Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Keeping Busy

Well I have 2 weeks as of tomorrow until my due date. I've had a couple of false alarms including Monday night I was contracting every 2 to 5 minutes and even every minute at one point. This went on for about 6 hours. So I'm hoping that's my body saying, "Get ready, it's coming soon!"

I've been using my nesting energy on knitting projects I've really been wanting to get done before the baby comes. It's kept my mind off of the waiting part, so it's been a nice distraction. I still would like to get more done, but having a baby right now appeals a lot more than getting more knitting projects done.

Of course you have to have baby hats!

This was something I was just trying out. It's a tad big for a hair bow, but maybe I'll make it into a headband for Clara or add it to a hat. We'll see.

This one's kinda fun. It's a baby hammock that you hang up in a crib. Clara's still using the crib but it can still be used for the baby to nap in when Clara's not napping. I wouldn't want to leave a baby in there all night anyway. Looks pretty comfy right?

The rest of these are all baby photography props. Not only do I want them to take pictures of our baby in, but as soon as I have more time, I'd like to start selling similar items on etsy.

Hat and diaper cover.

Another hammock that isn't really as safe and practical as the other one, but it sure makes for a great picture. My flour baby sure seems to be enjoying it. I for sure need to make some adjustments, like making it wider. I didn't have a pattern and this was my first try at it.

Baby cocoons.

This one I made for my friend, Kasey Sanders, who is a photographer. Check out her blog here. In fact if you go to her site and click on babies under view by catergory, then go to the bottom and hit older posts. The first baby on there (Jayda) is using a pink cocoon that I knitted previously for Kasey. Clara's also on the same page a little bit further down.

Of course a real baby is going to be bigger and fill it out more, but you get the idea.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lookie What I Got!

My super great friend Amelia made this gorgeous diaper "cake" for me and it's just too pretty not to share. The "cake" part is of course made of diapers and it's garnished with flowers, toys, ribbons, binkis, a bottle, slippers, and in the middle there was a pretty little blanket!

Isn't it great? Thanks Millie!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Clara has fallen in love with The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Whenever she wants to watch it she says "Pluo" which means Pluto and "Goo" which means Goofy. She seems to love these two characters the most. (It might be because they're the only names she can say?)

The last time we were up to see my parents, my mom asked me to go through some old things of mine to see if there was anything that I wanted to keep. I came upon this little Pluto pillow that my mom and I made when I was probably about 7 or 8. (I probably only cut out the material and helped put in pins, I've never been much of a sewer.)

Clara loves her "Pluo" and loves to cuddle him when she sleeps. Isn't this the sweetest thing you've ever seen? It's really fun to be able to pass something on that was from my childhood.