Thursday, August 25, 2011

Homemade week

I really have had a lot of time on my hands over the last few weeks...and I haven't found sitting around waiting to have a baby the easiest thing to do - I'm probably not the most patient person by nature, and I really don't like feeling lazy. So I've tried to be productive and get super prepared around the house, cleaning, cooking, making...I think it's the calm before the storm.

This week I made a new heat pack (made from an old shirt of Jamie's & some recycled calico) - in an attempt to relieve my sore shoulders...and I've been told they are a great help during labour. I will let you know if that's true later on.
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I also made a refillable plastic bag holder for the baby room (also made from some recycled fabric) - for dirty nappies and the like. I'm not totally sure if this will be the most practical context for it, but if it doesn't get used here there is always a need for one in the kitchen.
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And some recycled cards and envelopes (made from an old children's picture book). September is coming up quickly, and it seems that half of my husband's family are born in it. I always struggle with buying people gifts - so at least the card choosing/making part of it is already out of the way.
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