Look what I got in the mail today! My lunch bag! I just love it! I actually have this fabric, but with yellow flowers and i'm going to make a nursing cover-up out of it - so it's perfect that I have a bag to match. I will get tons of use out of this bag! It's perfect for trips to the store. Stephanie at Creative Reveries was my swap partner and she used Elizabeth's pattern for Little Shopping Bags.
But that wasn't all I received - she included some ribbon, rickrack and lots of fabric that she thought would be good to use for my little baby-to-be. The fabric is a perfect addition to the stash i've been accumulating to create a scrappy quilt for him. I'm especially excited to have some rickrack in my stash - everyone seems to be using it lately and i'd like to give it a try.
Look at this cute little bag I made the other day. I went down stairs about 11pm and didn't come up until 3am! I had no idea it was so late. But I started and completed this bag. Can you believe how much it looks like the picture? (See next picture.) It's from the book Quilted Bags in a Weekend by Ellen Kharade - my aunt got it for me for my birthday this year.
I love it when things turn out like they should. The only thing i'm not happy with is I used a heavier interfacing and it's really too stiff. So I have fabric to do one in black and white prints, and i'll use a lighter weight interfacing this time around. I'm hoping to work on that one tomorrow.
Today I made burp cloths! My friend has one this size, and I really liked it. So got some fabric at Joann's for cheap and each burp cloth cost about $1.50 to make. Pretty good, considering a 3 pack of burp cloths at Target is $10. That's $3.50/burp cloth. These are so much cuter and no one will have any like it. Hopefully this is enough to get us through a few days...
Our crib came in the other day. Aaron put it together with his stepdad's help while his mom and I watched. It's so very cute. I really wanted a white crib, but didn't want it to look girly. I think this fits the bill nicely. And, of course, it's a convertible crib (what ones aren't these days?). It will make a very nice toddler bed and later a great headboard for a full-sized bed. As you can probably see, the room is still far from done. But the walls are painted, the floors are in and we have a crib! We still have at least 3 weeks....
Check out that belly! 36 weeks. He's sticking his butt out on the right side there. He just loves to do that to me. I had the first of my weekly appointments today. Blood pressure was up slightly. I'm 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced. More than I expected to be. But despite what my husband and best friend think, i'm not going to deliver early. (I hope!) Because of my blood pressure issues I get to have another ultrasound! So tomorrow morning I get to see how he's doing, how big he is, make sure he's growing (because I haven't gained weight in 2 months). But, unfortunately, I have to have non-stress tests every week at my office visits. Hopefully that goes better than it did at the hospital last Friday. That was too many hours trying to get him to do what they wanted.
Wow - that's a lot of blogging! What am I going to blog about the rest of this week? I'm sure i'll think of something... there is a crochet project in the works...but i'll tell you about that tomorrow!