Sunday, December 11, 2011

Olive's Baby Nursery

It took pretty much the whole 9 months, but JB and I finally finished the baby's room, and I snapped a couple of photographs a few days ago. I am really happy with how it turned out. Almost everything in the room is DIY or upcycled, so we were able to put the room together very inexpensively.

I would have to say that my favorite thing in the room (when the baby isn't in there of course... ha) is my "rocking throne," as I like to refer to it in my head. We picked it up off of craigslist and it has this green-70's fabric on the cushions, so I recovered them in the red, and at that time it also wasn't a rocking chair. So handyman JB went to work and built rockers and attached them to the bottom-- cool, huh? then we painted it white. JB also built the front facing book shelves under the window.

I know it's hard to see the artwork, but there is an ABC embroidery that I made a few months ago, as well as two prints from Persimmon and Pink's Etsy shop. The wall hanging is a vintage gift from my friend Katy-- her great aunt made it and hand appliqued all those pockets for her when she had her first baby!

I sewed the crib skirt and also had an afternoon of paper-mache fun when I made the mobile. We decided that they kind of look like beehives, but I like them anyway ;)

The pictures on this wall are simply pages framed from "The Little Red Hen" which was my favorite children's story when I was little.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

And now three weeks...

...she has grown so much already! I promise not to overload my blog with too many photos of Olive for the next 18 years, but for now she is just so new and precious I can't help it :)

See my cute front facing book shelves in my nursery (in the background)? I promise I will post photos of the whole nursery soon.

When JB saw this photo he said, "Excellent!" (Think Montgomery Burns)

Newborn Baby Shoot

When Olive was 5 days old, I had my good friend Megan come over to my home and do a photo shoot. She did a great job! Here are a few of my favorites.