March 19, 2011

March 17, 2011

First pics of Callan!

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March 14, 2011

Callan's Nursery

I'm loving everything about how the room has come together.  All the inspirations with personal touches throughout.  The room has a vintage and modern feel, from the thrifty furniture finds to the contemporary brushed metal accents.  It still reads baby girl without being covered in "blush and bashful", or pink on pink for those who aren't Steel Magnolia fans.  Color is my thing, so I wanted a lot of bold, bright and unexpected colors.
We hope Callan loves it as much as we do.  It won't feel complete until she's here.
Thanks to everyone who helped us pull it all together! Especially My mom for all the custom bedding and curtains, and to Ryan's Dad for the help building and painting all the furniture.

Favorite Outfits

March 13, 2011

My Birdie Mobile

Finished Furniture

Crib Bedding

The completed crib bedding including the custom bumper pads piped in red, two fitted sheets and the crib skirt.

The Quilt

The finished quilt by my mom.  From the fabric collection "It's a Hoot" by Momo.  Block pattern trimmed in red to complement the pop of red throughout the nursery.

Finished Hoops

Here is the finished product of my embroidery hoops.  Making them was the easy part, hanging them from the ceiling was not so easy.  We used small cup hooks screwed into the ceiling.  Four pieces of fishing line were strung from each hoop and tied.  The knot was hung from the hook.  Good balance and a little luck are keeping them as level as possible.  Some of the fabrics used were not a part of the collection and were found at a quilting store in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Owl Art

The custom art is by yours truly. Simple, cheap and easy, I just covered old paintings with the coordinating fabric scraps from the collection, stretched and stapled to the back.  I found an image online of a cute owl, enlarged and printed it.  I then cut out the positive space to create my own stencil, taped the stencil to each canvas and painted them.