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….
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.