Tag Archives: maternity

Nursery Wants & Haves

Here’s a little sampling of some of my favorite baby items! Many of these even already have a spot in Harriet’s nursery! I picked the crib out ages ago and the entire theme of the nursery is based on that lovely blue color as well as the clothespin dolls below and a FABULOUS piece of butterfly art my mother-in-law bought at the SF birth & baby fair several months ago. Also, I’m just dying for that squirrel pillow below!

doll baby clothesline paper cut outs

crochet butterflies/themis mobile/crochet afghan

kalon crib/lifefactory bottle/stuva cabinet

classic alphabet blocks/baby rocker/teepee

squirrel pillow

As of Tuesday I’m now considered full-term, which means I could give birth to a healthy and happy baby with no complications. However, I still have three weeks to go! We’re taking out birthing class this Saturday and have started meeting with our midwife every week now. We also have our last (?) appointment with our doula next week.

Everything is coming together. I’m nesting like CRAZY! Just trying to get everything ready for little miss Harriet’s arrival without losing it! The above photo was taken at our last midwife appointment. Pat is so cute with the instagram belly pics right now.

37 weeks down, three to go!

-Graceface

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Halloween – Skelly Belly

So, I was less than motivated to dress up this year (I’m having a major lack of energy) but I figured I should suck it up and come up with something fun to wear for my friends Ashley’s and Jose’s Halloween party last Sunday. I had a fun pair of skeleton tights that I hadn’t worn yet so I wore those. And just for fun I cut out a quick skull image from one of my many black tee-shirts so that the skull stretched out across my big prego belly. It was fun to have at least some semblance of a costume – I kept saying that I was dressed with the spirit of Halloween in mind rather than in full costume. What do you think?

-Graceface

Quilting Time – Baby on the Way!

I made a quilt using Rachel Denbow‘s instructions in her Red Velvet Baby on the Way E-Course! Check it out!

If YOU have a baby on the way (or a friend does) and are a crafty lady, I definitely recommend this E-Course. There are 12 stunning and useful tutorials included – I plan to make a few bibs and changing pads pretty soon and I might even tackle some of the more complicated stuff too!

The Herringbone Quilt tutorial is definitely the stunner though. I have been planning to make a quilt since the day I discovered I was pregnant and it was awesome to have this handy guide to follow.

I used mostly vintage sheets for the fabrics in this quilt, along with all natural cotton batting. The Vera (green ferns) sheets are ones that I had on my own bed as a child, so it’s very special to me to include them in this quilt. It makes me smile every time I look at it! I may make a fitted sheet out of hte extra pink floral fabric to use in the crib as well – and yes of course Rachel has included a tutorial for fitted crib sheets as well! Lucky me!

-Graceface