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Organizing

Ugh… Do you ever look at a diagram on a pattern a bajillion times, figure it out in your head, and then realize (after sewing a seam) that you did it all wrong? I’m working on this pattern and I did all the stay-stitching before realizing that I did it wrong! Sigh.

Currently, I’m working on getting our dresser organized. I had the idea to convert these shoeboxes into drawer organizers, so I bought wrapping paper and am planning on decorating the outside.

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I even color-coordinated the sock drawer.

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I’m  leaving for vacation this weekend, but when I get back I hope to make it all look pretty and post some more pictures!

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It’s about time…

I figured since I’m now in the third trimester it’s about time to work on the nursery. We spent quite a bit of time last week assembling the crib and adding a decal to the wall.

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Our theme is Winnie-the-Pooh, so we thought it was only fitting to have a quote from the books on the wall. Then, we assembled the crib from IKEA. Mostly it involved a lot of frustration (on my end) and calm analysis (on my husband’s end.)

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Sometimes, I wonder what the nesting instinct looked like before Pinterest. Because of that website, I went a little nuts, decided I really needed closet dividers, and decorated them. I picked out some Classic Pooh pictures and had my dad help me center them on some circular sticker paper. Then, my husband used an exacto-knife to cut them down to size. 

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And, finally, I made this garment for the little one:

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It’s an extra special garment because the pattern actually comes from my mother’s stash. While she was pregnant with me, she made a ton of these, which my dad claims he loves because it makes changing the baby super easy. By using the same fabric for the neck and wrists it makes it look a little less like it’s from the 1980’s, haha. It was a super easy pattern. I’m a beginner and I knocked that out in an afternoon. I can imagine myself making a ton of these, too, before my little girl gets here.

 

 

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This is the first post in a blog that will describe the ups and downs of crafting, organizing, and preparing for the transition to motherhood.