Friday, February 18, 2011

Art Project

I have always wanted to be a crafty, creative person.  Alas, I'm not, naturally, so I have to try really hard.  I wanted to do something special for the nursery, though, and this is what I came up with.  And I admit, I'm quite proud of how it turned out.  I haven't gotten it on the walls yet, but here's what I did, with the whole thing made mostly of fabric scraps....

*Painted a "sky" on three panels of canvas

*Added some grass and planted a tree

*Made a few animals and attached them with decoupage

*Added some details
*Decoupaged over the whole thing....

Now, to finish the furniture so I can decide where this project is going to hang....

(shamelessly inspired by Andrea and Betsy )

Saturday, February 05, 2011

At 30 Weeks I.....

*have one more prenatal class to attend in the series, plus a breastfeeding and car seat class
*can't sleep well, between the baby moving fanatically and the inability to turn over easily
*finished an art project for the nursery walls (pictures to come)
*have made little to no progress on the knitted baby blanket
*have been busy knitting other things for my other pregnant friends
*am growing in confidence of my body's ability to give birth
*have a healthy level of anxiety about the whole process
*can't eat much at one time, leading me to be hungry very soon afterwards
*have to get a 3am snack on a regular basis
*enjoy playing with the little feet that make a frequent appearance on my belly wall
*am mulling over baby names
*feel the nesting began a long time ago
*enjoy the borrowed maternity wardrobe from the ever-generous Betsy
*wonder how the weeks have gone so fast
*like talking to the baby, wondering out-loud what it is doing, and what it is thinking about what it sees/feels/hears