We took a ride out to the ocean this week and enjoyed fish and chips and a chili dog before heading back. I didn't take any pictures of the beautiful coast, just food pics! It really was a lovely afternoon out there--it's so nice to live close enough to visit for a few hours.
So this is the biggest project around here at the moment--baby growing! This was last week's picture, but it hasn't changed much. I'm getting more and more anxious to meet this little one that I am constantly aware of.
Crandon built a pretty oak stand for the moses basket that we will use for the first several months, with Baby in our room. He used wood that started out as one of his tree jobs. We decided on a tung oil finish, to let the grain of the wood show, and to coordinate with the natural light color of the basket.
I had seen something online that I liked, so he started sketching on a scrap paper and eventually created this!
The rope at the ends keep the basket from slipping out, but make it easy to lift it off the stand to use somewhere else in the house. The whole things folds fairly flat for storage!
Next I'll make some bedding for the basket, to match our room.
Another winter project I would have skipped if I'd had my pick:
This one's not quite done, but I thought I'd give the before, during, and sneak-peek photos:
When we picked this furniture set a year and a half ago, before we were married, I planned to replace the plum and floral loose pillows with shaped back cushions in a print to go with the colors I planned to decorate with. I picked out and purchased the materials last winter! I finally decided I better get it done before Baby, or it might never happen! There is a large chair and ottoman in the floral print too, that I plan to slipcover at some point--not sure if it will happen this spring or not. The whole set (sofa, loveseat, chair, ottoman) was off Craigslist, and is ten years old, but had received only light use in a formal living room. We liked the shape and the base fabric and I knew I could work with the rest of it.
I'm just finishing up the last cushions, so I'll post when I have a completed picture.