Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Crafty Day of Waiting

I got out the sewing machine today, a friend came over, and we made a couple of things. She made Christmas stockings for next year, and I made a cashmere baby sleep sack and a little taggie toy for the unborn baby. I would have been able to get more accomplished, except I had to do some creative patching together on the baby sleep sack since I had less fabric left than I thought I did, and it took three tries to get the taggie pinned together correctly. I'd like to make another, bigger taggie that's more blanket-sized rather than toy, now that I know how to do it for sure.


The taggies:
(monkeys one made by me, flowers by my husband)
Good directions for a taggie blanket can be found here 


Sleep sack - may be a little short in length and I may still cuff the sleeves and add an applique design on the front:
Good directions for wool baby sleep sacks can be found here

And one last thing I whipped up at Stella's request - a dress for her baby doll, made out of a handkercheif:


Other activities for today included taking down our Christmas decorations and going to the movies. Sweet Pea was sad about putting away the Christmas stuff so we left out one ornament and the wreath. Then, with our daughter at daycare, we went to see a matinee of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Matinees are so much cheaper! I'm never going to an evening showing again! Well, maybe I will, but probably not for a while anyway.

If real labor doesn't start overnight tonight, my husband will go back to work tomorrow. On my too-short list of activities to pass the time I have: making play-dough with Sweet Pea, walking the dog, visiting friends, and adding items to my Amazon wish list. I do have lots more sewing projects with fabric already purchased, pre-washed, and ready to go, but sewing with Sweet Pea in the house can be a challenge unless there's another adult as well. I can always rake leaves and clean up the back yard (now that my hips aren't hurting so bad), but I would prefer something fun to look forward to, rather than chores I'd like to avoid. 

So again, my question to you is, what would you do while waiting for labor to start? Baking? Writing? Deep cleaning? Swimming?

1 comment:

  1. Love the doll dress. can't wait to see all your projects Rosie.
    Try to enjoy your time. No work, just one child, just breathe.
    I know these last days are hard. I love you.
    mom

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