Wednesday, April 27, 2011


My favorite new game: Chasing/ pushing a teeny foot around my belly.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


I am so excited about this nursery. As in, "the kid's not due for more than two months and it's nearly completed" excited. It's pretty much been my main focus for the last little while, and it's been a very sewing machine/ paintbrush/ dyebath intensive process.  Awesome. Plus, the room is bright pink so you know it's going to be good. 

I've had the dresser and end table drawer things since my parents bought me this furniture set for my first apartment in college.  There is a matching twin bed that's waiting upstairs.  We ended up buying the crib to match the other pieces, and I think it looks pretty good! 

Here's the crib, obviously. It took forever to find bedding that fit in my idea, and I finally ended up just dying the bedskirt to be the vibrant shade of yellow I was looking for. I finally discovered Carousel Designs which has some pretty good stuff in bright colors (yay for not pastels!).  The rug in this pic is actually two of those funky nobby bath mats that I am going to sew together, and I'm going to get another one for next to the changing table dresser. I figure they're pretty cheap and fun and easy to wash. The flower on the right wall is a present Sean gave me for our 9 (?) months of dating-anniversary. So cute! And finally, I just finished painting the goofy spatter painted flowers hanging above the crib. That was so fun to make! I think it turned out pretty well, too.

(edited to add a closeup of the painting)

Here are the curtains and glider and bookshelf. It's really hard to find bright purple curtains, as it turns out.  At least ones that are tall enough to not look ridiculous.  You can see in the next picture that we ended up getting ones that were really short, so I got an extra one and cut it up to sew to the bottoms of the curtains.  You can't even really tell, which makes me really happy. And as you can see in the other picture, the glider used to be a pretty sage color that will look great in our living room once we outgrow the bright pink room, but for now I sewed a purple slipcover.  I used flannel, which is soft but good heavens the cat hair.  I'd originally intended to keep the cats off, of course, but um, clearly that is going well. It's their new favorite spot. I'm also pretty impressed with how many books area already on the shelf. I saved a lot of them from when I was little. :)

Curtains before:

Chair before:

Here's the dresser/ changing table.  There is no storage in this house so the closet in this room is already crammed full of other stuff so this dresser is really, really useful. And the painting in this picture was made by my brother! Yay!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

31 weeks

I really have 2 more months? I don't think my clothes are up for that challenge. Baby's doing great though.
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Friday, April 22, 2011

Projects: Baby sweater

So, I've been super busy nesting or whatever. For example, awhile ago I turned this BRIGHT PINK SPARKLY fiber into BRIGHT PINK SPARKLY yarn. Then I turned the yarn into a BRIGHT PINK SPARKLY February baby sweater. Complete with matching buttons.  Oh yes, exactly what a summer Arkansas baby needs. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Crazy Hippie

After last week's excitement, my appointment with the midwives today was the best birthday present ever.