Mar 18, 2012

Baby's Room is Ready!

At long last, the baby's room is finished! Its been quite a process and my husband has done a ton of stuff to the room including new door, new wall, new lights, new baseboards and a new closet organization system!  Pretty much he has the nicest room in the house at this point.  We're really happy with the way it turned out, just walking into it makes me feel cheerful and excited, I hope that it does that for baby pickle too.

On a different note, I've decided that this is going to be my last blog post.  It was kind of a long time coming, as you can see its already been 3 months since I last posted, but I was still sad to come to realize that I no longer felt compelled to post new things.  But to be honest, Pinterest has really filled my need for noting beautiful things, commenting on art, and bookmarking crafts and future ideas.  Follow me there, I'll keep posting my new design projects as well as anything I'm selling in my Etsy shop (when I re-open it eventually!).

Thanks for looking, enjoy the photos of pickle's nursery!

The fruit of the spirit artwork I designed, printed & mounted.  We wanted something meaningful on the walls that pickle can look at and learn while growing up.  It was so fun to design!  Got the bookshelf from Ikea, lamp from Home Goods, books & toys as amazing gifts from so many generous people. 
Close-up on the fruit of the spirit artwork.  If you'd be interested in buying a set of these, you can email me through Etsy and my shop. :) I'd be willing to make more if people want to buy them. 

I hung the ABC flashcards on the wall, the designs by Lorena Siminovitch are beautiful.  Got the crib sheet from Target, my mom sewed the crib skirt with fabric I found at Joann's and the quilt over the side of the crib is also something my mom made a long time and and really inspired the 'brightly colored' theme of the room. 
I love how she picked some unusual things to illustrate for certain words, makes it so fun and unpredictable! 
Close-up on the quilt, so bright and beautiful!

The mobile! Mom crocheted the ball and I hung them, I think it turned out beautifully. 

Curtains from Walmart, zig-zag rug from Urban Outfitters. 
Another mom creation, she created the blanket to match the mobile. 

Love this bulletin board, just covered it with paper from Linwood Ave and got the grow sign for Christmas.  Also Z (my niece) made pickle the cutest 'we can't wait to meet you pickle' sign we hung up for his arrival. 

Dresser/changing table, got such a good deal at the Land of Nod outlet.  Got the bird prints from Beethings.

And a picture of the closet because Josh worked so hard to make it functional and space effective! 

Mar 12, 2012

Baby Boy Announcements

In gearing up for a baby boy, I realized that all the designs I had stock piled for baby announcements were very girly.  So I set about creating some for boys! Its been a lot of fun, and I've gone a more simple route this time, which I'm liking.  Here are some of the roughs that we decided not to use so enjoy! The real announcement will come to everyone in the mail or get posted here once pickle has arrive and it is truly finished.  :)

[*No, those are not real baby names we're considering, and no those are not photos of any babies we know personally, they're cute though!]