Ok, three posts in one week. Is it obvious that I’m no longer spending 9 to 5 in a cubicle?
People have been asking, “So are you crafting lots of things for your baby?”
“No, and then yes.”
I was hesitant at first; perhaps a bit out of superstition. But with the nesting impulse in high gear, I have managed to crank out a few items. The first was a little toy modeled after a childhood favorite of mine, a horse I had cleverly named Horsey. While visiting my family a few months back, I opened a book of knitting patterns to find the pattern that my Gramma must have used to make the original Horsey.
Here he is, long-legged and lean…
And here’s what I made:
Hmmm. Maybe it’s a glandular disorder… those legs are awfully stumpy… Ok it’s true I haven’t been knitting for quite some time, since discovering crochet and then needle-felting. That’s beauty of needle-felting: no pesky “gauge” to worry about and pffft! patterns, schmatterns!
Next, I crocheted this mandala (more for me than for The Babe) with layers of color to represent meditative verses from this book that I’ve found helpful for inspiring calmness in not-so-calm situations.
In preparation for the hospital stay, I whipped up these slippers from a pattern on Ravelry.
I’ve also made some mobiles; for the first one I used wooden discs, sticks, and high-contrast black-and-white image from the super cool Wee Gallery. The second one features hyperbolic models that I had made a few years ago (and never knew what to do with) after becoming obsessed with The Institute for Figuring’s Coral Reef Project.
Over the years, I’ve also amassed a quantity of unfinished heads. Not one to throw anything away (my vast collection of jars has garnered many jeers…) I saved them, and perhaps my wee one will enjoy exploring these woolly vessels.
Inspired by the crafty awesomeness of Sew Liberated, I dusted off my miniature plastic Canadian Tire sewing machine and may even *gasp* attempt sewing something… at some point…
My mom on the other hand has dusted off her Kenmore to create this stunning piece (her first quilting project!):
Now we wait for the new arrival to arrive…