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a lil’ bit of nesting

Thursday, October 15, 2009

sorry, no lunch photo today. i made hubby drive me to work so that he could pick me up and we could go out to lunch together. we went to lynchburg’s best (and as far as i’m concerned, only) hibachi place, osaka’s. i had some very lovely pepper chicken and he had his usual teriyaki chicken without onions. we also split an avocado and cucumber roll, so i have some leftover pepper chicken for tomorrow. it was tasty, but i felt weird taking photos … i don’t think it would’ve looked as yummy as it tasted.

anyway, last night we went to B&N and in addition to seeing my awesome friend samantha‘s name in a penny arcade omnibus in the comic section (she’s an assistant editor for dark horse; that’s my girl), i picked up a sewing book with giant photos and clear instructions on how to sew just about anything. the beginning section also has a bit on tension, which i think is what’s wrong with my machine currently. i let a friend hem denim pants and my sewing machine has been screwed up ever since. i think i might actually be motivated to spend some time with it and try to diagnose the problem. if i can’t figure it out, i might have to actually pay for a professional or bribe a more sewing-skilled friend to have a go at it instead.

i’ve kind of decided i’m in love with a particular fabric series and i just really would like to save some cash and sew our own sheets for the crib (the crib we’ll be getting on saturday!).

according to this as a bit of a reference, i probably won’t need too much fabric for the sheets, the crib bumpers, the dust ruffle, or even a quilt if I’m ambitious. there’s a few decent resources online, too. it just seems kind of fun, kind of special, and something even i might be able to actually accomplish if i sit down to do it.

i’ve seen those fabrics in use on etsy, and i just think they’re so awesome. they’re gender neutral and probably something i can reuse when we have more babies.

  1. homebird2 permalink
    Thursday, October 15, 2009 3:21 pm

    I saw that fabric too. I wanted to do an orange nursery, but Harry hates orange. Oh well, I’ll live vicariously through you. 🙂 Let me know how the sewing goes!
    Oh, and where are you getting your crib? I think we’ll have to order ours soon, but I don’t know where we’re going to put it, lol.

    • Thursday, October 15, 2009 3:36 pm

      My brother-in-law and his family are letting us have their crib (they have 3 kids). They’re bringing it down with them on Saturday. If it doesn’t suit us (though I can’t imagine a free crib wouldn’t), then we’re free to sell it towards a crib of our choice.

      Our townhouse has a second bedroom that’s much larger than our previous apartment. We purposely put our bedroom in the smaller room and will be splitting the second room between a nursery (closer to the door) and an office. I think it’ll work out pretty well; there’s way more room in there than we need, especially since we usually use our computers (laptops) downstairs, anyway. Most of the office is full of hubby’s DJ stuff … and our obscenely large collection of books.

      So, while I don’t know how much room we’ll have for much more than a crib, at least that should fit in the corner. Maybe a changing table, too. 🙂

  2. homebird2 permalink
    Thursday, October 15, 2009 4:53 pm

    Our problem is we’re hoping to move before the baby comes. I’d hate to start accumulating things and then have to pack it all up and ship it out, lol. I suppose we’ll figure all of that out when the time comes.

    • Thursday, October 15, 2009 4:56 pm

      Yeah. We knew we wanted to move, but didn’t know we’d move as early as September. It worked out well, and we still have the same landlord (our pastor)! 🙂

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