Thursday, December 13, 2012

Small frames

We visited friends in Fredericksburg, VA back in September and I picked up these charming mini-art pieces for our nursery.  Fredericksburg is full of antique stores - perfect if you're on the hunt for unique objects.

1. An antique needlework of "animal crackers?"  Yes please.  Once I got this home I painted the frame gray to blend better with our color scheme and to enhance the 'crackas.

  2.  This gem has a wizard!  I spotted the wizard first, and THEN I read the poem.  How perfect are these words for a little baby's room?

We like how these mini-art pieces add a special touch to Abel's room.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Baby Abel's mobile

Sorry for the long absence but we've been pretty busy preparing for the arrival of our sweet baby boy, Abel Kye.  He was born Friday, November 23rd weighing 7lbs 12 oz and stretching out to 21 3/4 inches.  (So that's why his kicks were pretty brutal in my belly).

Prior to his birthday, I crafted up a storm in order to decorate his nursery.  One thing I definitely wanted to make was his mobile.  I researched a bunch of mobiles on etsy and blogs and came across one that I knew I could make myself.  Unfortunately, I did not save the link and cannot find the shop anymore!  Ugh- I'm sorry.  I'll keep searching.

Here's how I made the mobile:

1.  I drew woodland animals onto cotton muslin using black permanent pen.  I decided on a bear, a squirrel, raccoon, fox, and wolf.  Any animal would work but I liked choosing ones that lived in similar habitats.

2.  Then I cut around the drawing and sewed them to assorted cotton fabrics.

3.  Next I attached white string to the tops and tied the strings onto a white clothes hanger.  Sorry for the lack of pictures for this step, but you get the idea.  Just bend the hanger into a circle and tie the animals.

You can see the mobile hangs in front of a vintage painting.  The artist of this painting is actually my Mom as a high school art student.  She painted her boyfriend's football picture.  Her boyfriend? - my Dad.  

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend,