Hopeful Thoughts

Half Way There!!

This week marks the half way point to the arrival of our sweet Baby Boy!  I thought this would be a great time to share some of the things I have been doing to prepare for the little guy.

Pond Friends stacking toy

Pond Friends stacking toy

My first project was completed a few weeks ago while we were snowed in.  I knew I wanted to crochet something, but I have lots of crafty friends and he is sure to receive plenty of fuzzy yarn blankets to keep him warm, so I opted for a plush toy.  This pattern was available free from the Lion Brand web site.

Frog stand with pond base, dragonfly, ladybug and bumble bee.

Frog stand with pond base, dragonfly, ladybug and bumble bee.

I also have a few projects in the works.  My little guy has to have his very own flannel receiving blankets.  I’ll be getting a few of these form family as well, but you can never have too many.  They wash up great after spit up or diaper blow outs and only get softer over time.  Baby Boy Inselmann will get two made by his Mommy.  It was so much fun to be able to pick out prints with MY sweetheart in mind!  I’m currently trimming the froggy print in white and the bugs will be framed with a bright red.


We’re planning to cloth diaper our little bundle, so another project in progress is flannel wipes.  Here’s the stack of white flannel waiting to be trimmed in a zig-zag stitch to prevent unraveling and to add a bit of color.  At the moment, I’ve only had time to trim about a third of this pile.  I had to take a break to rest my back after bending over the sewing machine for two days getting the first few done!  I’ll post final pictures when they are all done, as well as my thoughts on cloth diapering.


And, for those who are curious, here’s a more recent shot of the belly.  This was taken Thursday, so towards the end of week 19.


Posted March 15th, 2010 in Baby Inselmann, Crafts.


  1. Mom (Terry):

    Awe, how CUTE!!! (The toy, blankets, AND YOU!)
    Love ya’ll, all 3. (-:

  2. Heather:

    The toy is really cute!

  3. Brianne:

    Your nephew requests that you make him one of those toys….I have no control :)

  4. Brianne:

    Oh, and you look all cute and stuff

  5. Brianne:

    Have you been cross stitching?

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