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  8. I've loved the Babyhood Bonanza, so many great tutorials. I was just about to make a nursing cover, so this is perfect timing!

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  9. Zeke! and I'm adding Jenny to my reader right now. Loved her blog.

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  10. The dog's name is Zeke and I like what he is wearing. :) I love your blog!

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  11. Zeke is totally modest...way to go!

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  12. Zeke-doggie's name. love the cover

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  13. What a great tutorial. If I don't win, I will be making one for my daughter (due in Aug.)
    Zeke is the doggie and he is adorable.
    vh - vah_mom@hotmail.com

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  14. What a great tutorial. I think I might be able to attempt it, but it sure would be fantastic to win!

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  15. The doggie is Zeke. Gosh, I'd like to win that. It will save me from having to find the time to make it ;)

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  16. Do you need one Shan? or if I win it could be a gift for Cindy..ok..ok..
    Puppy's name is Zeke...
    :)
    Cross your fingers for me!!!

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  17. what a great tutorial. Thanks Jenny! I hope Zeke has some good milk to share.

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  18. Her dong's name is Zeke. Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  19. Cute photo of Zeke, and I loved the tutorial!

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  20. Zeke is the cute dog's name. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  21. The dog is Zeke! Looks great in the cover too.

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  22. Zeke! and I am ten weeks until my due date - I'd love to win one, but if not I am making one of these! thanks!

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  23. What else could Zeke be called? surely not Ralph or Max?

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  24. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing. Cute dogs name is Zeke. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  25. Cute Zeke!
    Great tutorial--now I won't have to figure out the dimensions myself.

    www.creativechicksatplay.blogspot.com

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  26. Ooohhh, I need this! My 3 mo. old daughter nurses like crazy and we are in the process of moving so my sewing machine is packed away(can we say crafting withdrawal?) Pick me! Robin Casey

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  27. Great tutorial!! I linked to it over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-how-to-make-a-nursing-cover/2010/06/17/

    --Anne

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  28. The dog's name is Zeke! Great tutorial!

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  29. This is so useful. My daughter just had her 2nd baby girl Tuesday and I'd love to win this for her. Thanks for the chance.

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  30. Thanks for the tutorial. The steps are very easy to follow. This cover is just what I need. My baby is due July 12th but could make her appearance any time now.

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  31. Thanks so much for the tutorial!!! This is wonderful. My sister just had a baby and her husband bought her one of these and they are GREAT!!! We actually went to a baseball game and the sun was directly on us, but I put it on and was holding my little nephew under it. We all got burnt except him, lol. Total lifesaver. I know someone that is going to have a baby and if I win this will be given to her :)

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  32. Great tutorial and Happy Birthday! Dog's name is Zeke and he is Way Cute! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome cover!

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