Nothing too exciting, just a few accessories I've been working on.
First up are more headbands for baby, burning the edges of the satin to make the flowers.
I had lots of satin scraps from all the capes I used to make.
I would like to use the little yellow one by just attaching it to her head. How do people glue accessories to baby girl's hair so you don't need the headband? I've heard of Karo syrup, KY jelly, what works? I've never tried anything yet. The hospital put a little red bow on her head, and whatever they used was strong. It was on there 3 days and I had to pretty much peel the thing off.
These are easy and quick, my son liked burning them with the candle. Well watching me burn them I should say. I don't let my toddler play with fire. I promise.
The next accessory I've been playing with has been these knit bracelets from Vanessa at V and Co.
At the end of the tutorial there's a link to watch a video, which was much more helpful to me than the photographed steps.
It's a technique using your fingers as pegs to weave the strip of knit into a square braid tube thing. It reminded me of doing boon-doggle as a kid at recess. I'm sure I would have loved to make these babies as a kid, cutting up all my knit shirts to make a ton. I limited myself to only 3 for now.
My son has been playing with them and helped me get a few photos.
I'm pretty conservative with accessories, so I only made the smaller, thinner 2 finger weaves. The 3 or 4 finger weaves would be pretty thick and bulky if you like the chunky stuff.
Since I ended up making the same colors as Vanessa, (just different shades) I thought I'd also copy her signature "bracelet pose" but my model had taken his clothes off mid-afternoon, and had a hard time standing still.
After he let me get my few pictures, the bracelets became obstacles on the track with his Thomas train toys. I noticed a few trains were carrying them as cargo in their cars too.
And to finish this off, a photo of the baby:
She's doing well and putting on the chub. At her two week appt she weighed 9 lb 1 oz, her birth weight was 7 lb 10 oz. So hopefully I'll lose my chunk and she'll gain it. We'll see how much nursing can do to help lose the baby weight.