Monday, March 02, 2009

Sneak Peek

Hello!  It's hard to believe March 2nd has arrived already.  Our prenatal class was cancelled for tonight once again, due to inclement weather.  We have had freezing rain here all afternoon, which is sort of a new phenomenon for me.  It certainly makes the trees look pretty :)
We had a busy weekend of running errands and visiting with friends, but we did take some time to continue working on our room.  All those boxes of books that have been in storage since before we moved out have finally seen the light of day once again.

Here's a sneak preview:
When we finish the shelves and the cleaning, I'll post a pic of the whole room.  
I'm still busy at the cabinet shop, but it'll probably only be a couple more weeks now.  Only eight weeks until the baby is due to be born!  Yikes, there is a lot to do!  Although, we did pick up a Canadian Tire special on this dresser which will house baby clothing and accessories.  One day I would like to make a nice, solid wood dresser, but this will certainly do for now.  I much prefer wicker to particleboard.
And in all my spare time this week, I have been making elephants out of old sweaters.  I'm not sure exactly what came over me, but it was just something I had to do.  I searched around at the library and on-line for a pattern, but ended up making one up when I couldn't find what I was looking for.  I'm pretty happy with them - so far I've made three.  The first one I gave to Jonah as a "Welcome to the World" present.
The second one I think I will keep for myself.
And the third one I just finished this afternoon.

As you can see, they're all a little different, but I have been having so much fun!  The only problem is that I have run out of old wool sweaters that are good colours for elephants.  Clearly, I will have to keep my eye out on future Frenchy's trips, but until then I may wind up with a few brown elephants.  Now that I've started, I don't want to stop!
Anyway, it's time to start thinking about dinner, and I feel a strong urge for a cup of tea.  Jai took this picture of me making tea in the kitchen a little while ago (when the wall was still bright blue.)  Hope you are all having an excellent week, full of cat naps in the window, warm mugs of tea and brand new creative endeavors!

5 comments:

sherrieg said...

A few times today, I thought "I'd bet money that Lauren's going to post today because of the weather!" Tee-hee. The elephants are adorable! I just might have to make one for my sister's impending babe. And I can't wait to see the room all done!

Jo Edgett said...

Yay! I can't wait to peruse your library! And I'll keep my eye out for elephant-y sweaters too.

rachel-anne said...

Those elephants are great. And I wouldn't limit them to elephant colours. I'd definitely buy a polka dot, stripey, pink or purple one too!

Eight weeks to go - so exciting!

x rachel

rachel-anne said...

Those elephants are great. And I wouldn't limit them to elephant colours. I'd definitely buy a polka dot, stripey, pink or purple one too!

Eight weeks to go - so exciting!

x rachel

jai and Lauren Soloy said...

Thanks so much for the comments guys! This week's elephant did stray from the norm a little, and I like him!