Co-Sleeper Weekend One

November 17, 2013 § 9 Comments

I had a productive weekend and I am wiped out!  Friday I came home and realized I had forgotten to leave a rawhide out for Mr. Denver while I went to work, he decided to make due with my hat and a pair of pants… (equals angry Macy).  I was REALLY bummed about the hat, it’s my favorite hat because it doesn’t look weird on me, most hats look weird.   Not only that, it has a story with it, on one of our trips to Salmon my dad and uncles were hanging out in a bar when someone comes in and shoots a guy, I believe it was actually the first recorded murder in Salmon at the time, there has since been at least another one… Anyway, my dad helped do CPR on the guy which didn’t work out but.  On the way home he was walking and happened upon the hat in the parking lot (I didn’t say it as a ‘good’ story, just that it was a story :) ).  Anyway, Denny got it.  I was going to take it apart and use it as a pattern to make a new one but I decided to just try to fix it for now :).  (I am watching ‘Extreme Cheapskates’ which probably makes this seem much more normal, only to me… but I loved the hat!).  So, Saturday I fixed my hat and my pants.  I also grabbed some more fabric that I had stored at moms to make some more skirts.

I also started in on MiniMiller’s co-sleeper.  I was going to look at using some of the reclaimed hardwood floor that Stacey and I used but when it got right down to it I used the excuse that I am tired and pregnant so I am just going to buy some nice poplar to build it out of instead of spending the time to de-nail and plane the birch.   I went to Lowe’s with Mr. Denny and got a hundred bucks worth of wood/fasteners/glue/dowels and we were off!  Oh, I should also mention, I got a baby crib mattress off of craigslist, I am going to make the co-sleeper the size of a crib so that when she doesn’t outgrow it so quick, when it’s time I can modify the rails a bit and presto a crib!  So, here are the pictures :)  Hope you are all well.

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§ 9 Responses to Co-Sleeper Weekend One

  • BeamsDesign says:

    Denver proceeding nicely with training you. Bet you won’t forget rawhide for a while….

    • Macy M says:

      hahaha! You’re absolutely right, really he COULD do a lot more damage, even though he was a bad dog I still lucked out! (I keep cringing to see if he ate part of my house when I get home from work, Danes are notorious for chewing up ridiculous things, like houses!) :)

  • justin says:

    I built something quite similar that I have been using for about 14 years now. I used 4 in by 4in angle iron as the legs. You did a great job

    • Macy M says:

      That is a great idea, for now it will just sit in the loft next to my bed until she gets older and needs to move to her own space and then i’ll put legs on it… OR I will upgrade her and Denny can have his very own bed, he seems to like it if it has a blanket on it, he’s not a fan of the plastic-y feeling mattress by itself :) Thank you for the kind words and encouragement!

  • Gabriella says:

    Hi Macy! Great story about the hat…seriously, what story could top that hat story?? Great you are making progress with the cosleeper. :)

  • Eric says:

    Excellent patch job on the hat, and a GOOD story, though not about all good THINGS, the story is nonetheless very good. Awesome work on the crib, and watch that dog, mine got a lifelone nickname that simply means what she is, if you get my drift. She ate a floor. Ate, not clawed, ate. And countless shoes, remotes, blankets, nicknacks. I would yell “Witch!!!” only not, and now she answers to it. In the end, I had one occasion where I taught her I was the alpha dog, did not beat her, but showed her the pecking order and locked her out of the doggie door for 15 min, we’ve been good (mostly) ever since. I admire your tenacity, frugality, and strength. You think I don’t know you, but I see the work you do, how you speak about it, and that goes double for the dog, the baby, and James. Those things help me know the person inside you, and congrats, you are someone I am glad to know. That’s not true of a lot of people and your blog is the only one I ever read.

    • Macy M says:

      Wow Eric, this made my day, thank you. Denny used to think his name was ‘cute puppy’, now I think ‘shame’ is winning :). He truly feels bad though, and he totally knows it was wrong, when I get home he hides. It’s like hes possessed and can’t control it! Very happy to hear I am a special blog to you! Thank you so very much for your kind words! :)

      • Eric says:

        You’re quite welcome, keep up the good work, can’t wait to hear the stories of Minimiller. I have 3 nieces, 9, 7, and 1. It’s so much fun to watch them grow.

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