Saturday, July 25, 2009

Attempted Craftiness

With the baby on her way, i've decided that i might as well get in touch with my domestic side and make some minor attempts at being crafty.

First, i figured that with the plethora of pregnancy pictures and random experiences over the last 8 months that i should put a scrapbook together to remember everything. Its the first baby and i'm overly excited, so why not? I have never attempted scrapbooking before and i have learned that its an extremely time consuming extravaganza. But, this little one's scrapbook is coming along, slowly but surely.
Second, when on a budget decorating a nursery calls for craftiness (or at least it does in my opinion). I decided (after blog stalking) that i wanted to have these cute little birds hanging from the ceiling in the corner of the baby's room. By enlisting the help of my crafty friend Diana we found a pattern, picked out fabric, and got to work. After hours of cutting and sewing (shout out to Diana's sister-in-law Kristen for her help) we finished the birds. I'm in love with them. We haven't hung them quite yet, but i'm sure i'll post a picture when we do. Aren't they lovely?I have to say that all this craftiness is WAY outside my comfort zone, but i have to admit that i really like it. Its like trying something you've never done before and realizing that you could actually do it. I was on a crafting high the other day. I have six scrapbook pages done and i made birds... bring it on world.

Diana and i are now in the process of making curtains (pictures to come soon, whether you want them to or not). Watch out my domestic levels are skyrocketing!

6 comments:

Somers said...

I LOVE THEM! I must admit that I'm a big fan of birds (Kiera has a few in her room) and those ones you made turned out so cute. Your little lady is going to have such a cute little nursery! I think that's such a fun part or nesting!!

Mema of 4 said...

I am very impressed with the birds. Way to go! Is that Indiana in the background? I'm glad he is back in your life.

Diana said...

Maybe we should make enough to line the whole crib! What do you think? I just posted about this too so there are some pictures that I am SURE you are going to love on my blog! Muahaha! You can log onto my picasa and get some off there if you want, there's some cute ones of you being all crafty and such, I LOVE this side of you!

McKenzie said...

Hum... I have a sneaking suspicion I know whose blog you were stalking... did she make a birdie mobile? I'll have to pass on the compliment. :) It looks darling, and good for you for wanting to remember everything!

The Harrisons said...

Yay, I am so proud of you! Now you're going to have to teach me how to make the birds ;) So cute!

Ashby said...

Those birds are so cute! I love them!