Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Nesting by Nature- Not Cause I Hate Ya

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!
M

5 comments:

Christopher And Tia said...

Wow, you sure are busy!!

I've been thinking of where to put our Christmas tree as well, and I too just made a heap of recycled Christmas gift tags! We're two peas in a pod, you and me lady.

I'd love to see a picture of Hazels room btw <3

idyll hands said...

Congrats on being featured in the gift guides! That is a great feeling.

lolasmom said...

I remember going through the baby clothes...not long for you now!

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Island Travel Girl said...

I am so excited I think I might pass out.

First, the ergo. You know it is made right down the road from me, right? (I think I told you that). It is the best baby carrier ever, and at 3 years old, Lucy still rides in it. There is a newborn insert - you don't need to buy it - but I would take a good look at it and then whip one up yourself....easy peasy.

Second - the tree. YES !!!! We can't wait to go get a tree with mom and Loup.

I am sorry to say I have another bag of stuff for you......I know, I know, you already have too much, but I can't help it.

Congrats on the gift guides ! Imiss you guys a bunch and can't wait to see you, and meet HAZEL! (Oh wait, have I mentioned that already ?)

UniqueNurseGranny said...

So many good ideas...baby cloothes from friends was always such a treat for me.