Saturday, April 17, 2010

Baby Prep is in full swing

I'm suddenly obsessed with preparing for the baby. I have plenty of projects already...and yet, I suddenly feel IMPELLED to sew a changing pad (or two) and to paint a cradle, etc, etc.

Anyhow, I don't have a ton to show yet, but here's what I have finished:

Washed and folded all of the newborn stuff-- cloth diapers, bedding, onesies, socks, hats, bouncer cover, etc. It's all piled in the crib, and covered with a sheet, to discourage other little people from getting into it and using it for their dolls.

I picked out the first outfit/ensemble for if it's a boy, but found that I couldn't bear the thought of putting a brand new baby GIRL into the clothes that her sisters have already worn. I checked the stores, but didn't want to spend much (I don't even know if it IS a girl, and I already have plenty of girl clothes anyhow), and though the thrift store had some cute inexpensive things, there was nothing that seemed to be "all that."

... so I bought a t-shirt at the thrift store for $1.00. I used THIS tutorial, which was great and very easy to follow. I made a few alterations (cuffs on the sleeves & did the casing at the bottom differently because I was using the existing hem), and added a matching cap (the flower on the cap is a little piece of the t-shirt design that was cut off).
Now I can breathe a sigh of relief that boy OR girl, I'll be able to welcome him or her into the world in style.

I also made a skirt for Monkey last night. It's specifically to go with the "big sister" onesie when the baby comes. I left all of the edges raw so they'll roll up & look grungy. It's made from jersey sheet scraps from when I made the wrap shirt.

Also, (not baby related), I made THIS recipe for dinner last night. Not healthy, but MMMM-mmm. Super yummy. I added some peas. Tonight is Sloppy Janes in butterhorn rolls -- both from the freezer. It's the last of the butterhorns and I'm sad to see them go. But I'm going to make a batch of sweet potato rolls, and hopefully they'll be equally as great to pull out of the freezer.
Today I'm sluggish. I organized my fabric closet (and picked some out for changing pads), and went to a couple of home improvement stores for cradle screws & a new dining chandelier (didn't find either) and I started priming the cradle. Then I ran out of primer, got grumpy, and decided to plop down in front of the computer and blog instead of work.


nikko said...

Wow. You were productive today! I love dressing babies in the those type of gowns -- the only problem is they don't work so well in the carseat. What a clever way to use an old tshirt!

I can't wait to find out if it's a girl or boy. I've never had the patience to wait. :o)

(my word verification is "polyp"

Annalia Romero said...

Compelled? I wouldn't want you to be impailed...that would hurt! :)

I love the little sewing mischief you've been up to! Please! Show me how to make adorable knit skirts! You are so mega-talented.

Katie said...

Both things are very cute! Good job! I definitely need to break out my sewing machine again. It has been toooooo long!!