Ack! Where did the month go? It's already Valenyine's Day and I haven't done any crafting in weeks. We did some nursery updating a few days ago, but my work schedule has been hectic and I haven't had any time to take good daylight photos. Maybe this weekend I'll share some pictures.
Anyway, Happy Valenyine's Day! This time last year I was 11 days from my due date and to celebrate, I made my husband make one of those plaster castings of my pregnancy belly. We used the Proud Body kit.
He tells me I am not allowed to post any of the in progress/aftermath photos, because they are too pornographic. I guess he's right about some of them, because you can see my thighs!! And in some of the castings you can see my nipples (not my fault -- that plaster was COLD!).
So, what did I think of this project? Meh. It's a neat thing to see, but we didn't use enough of the bandages, so it feels a bit flimsy -- it definitely won't withstand the test of time. It's fairly delicate to begin with, so it's also a hassle to store the thing. It's traveled around the house this last year. For a while, it spent time in front of a window facing the neighbor's dining room window. Hello! The whole project was also super messy. I think we're still finding plaster splatter on the cabinets even after one year.
I haven't decorated it yet. I thought about painting it or bejeweling it, but it's not very smooth. I'm sure there was a way to fix that mid-plastering, but we didn't. Oh well.