The One with the First Nursery Item and Other Baby Stuff


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Yesterday I was spotlighted on the American Crafts Blog and for said spotlight I was asked to create a project. Up until this Monday I was undecided about what I want the theme/colors of the nursery to be, even though I'd given it lots (and lots and lots) of thought. All I know is we're having a boy. Named Fox. For my project I wanted to make something, anything, for the nursery. I decided to make three paper globes for the ceiling. I've made these paper globe thingies plenty before in the past (like for the Amplified Patterned Paper Packs:)
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But this time I wanted to make them on a large scale. I found the basic pattern on Heather Bailey's blog (search for "paper globes" on this blog: http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/), and I increased the circle template to 11", 9" and 7" (basically I created my own circle/triangle template in Adobe Illustrator and printed/cut it out). I used 20 different shades and varieties of blue American Crafts Cardstock and cut 20 circles for each paper globe. Chris was such a pal and helped me cut out, fold, and assemble all 60 circles.
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The 11" template turned into a globe about 2.5 feet across. It's huge and I love it because it makes a really cool focal point in the room. I have now decided that I want to use bright and fun colors for the rest of the nursery: green, orange, yellow, maybe a dash of red, etc. Now the ideas are really flowing! It'll be interesting to see how much I have to downgrade my scrapbooking stuff to accommodate all of the furniture a baby requires...

I'm not the only one who's super excited about this coming baby. My mom, soon-to-be-first-time-grandma, has decided to dust off her sewing machine and make Fox a little quilt. She sent me a pic of the beginning stages and I love it already!
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Since we found out we're having a boy, I've spent every spare minute perusing the sale section of babygap and janie & jack online. Little Fox's wardrobe is off to a good start!
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Aren't these boat shoes the CUTEST?!?
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I got these in the mail today from Malm. They're pretty darn cute too.
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Twiddling my thumbs until October 15th....
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