Friday, May 29, 2015

I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells.

If the little one was waiting for her room to be finished, she doesn't have to wait anymore. I just had one outstanding project and I finished it tonight. So now we're finally ready for the reveal!

The room is going from Office/Guest Room/Craft Room to Nursery/Guest Room/Craft Room. We're going to teach her to share early.

Are you ready?!?

Before and After Pics:

We (okay, mostly me) decided to go with a Dr. Seuss theme, but I didn't want it to be too SEUSS!!! So I put some obvious Seuss elements in and in other places used Seuss as more of an inspiration.

Here are some close-ups of the various projects I did:

Fabric Ruffle 'Lanterns'
They're not actually lanterns. I used a foam ball as the base, but I got the idea here.

Butterfly and Bead Mobile
This would have been beautiful over the crib, but I already had the lanterns over the crib, so this had to go elsewhere. I still love it, though. Got the idea from here.

These started from that picture on the top left - done before we knew we were having a little one. I like to doodle. Once I decided on a Dr. Seuss room, I thought that picture fit, but I wanted more to go with it. So I made 3 others.

We needed some sort of rocker or glider for the room and we already had an older one, but the cushions were in pretty rough shape. So I got some Seuss fabric and made slip covers. The covers will easily come off for washing, too. Great for baby's room.

This one is secured using hook and loop tape. I just made it up as I went along, but I'm pretty excited with how it turned out.

I also wanted a dresser that could double as a changing table. I found this dresser on Craig's List. It was originally pastel colors and had Winnie the Pooh knobs, but it was perfect for a makeover. Thanks to the parents for helping paint while I was 7 months pregnant! You can't really tell in this picture, but I also purchased some Seuss knobs here. They're great quality!

One of my favorite things in the room is this clock. I painted it and put a Dr. Seuss quote on it. I also took apart the clock mechanism and made it run backwards. We'll make sure she's extra confused when she starts learning how to tell time!

I forgot to capture an image of the baby blanket I crocheted. It was the first thing I made for baby and it's super soft. And of course it's in Seuss colors! I'm sure I'll be getting some pictures of it with the little one, though, so you'll have to wait.

Just a few other close-ups of some other elements around the room:

Monday, May 25, 2015

Out of Practice...

I've barely taken any photos in the last nine months, except for this set:

Finally last week I had a chance (and the energy) to bring my camera on a short walk. Many of the beautiful tulips aren't as beautiful anymore (it was a great year for tulips!), but I managed to capture a few pretty flowers, nonetheless. I'm not totally in love with these pictures. I'm obviously very out of practice in my photography!

But I'll share anyway.

If you like my photography (and many of you tell me you do), PLEASE leave comments on my pictures. I'm always looking for ideas!