10 May 2007

Too much DIY

It starts with sitting in the dark, feeding the baby and thinking “…hmmmm wouldn’t it be cool if the bassinette was a pirate ship?” At first you think that it was all the vicodin combined with lack of sleep. But soon you realize – No it is your own insanity without the aid of drugs or sleepless nights, you are just that wacko.

The basic bassinette really lends itself to Pirate Ship. Don’t you think?
Here is the before:













Stare at – in the dark with tired eyes…Doesn’t the hood just scream to be a flag with skull and cross bones? And maybe something pirate-y on the skirt? Hmmm, must find the perfect fabric for the skirt…oh, and I did - and let us not forget the sheep mobile….




Pirate Max!!!!!!


bassinette1



sail view






I thought about a naked girl or a mermaid at the front, but that required way more effort and probably wouldn’t be done until the kid turns 2. Of course, I could find a Barbie or Little Mermaid doll or something…..no, stop.

It took several naps and one evening of Fritz completely taking over the evening cranky-pants attack. (around 7 or 8pm every night there is a cranky-pants attack – sometimes full blown screaming and tears, and other nights just incessant whining that nothing other than over-feeding or bouncing or rocking or shooshing or sling or baby bjorn or…well you get the idea…)

It is not my best work – but hey, I have the excuse of caring for a newborn (we shall see how long that one lasts)

Have you seen the sheep mobile? Check out the close-up of each them here and here.

15 comments:

jan said...

Everyone I have shown this too is very impressed with the Pirate Ship basinette and think you should sell them. We were all espeically amused with the sheep. The eye patch is too much! Sarah will be so jealous....

Theresa said...

I was thinking the same thing - people will buy these baby pirate ships!! I'm voting you the coolest Mom ever!! Happy first Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

One of the greatest posts of all times! Yay, Maxim the pirate. And yay Mom Marietta who is so creative and clever!

jacqui

ladylinoleum said...

Brilliant. Just brilliant.

futuregirl said...

So completely awesome!

madhatter said...

ooooooooh my god - marietta!
this is AWESOME!
i lovelovelove your "pirate ship" and i'll surely copy your idea if i ever get a child - it's so CUTE!!!

Amelie said...

Marietta, this is brilliant! Take lots of pictures so that Max can appreciate it later, will you? (of course you will :)

Oh, and don't forget to let us know if having a cool pirate basinette helps with sleeping ;)

Tomato said...

When last I saw Maxim he was in traditional baby boy clothes with tools and trains and whatevers... and now he's a pirate. And much to my own shock, I love it! Hmmmm, I guess that I'll have to take another trip down there to see this. Love from The Nana

Katherine said...

Happy Mothers day! That is just too unfairly awesome. Mom agrees and wonders if you could come over and play. :P

Anonymous said...

::hugz!!!::

Happy Mothers Day! The pirate baby-thing is just further proof of how delightfully crazy you are. I love it. :}
-bob gandy

charlotte said...

two thumbs up!!! so damn cooooool.

Kathy said...

I'm damn near speechless, M. That is [expletive] fabulous. You SO ROCK.

Kathy said...

When can we meet? I have a handful of nice mermaid dolls...

kristin L said...

Tooo feakin' cute!! Sorry about the cranky pants thing, but if it makes you feel better, both my kids did that too -- and our solutions were the same.)

niobe said...

Best. Bassinette. Ever.