Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Creating a Homemade Baby Mobiles

I have been looking for a good mobile for the nursery and in the process came across many beautiful homemade baby mobiles.  After looking closely at them, I decided " Hey, I can do that!"  I am SOOo one of those people.  I see something and will check it out closely and attempt to make it myself.  Many of the attempts are not sucessful, but then others turn out even better!

Here are some of the mobile ideas I am currently toying with....

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The butterfly mobile is the most simple.  I could just use scraps of colorful fabric and hang at varied lengths.  I think this is a great way to add a touch of color to the room. 

The owl is actually a Christmas ornament-but isn't he so cute!  I think I could make several of these little guys and it would make a super cute mobile.  There is a templete for this owl that can be found here:

The next mobile is adorable and ties in the whole theme of this particular nursery.  I would have to come up with a creative way to make it more like baby K's nursery.  You can check out the rest of the nursery here:  Super cute!

The last one of love!  It and many others like it can be founf on etsy-but it comes with a price tage of $165.00.  Yes, it is beautiful, but no thanks!  Look closely and you will see it is sticks, wrapped in yarn, with fabric birds wired to it-how hard could that be-right?

Anyway, I am currently working on a couple of these and I will show you how they turn out.

Which is your favorite?  Have any of you attempted to create your own baby mobile?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Free FALLing

I have been a little behind in decorating for fall around the house.....been a little preoqupied with nursery and baby stuff!  The easiest way to bring a little fall into my house is the mantel in the living room.

Traditionally, Fall decor tends to bring out the warmer, darker tones.  I like the texture in this mantels decor.

But sometimes something unexpected like this is BEAUTIFUL for FAll.  I just L-O-V-E this bright and fresh fall take.  I mean really, how lovely is this?!?

This too is a great brights and airy fall mantel.  And how simple-just add some brightly colored fall leaves.

One of my favorite bloggers, Layla, over at The lettered Cottage, has a great fall matel and firplace decor. 

 If you have not yet visited her blog-click over there now-
Love her style-and she and her hubby are just so stinkin cute-they will become one of your favorites!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Beautiful Baby Bedding

I know it took me long enough-but I decided on this classic linen baby bedding.  I love the look and feel linen brings to a room.  Not to mention I can see myself using this with more babies to come and even passing it on to a daughter one day :)!  I think it has a sort of timeless look.

I was really inspired by neutral nurseries and adding touches of color through accents like art and a creative mobile.  I am actually working on that and will post pictures soon ;)  Can't wait for the finished bedding to arrive-I will be sure to post finished nursery pics then.


This is made by Debbie Park and she can be found on etsy(  She does beautiful work and if you do not find what you are looking for she will customize it.  I asked for this bedding but with longer and widerbumper ties so I can tie the bumper on with large bows.  I am a sothern girl and love me some bows!  She can also do this in a soft pink, blue or white linen.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Making Way for baby K

make a baby gown from t-shirts

Well, many of you know that we are expecting out first in a little over 7 weeks-YIKE-that is hard to believe!  The hubbs and I decided not to find out what we are having-which has been a lot of fun-but it has made some things difficult.  When you go into baby shops- it is usually devided into boy stuff and girl stuff-with very little in between.  Now, girls can wear blues, greens, browns, and yellows-but little boys can not wear pink, flowers and little girly slogans.  While I am touching on this-why is it that everything has to have a slogan right across the front of it!  Little slugger, Future All Star, Mommy love me...I mean come on!!


My point is, there is a very limited selection of nice gender neutral clothing out there.  This got me to thinking(late at night when I couldn't sleep but should be sleeping)....So I pulled out my old sewing machine(by old I mean this bad boy was purchased in 1998) and went serching for ideas on the internet.

This is my new project...

making my own baby gowns.  I love baby gowns because they are cute and oh so easy!  I can purchase my choice fabric or make them from old t-shirts(love this green idea)!

There is a great tutorial here for making baby gowns from old t-shirts

If you make one, please post a comment and share your pictures!  I would love to see some of the results!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


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