I started knitting this monster a few weeks after I found out I was pregnant. I love that she is a mama, and a baby carrying mama at that. I can't wait to be a baby carrying mama. It would be very convenient to have a built in pouch to carry around the baby (like a kangaroo). I think I'll have to find myself a good carrier instead.
Ivy and Ludwig so for this set I wanted to look for another option (last time I used fabric glue, it was messy and didn't work that well, especially on Ivy, who has a small mouth). This time I found some doublesided fabric tape and used it to stick the felt mouth onto the monsters. You set the tape by throwing the monsters into the dryer for a few minutes. It seemed to work fine. The doublestick tape also created a little bit of stability for the felt, which can be hard to work with if you are making a small mouth. It tends to pull apart.
I'm really happy with how the pair turned out.
For the rest of this week and next, I am going to have a series of posts talking about my experiences with TTC (trying to conceive). I will probably mix a few knitting posts in there too, but I think the whole TTC experience is a very important part of having a baby and I'd like to share my experience with all of you. There are a lot of ups and downs, and I consider our experience fairly short (thank goodness). The whole series is probably PG13, due to the nature of the discussion topic. I'll be sure to put a bit of a disclaimer with each post.