So yesterday I made it to the fabric shop! It was pretty sweet- all fleece was 50% off and some flannel was only $2.99 a yard! So I think I am officially set for the holidays when it comes to the coffee cuff explosion of the 2008 Holiday Season. Of course there were a few pieces of remnant fabric, some peachy-keen-colored thread and some black felt.. for a few surprises.
I made a stop at the library, who was holding several books recommended on Soulemama's blog. Among the titles are Raising a Spirited Child, Putting Food and Living Simply with Children. I also picked up the Lilith Fair Cd, Dar William's The Green Room and Found Style by Amy Butler for good measure. I really want to get Amy's new book
Little Stitches, but I think I need to go easy with the spending. I did just get a winter coat and a bag full of fabric. (Which I even brought my own fabric tote to Joann's!) No one seemed to care!
Today I met with my midwife, well her partner. Who is equally as cool and helpful.She answered all of my questions as silly as they may have been. The baby's heartbeat was strong and she is a good size. I'll have a 3rd trimester sonogram in a few weeks- due to my stomach issues. I've actually lost a pound or two and I'm not gaining as much as maybe I could be- all due to IBS. But I just need to monitor myself.
I am really excited to be a part of Etsy's Virtual Baby Shower. You can read about it here. It was started almost two years ago by Fickle Faerie. Participants who are expecting get gifts from 4 different Etsyians as shower gifts! What a warm way to welcome a baby into handmade land as well as a great way to get free advertising & networking! I'm going to be contributing as well.
Lastly, I'm in love with this website, Make Baby Stuff. You can find free tutorials on some awesome things like pants, jumpers, toys,diapers and some great decor ideas for nurseries. I think we are going to use a bunch of embroidery hoops with beautiful fabric to decorate the wall next to the crib. Well I am off to start my contribution for the Etsy Baby Shower.
Tonight starts the new season of Law & Order SVU, my favorite Law & Order. Enjoy