Thursday, January 22, 2009

Month of Nesting- Week 2

We had our 36 week appointment this morning- I'm not dilated or effaced at all (boo!), but Stephen is head down and moving in the right direction. We had another ultrasound and got a great shot of his little button nose (Gammaw's nose actually!) and his manhood- he's definitely a boy! The doctor guesses that he will be about 8 lbs if he comes on time. I think I can handle that.

I finished the little bundle of joy's coming home outfit this week. It was one of those projects I couldn't put down. I just have to sew on the buttons. Cute, huh?
The curtains are hung! I love them! They need one small alteration that will be completed tomorrow...and I've been saying that since Monday. Really though, I'll do it tomorrow...:)Here's the sailboat "artwork" I've been working on. The fabric will be wrapped around a wooden frame we got from Ikea. LOVE Ikea. I just have to finish hand stitching the boats. This was a really fun and CHEAP project that anyone could do.
All you need is:
fabric scraps
heavy interfacing (I used decor-bond)
a wooden frame
Cross stitching thread (or you could machine stitch too I suppose)

First, I made a pattern of the shapes I needed using butcher paper.Then, I cut out my fabric shapes with a 5/8 in border to be folded over.
Next, I used my pattern pieces to cut out interfacing, which I ironed onto the wrong side of the fabric.Then, I ironed the border over onto the wrong side, to make a nice clean edge for the front.Now, all you do is pin the pieces where you want them and hand or machine stitch them on. I'll probably line the white fabric so you can't see the wood frame.
Easy!Next week, I'll be making the cribskirt and my diaper bag, which I purchased fabulous Amy Butler fabric for. I can't wait!!!

Did anyone watch Lost this week? Whats with the time travel? Speaking of TV, time for Grey's...gotta go!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Month of Nesting- Week One

Well, I'm officially finished with my office job and only 5 weeks away from babytime...assuming he comes on time (hint, hint Stephen!!) I've been quite the busy Mommy this week working on all the projects I've been putting off. First up, curtains for the nursery. I just have to finish the sides and have Daddy mount the curtain rod. I'll post pictures when they're complete. Note- may I just brag a little and tell you that we decorated the nursery for under $150, bedding and all, (Not including the crib and dresser of course- I'm not THAT good) and its turning out quite cute if I may say so!
Next up, making cloth diapers from Daddy's old undershirts. I found this great idea here, and its going very well. The cotton makes such soft diapers, I'm sure Stephen will thoroughly enjoy soaking them. I'm also finishing a knitted diaper cover made with some left over wool from my stash. I just have to sew in the velcro.
And last but not least on my list for this week: Stephen's coming home outfit!!! Found this adorable pattern on Ravelry and it calls for size 10 1/2 needles- Hallelujah!!! Everything else asked for 4s and 5s- no way, no how! I'm really really excited about this little suit. I'll post more pictures as it progresses.
Other things this week has included: 1 nap, 1 doctor's appointment, 2 pair velour pajama pants, 1 Sonic Hot Fudge Sundae, 5 cases of heartburn, 2 weird dreams, 1 brisk walk, 2 new recipes, 4 episodes of Golden Girls and 1 Prepared Childbirth Class. Its been a GREAT week!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My kind of scarf

I wanted to show off one hand dyed, hand knit Malabrigo scarf from my dear Cheryl. She knows the color is one of my favorite and she got the shade just right! I love it. And since it is going to be a wind chill of ZERO (0) yes, zero on Friday, it will most certainly be welcome.

Also new to the shop, the much anticipated Hiya Hiya Needle gauges. Why? Because they will measure to a 6-0 size needle. Yep, that's right, 6-0!
Also stay tuned today as I post new photos of Pagewood Farms Chugiak and Denali sock yarns. Gorgeous, enchanting colors.
Cannot believe it has been almost 2 weeks since I posted. Wow.