Posted by Mackenzie on Thursday, September 10, 2009
I know this is a wedding blog. For wedding stuff. I know. But just for my own fun, I wanted to share a tour of our little nursery before the baby makes his entrance. I've worked on this space for so long and I just had to share it with you, you who are such a great, big part of my day. I couldn't resist! I promise, it's back to wedding stuff on Monday!
My Grandmother (Mem) helped with the curtains, and let us paint her awesome rocking chair. My husband and I made a lot of the artwork, with the exception of some Frank Stella paintings, a "Correlated History of Earth" poster from AMNH, three awesome birds by Mincing Mockingbird, and a few other odds and ends. I made the mobile from scraps of paper left over from Kenzie Kate. It doesn't really move as well as I'd like, but the baby's eye view is very colorful and I hope it can hold his attention for a few minutes at least!
My Mom made the baby's bedding, a heroic feat considering all she had to go by was a blurry picture and the skirt has to be adjustable to account for the adjustable crib. My sister made the quilt, another amazing feat. She spent so much time picking out the fabrics and it shows because the finished product just BELONGS in here.
During the hottest days of the summer I abandoned my TV and stayed cool by parking in front of the AC, making stuffed toys. Auggie the Owl, Fritz the Sock Monkey, Ginny the Cat, Rue the Kangaroo and Bob the Ann-Wood-Inspired Oriel are all made by yours truly... I had so much fun making these toys!
If anyone is curious about any of the other stuff, I'm happy to provide sources (chances are, if it's not from Ikea, I made it or I found it second hand). Thanks for indulging me, and have an awesome weekend!