That’s right….I said it – I’m in a full-blown Nesting Craze! Now that it’s here, I recall going through the same thing when pregnant with Baby O. A week or so ago we found out we’re having a Baby Boy (due in November) and, as if knowledge of the gender somehow makes things officially “real” for me, I’m now downright obsessed with crocheting hats to warm his sweet little baby head and booties to keep warm those precious baby toes. I’m perusing ideas for turning Miss O’s room into a Girl & Boy Nursery, and, in general, wanting to make every nook and cranny of our home happy, warm, and inviting. I think this is a normal pregnancy symptom for many. For me, it is intense (A week before delivering Baby O I could be seen standing on chairs scrubbing corners of the crown molding that had never before, nor since, been scrubbed…and yes, if you’ve read “The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy, you’ll know I’m not alone in this!).
So, I’ve decided to cut myself some slack…I love posting three times a week but, for now, and through the rest of this pregnancy, I’ll continue to post a bit less often. I may also take longer to post photos from my Photography Sessions. With that said, want to see what I’m working on today?…
I’m trying my hand at my first “Granny Square” crochet project…Using a great, free pattern I found here. I hope to make a pillow cover, to spruce up (i.e. girlie-up) our manly-looking couch. In case you’re not sure what I’m talking about, here is a great example of a granny-square pillow cover.
Aren’t they cute? I really like the peachy color paired with the light blue. The yarn is all “Sugar’n Cream”, sold for $1.99/spool at our local Michael’s Craft Store. I intend to make a pillow cover that is 4 squares by 4 squares. I can update the post later to let you know how many spools that takes. (I suspect no more than 6-8 spools total.) A pillow like the one linked to, above, sells for about $45. I figure this craft project (once you factor in cotton fabric for the back of the pillow and the pillow insert) should be more like $20 max to complete. But, we’ll see!
Whenever Miss O gets her hands on a newly finished square she happily squeals and lays her naked baby dolls’ heads gently on the granny squares…So, hey, I guess this makes a good toddler toy as well. Double duty…
In other fun news, some of my photographs were just featured in this really cool blog, “Great with Kids” (translated via Google Translate), here, here & here. It is a Dutch blog, though you should be able to easily translate it in your browser if needed. It features fun craft ideas for the kids and photo tips for parents. I was really excited to be featured here, as I’m a fan of some of the photographers I was featured with, and it’s a great blog all around. You should check it out!
P.S…HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my amazingly talented Mother-in-Law!! I sure was lucky to inherit such a great MIL when I married Aaron.