magnets and bare-bottoms

I have a paper fetish. I am one of ‘those’ paper lovers that saves business cards for years simply because I like the font, who feels pain when someone RIPS through pretty packaging paper, and who can never go into Home Depot without spending at least 10 minutes in the aisle with the little paint sample cards that come in hundreds of amazing colors. I can be frugal (read: cheap!) when it comes to most things but I have been known to spend oodles of dollars on single sheets of paper. Cheap thrills, I know. So anyway, every now and then, I like to chase the boys outside and pull out a box that is hidden under my bed in which I’ve filled over time with paper treasures. One of the things I had in the box was an envelope of little jewels of patterned paper I’d torn out of a catalogue. Perfect to use for a DIY project I’d seen recently on making glass magnets.

A very satisfying and speedy project! Not to mention useful. It only took about half an hour to make the magnets, (though it takes overnight for the gel glue I have to dry) and I find that they’re surprisingly strong. The magnets aren’t much good for holding up anything bulky, but are perfect to tack up things like the kids’ art or my early birthday wish list on the fridge (sometimes, it pays to be proactive in certain areas :))

On another note, my friend, Bridget is an insanely creative knitter and is helping to design a diaper cover for me. For newborn/baby photography sessions, I wanted to have something simple and sweet that a baby could wear over his/her bare bottom or diaper as an alternative to being completely nekked (as they say down South) for the photo shoot. This is what she came up with as a first pattern:
On another note, my friend, Bridget is an insanely creative knitter and is helping to design a diaper cover for me. For newborn/baby photography sessions, I wanted to have something simple and sweet that a baby could wear over his/her bare bottom or diaper as an alternative to being completely nekked (as they say down South) for the photo shoot. This is what she came up with as a first pattern:
So how does Raenah like wearing it? Well, by the way she was chilling out when I put the cover on her, I think she feels pretty styling. Bridget is going to work out a pattern that shows more leg (don’t want to hide those pudgy baby thighs!) and doesn’t have ruffles so both sexes can use it. Any photographers out there that want a pair? Get in touch with her. Her work is top-knotch, she uses high quality organic yarn, and she can custom create a diaper cover for you in a color/size/style of your choice. I love those bare-baby shots but some things just need to stay covered up!
:)

Hehe, check out Raen-bird’s Jack Nicholson look ~

Facebook comments:

March 31, 2009 - 1:54 am

Vicki - Oh those toes need kisses from TEXAS:))

March 31, 2009 - 2:14 am

Edward and Gretchen - I love the cover and the baby in them. And my oh my does she look like the boys. Blue eyes? Are her eyes blue?

March 31, 2009 - 2:36 am

The East Side - I’m blushing ;) She looks adorable and you are so incredibly sweet to say such kind things about me and my work!! Thank you! I miss you so much and hope we can get together soon! I’ve been wrapped up in life also and trying to homeschool and spring clean and all that good stuff! We still need to make bread together! Let’s try to plan something really soon! Sorry you hadn’t felt well, but glad you’re feeling better! Love you xoxo

April 1, 2009 - 12:56 pm

Life on The Rowland Ranch - Shipra!!! Look at those chubby cheeks!! Obviously…the milk is flowing!! :) Raenah is so beautiful and looks so much like her brothers! Love the little diaper cover. Great job Bridget!
Love and miss you my friend.

April 1, 2009 - 4:49 pm

Haley - Raenah is so adorable! I love the pictures! I bought some cotton yarn to make some soakers out of to sell for photo props. I will give you one if you give me pics of Raenah in it!

April 2, 2009 - 3:50 am

Crystal - Oh so cute. And what a great idea. I love the fact that the knit is so soft looking, it goes perfectly with the precious baby innocence. What a beauty.

April 2, 2009 - 3:52 am

Crystal - Oh oh oh, and I LOVE paper too. I’m so frugal in certain areas, but when it comes to wrapping a gift or making a card I splurge. It’s the little details that make a big difference to me. Ah I wish you still lived in Dallas.

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