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Babies are on my mind . . . we are having a new little granddaughter in about 7 weeks. Our daughter is having her first! If you instantly think pink . . . it ain't necessarily so . . .
Casey is the typical "tom-boy" . . . although the tom-boyish ways were replaced to some extent when she grew up and fell in love and got married . . . but not to the point that she would design a nursery around everything pink! Her colors are just perfect . . . gray, teal with a touch of yellow . . .
At a recent family shower I helped with some of the decorations and gave my first try at constructing a "diaper cake" I quickly jumped on Pinterest for directions on how to build one. I found many, many styles and ideas with both cloth and disposable diapers. I quickly ran upon the cake I wanted to try. Using about 60 newborn sized diapers, big rubber bands, some ribbon, bows, confetti, and a crystal plate to "serve" it on . . . I came up with this:
I eventually added another teal bow as a topper and an owl - to stick with the owl theme that has been chosen for the baby also.
This project was exciting to me as I was able to read directions and follow them, creating exactly what I intended to make!
Following the shower, my daughter confiscated all of the ribbons and used them as "tie-backs" on the curtains in the nursery.
And although I can't take personal credit for these projects . . . I have truly enjoyed watching my little girl spend hours preparing a special room for her little girl who will arrive soon. Miss Rachel Lee is due to meet us on May 18, 2015 or sooner or later :)
Not sure if the idea for the peg board was a Pinterest idea or thought up on her own or given as a tip from a friend . . . but my daughter determined to do this early on and followed through. Notice the picture frame in the top left corner . . . specially made by the new mom - using ribbon, etc. Love those little hair bows and head bands hanging in place.
My daughter is a high school/college math teacher and one of her students created the "Welcome to My Crib" sign.
Thanks again Trish for allowing me to join in the fun on Creative Mondays! Even on a Tuesday!