Thursday, June 9, 2011

Some thoughts on nesting...

I'll be honest. When I imagined myself pregnant, I always thought about the whole "nesting" thing and how it would be really great to have this big hormonal drive to clean everything. I never really have a drive to clean everything and usually have to give myself big pep talks to tackle simple tasks like cleaning the bathroom and ironing (my husband wishes to so badly I would iron for him... poor guy).

All this to say, I have not experienced this side of the nesting syndrome. At all. What do I do when my body is GIANT and overflowing with all kinds of crazy hormones? Craft of course. Because obviously these tie onesies needed to be made. I'm not the only one who sees that right?

Baby girl stuff is super fun and really cute, but when I saw these tie onesies I fell in love! So I spend a couple days off washing onesies, picking out sweet fabric at The Fancy Tiger and hand stitching these little babies together (I figured out half way in that they are way too small for the machine). In short, I crafted for hours while my "nest" collected dust, dishes and laundry.

Thanks for all your help hormones!

Luckily I needed gifts for some friends at church who are all also having babies this summer. 2 are boys but one doesn't know yet... Thus the gender neutral bird :) (I may or may not have loved the bird one and made an extra for Lily).

She also ended up with this little number. I've been needing to practice my ruffle-making skills for awhile now anyway. I'm sorry, did you not think that sentence was an appropriate use of the word NEED? It's ok, your not alone because I guarantee Hunter just rolled his eyes if he read that :) However, I do believe that there is at least one person who will read this and understand what I mean. Ruffles are really great and I think that as an almost mama to a precious baby girl, it is my duty to know how to make ruffles.

Not bad huh? I think it may be time to wrap up this little ramble. It just so happens to be 4:45 am and I think I'll probably be embarrassed about sharing this post after I've gotten a little more sleep. But between 4 trips to the bathroom, a snoring pug and some real, live contractions (!) I figured I was better off editing pictures of onsie crafts than trying to get anymore sleep. I should mention that my onesie crafting addiction was greatly enabled and actually inspired by a good friend, Alyssa, who sells her beautiful creations in an Etsy shop called Home Sweet Denver & Mollie also just made some really really cute creations that fed my obsession :) I'm not sure how, but I lost the picture of the cute one I made with Alyssa a couple weeks ago. Maybe I'll wait and share when I have a little model for it!

I believe it's time I head back to bed. I've blogged long enough to make myself too tired to think nervous/ anxious thoughts (another large factor in why I'm up... since we're being really honest here). Maybe next time I post I'll have baby pictures and normal sized feet! A girl can hope right?

1 comment:

  1. I love your ruffles honey. And yes there is a NEED to craft. Positively! Love you and see you "girls" soon.


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