Friday, July 8, 2011

Belly Cast finished!

Around the 37th week of my pregnancy my hubby and I decided to make a belly cast. I've used modrock before but Axel had little idea of how to use it. Considering he took to it well and did a great job finishing just before I fainted from kneeling on my knees for too long. :-O

I did a lot of image searches online, looking at what other people did with their casts. Sooooo many beautiful casts out there with beautiful whimsical designs on them. I decided to go for something a little more realistic and a little symbolic. The flower is a water lily. At the time I was just drawn to it for some reason, thought a rose might be more appropirate but nope I decided on the lily, just before bubs due date I discover July's birth flower is a water lily! must have been a sign that she wasnt going to come late June. The leaves around the edge are birch leaves for protection and new beginnings according to Wiccan symbolism.And then there is the photo of the parents-to-be. Looped around us is the umbilical cord that connects us to our baby.

While it's technically finished tomorrow I will spray it with a clear vanish and Axel will add some device so  we can hang it in bub's room. I am very pleased with the finished belly cast. Now we just need the baby to put in the nursery. I'm sure it won't be too long now. Here are some photos from different angles.

Yep there are little stars on my nipples! Thought it would be a laugh!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Granny blanket for Baby

It's been a long while since I last wrote. Not sure if I mentioned that we are having a girl and have already named her Zara Artemis. There's only 4 more weeks till her due date, but you know how babies are, they come when they want to come! I have been making oodles of things for Zara including 3 crochet blankets. I've already posted about the first one which was the large white granny square. I never did end up making the bunny one. But as you can see below I managed to make a typical granny square blanket. I wanted to use some of my stash and make it fun and colourful.

 Other things I've made include a heap of crochet caps/beanies, burp cloths, bibs, burpkerchiefs and a cute red corduroy pinafore. I have a few more things I want to make like some simple track pants but I'll wait to see how big she is before I make them. 

Monday, January 3, 2011

First Baby Blanket

I have finally finished my first baby blanket. It's not what I hoped it would be but it is kinda cute all the same. I actually bought this yarn to make another pattern with little bunnies on it. Here is a photo of what I wanted to make.

But with all the nausea and exhaustion I could only muster enough brain and physical strength to make a large granny square blanket which I can practically do asleep. I finished it off with a simple scalloped edge. Here is a photo. 
Maybe a little later, now that I'm getting my mojo back, (blessed 2nd trimester!) I can attempt to make the bunny blanket.

Speaking of bunnies I would like to introduce you to our newest fur child, Gloria! We adopted her when friends of friends found a rabbit who two days later gave birth to 4 kittens. They couldn't keep them so we helped out. Our George is not impressed about sharing his house with a new 'girl' bunny! 

Gloria was a very scatty rabbit, scared of any movement or noise. She would take ages to catch and would not let you pat her. With a few treats and lots of patience I have manage to tame her. She is now actually the most affectionate out of the 3 bunnies we have! 2 weeks ago I would never have guessed!