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dear mae,

while baby is due in a mere 12 days (!!!!) i can’t stop trying to make sure everything is absolutely perfect for him.  boiling bottles, sizing onesies in the closet, buying things like nipple cream (tmi?).  gosh, it’s a whole lot of things you never thought you would see yourself doing.  it sometimes freaks me out, i know tom gets weirded out with the talk of breast pumps and diaper cream, but soon enough these will be everyday normal things around here…. les sigh… parenthood.

but anyway, there is a much more adorable side of pending motherhood and it is all at the end of the hallway in the nursery:

tom and i have always collected vintage board games and for the last couple years we haven’t really been playing them, but the boards themselves make fantastic art.  they are just loosely pinned to the wall so we can take them down if we ever want to play risk or clue or go for broke.  plus my granny square afghan is getting really big! I’m intending on working on it and using it for “tummy time” in the living room until i either run out of yarn (ha) or get bored with it (more likely).
i love these old fisher price toys from goodwill  and i was so excited to get a sophie giraffe at my baby shower! i’m sure she’s gonna get lots of lovin’ and squeezin’!lots of books, with lots more to come i’m sure! my favorite toy is the set of blocks hiding away in the big red basket with the monkey, oh, and the otter pops box is full of matchbox cars that tom has been buying since we found out we were pregnant.

i think the nursery might be done… i keep saying that, and then making another big change.  the dresser is still quite ugly and is awaiting some kind of inspiration. i’m thinking perhaps wood-grain contact paper stripes… or something…

well, just maybe my next post will be an introduction to my little guy, who knows?

❤ betty

p.s. you can see more pictures at apartment therapy, but i wish i would have had the foresight to wait until the room was more complete before submitting it!

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dear mae,

i foresee a lot of crafty type posts in my future as i am a crafting whirlwind lately! a couple months ago i came across this blog, and incidentally, a butt load (a common unit of measurement) of inspiration.  i have never been much into crochet, i’m more of a knitter myself.  i like hard structured rules more often than willy-nilly shape forming and color picking, but i did go out on a limb and try somthing new when i found this enormously helpful tutorial for granny squares.

i’ve always wanted to make an afghan like this, but finishing process seams (ha) like a real bear, stitching together hundreds of little squares after you’ve already devoted months to a project, which is where that tutorial comes in. why hadn’t i thought to attach the squares as you go? i’m doing to zig-zag edge for added interest, and when i’ve finished i’ll throw on some kind of border stitch.  i’ve not decided on a finished size for my afghan, i’m going to keep poking at it until little niles or margot makes their debut. it’s a satisifactory baby blanket size at the moment, so any time i get to work on it now is just bonus, as i have quite a few other projects on the back burner.

i’ve also just finished a simple baby afghan for one of my girlfriends who is expecting this winter.  it’s one giant granny square made from this deliciously soft self striping yarn.  i’m finding it hard to give it away.

if you are a crocheter, i highly recommend you check out lucy’s blog at attic 24, it’s a rainbow of delicious tutorials in a menagerie of colors.  it was enough to get me hooked! (sorry, last pun, i promise.)

❤ betty

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