Okay so maybe I wouldn't make Naughty By Nature proud- maybe they'd be embarrassed by my dorky reference. Either way- the nesting bug is still pushing forward as it grows increasingly more difficult to lift myself off the floor/rug/couch- I'm still dragging forward.
Monday we took advantage of Zach's extra day off as he helped me better organize the amazingly-generous amount of baby clothing from 2 sister-in-laws, family, friends and thrifts. By size & season-I gave him a mini-tour of where I've stashed diapers,socks and the like. We also started discussing where the Christmas tree will go (YES!). The pack & play was put together, some little books & decorations were rediscovered and scootched around and there was some definite rocking chair sitting. There is an impending trip to Ikea at some point- as well as a trip to the baby store to get this. When we tried it on- we both really liked it.
Here is how my clipboard came out::::
(B&W picture of me & Santa, the sweater design- Zach made me for a mix tape years ago and other pretties)
I also started working on making some holiday gift tags. Every year I struggle with an eco-friendly way of making gift tags. Paper bags,recycled paper-newspaper comics- you get the point. Then I found these adorable- non-holiday specific tags from Fog & Thistle and I was hooked.
You can download and print them for free::: so I cut each one out then attached them to recycled Christmas cards to sturdy them up. Then I'll just hole punch them and string some ribbon through.Voila- Happy Holiday- gift tags.
Yesterday, I started my second collaged journal, this one for my nephew Mike. Zach gave me vintage Donald Duck & Spider-Man to cut up. Who knows what a 9 year-old boy likes these days! I hope he can enjoy it. Today I'll start one for my niece,Tallulah. Hers should be fun to make- she's a ballerina- likes princesses, mermaids the usual cute girl stuff. So I can bust out my fun stickers & scrapbooking extras. I am asking Zach to do the remaining boys (Max & Randall) for fear I just don't know what little boys like.( I already managed to put a SARK quote on my one nephew's journal- I can't be trusted!)
I can't believe I have 18 days till possibly meeting our baby! How exciting! I've been getting contractions here & there- but nothing to write home about. Thursday, I'll see my midwife and then hopefully go on the hospital tour with Z. I've been there before- but very early on in my pregnancy. So I'm excited to see it again. Monday Zach met with a police officer to have our car seat installation evaluated- the officer gave him an A+! He said Zach must have read the directions(which he so patiently did) because no ever does it right or uses this one buckle correctly. Seems he's on the road to being a great papa!
In Etsy land- our Littlest Stitch Kit has been featured in the Gift Guide for Crafters! How exciting!
Today I am determined to make a fleece and possibly a wool soaker to be used with cloth diapers. I've been researching them frantically- looking for the right cut & design. After finding a few shops on Etsy (where I purchased 2 fleece soakers) I'm ready to attempt my own. I'm just going to draft a pattern from a fitted pair of baby undie/bloomers I have and hope for the best. I'll let you know how that goes.
Well, have a great Wednesday and enjoy the autumnal weather and certain buzz of the holidays growing!