Once again, I need to apologize for my absense from my blog, but the fact of the matter is, that with a baby arriving shortly, that trend will probably get worse before it gets better. But I do think about blogging at least once a day...does that count for anything???
So what have I been up to this week, you ask? Serious nesting going on around my household. I don't remember doing this with Jacob, but that may be because I didn't fully appreciate the impact that having a baby in the house was going to impact my ability to get anything done. Now I know and am in panic mode about everything that needs to get done before Kat is born (6 weeks til due date!)
I don't know if I have mentioned it before, but this entire family can be classified as bookhounds. One of us one day will be killed by a falling pile of books...I can almost guarantee it. But this week I was struck with a need to conquer (at least temporarily) the teetering piles of books. The rest of us can defend ourselves against the piles, but it just wouldn't do to have a pile fall over on poor wee Katherine. So new bookshelves and storage systems were bought and put into place and I feel MUCH better for it.
The other big news is that Kat's side of my scraproom is put together. Six months ago, I wasn't sure how I was ever going to fit a baby bed in there. And here it is:
The final piece, the bed, was bought and put in there last night. I love how girly and fun it all is.
Everything on the walls (except for the hanging clothes...one of these will be her take-home outfit) has been made by me. I have been having a blast doing that. I just made the peg board a couple of days ago and it ended up much more distressed and beachy-looking than I had planned, but I think that the swirly stamping glams it back up.
The Kat wall art is something that I made this week. The Cottage is hosting an Altered Idol competition with an awesome prize provided by Junkitz. I am not eligible to compete, but I love a challenge so I did the challenge part of it.
I created the K off my computer and transferred it onto chipboard. All of the papers on the piece (except for the blue) and the flowers are from Junkitz. The buttons and the blue paper are Rhonna Farrer and the "at" are from Basic Greys undressed chipboard line. Go take a look at the contest over at the Cottage. It looks to be a really fun one.
The other item that I finished this week was the mobile. You can see it in its beginning stages down in the crochet post and this is the final product. I really like the way that it turned out and it was MUCH cheaper than buying one...much more satisifying too.
The rings are simple metal rings that you can buy at any craft store although the only place that I have seen the flower shaped ones has been at JoAnn's. I simply crocheted colored yarns over the top of them. The butterflies are from an Easter garland (only $7) from Target and then everything is simply put together with ribbon and the little Making Memories flower shaped brads. Super easy!!
Finally, one last photo. Because Kat will be sharing a room with my scrapbook supplies, I have had to completely reorganize them to make it all fit. This was the final step this week...organizing my cardstock by color. It looks so pretty this way!
I hope that you all have had a really creative week. I am missing my scrapbooking so I am off to that side of the room today.
Blue Lines by Toni Aleo
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