Lately it seems almost all my projects (commissions especially) are for incoming babies. i guess it's the age - the last few years it's weddings weddings weddings and now onto the babies! Thank goodness nursery decor is fun to make. I mean when else do u get to put rockets and robots and baby birds on everything? :)
This week I finished that fun pink blanket to add to the shop and finished a present for my friends baby shower. I wanted to make them something built to last - decor meets keepsake. And, of course, I wanted it to be cute and a little retro.
So I made some adorable wooden alphabet blocks.
For so many of the kiddos I know, the decor of their room and their favorite color changes as often as the wind blows. So in wanted to make something that will last the test of time I didn't go with the exact nursery colors now.
I found this fabulous little pack of scrap book paper (70% recycled paper - bonus!!) patterned with little critters and wall-paper-like patterns (and I'm sure I've mentioned my
obsession love for wallpaper) in pale blues, warm reds, creams, faded browns, and greens.
For this set I also used pre-cut felt letters, but for future sets I think I'm going to print and cut my own from a thicker paper instead - it was hard to find letters in the color and font I really wanted.
To finish them off I sanded the edges to soft rounded corners and sanded the edges of the paper for a look of age and wear. Then the whole things was sealed with my favorite non-toxic sealer - matte finish mod podge.
I think they came out just as good as I imagined!
Oh, and that finished blanket?
That came out pretty good too :)
Hope everyone had a great week! Until next time...