DIY Burlap and Twine Name

Again, this project was simple and very do-able!
I started these one evening and since I did Lukas's WHOLE name it took longer than expected to 'twine' them, but in the end they look great.

I had help from one of my best friends, Lisa, who glued/twined a couple letters for me one evening ..YAHOO!

I saw the original tutorial over at The Johnston's blog (can't take credit..I love her style) and knew it would work perfectly in the nursery!  She, however, only did just one letter...much faster ;)

Up Close

..The whole display..

Overall view!
One dilemma for us was where to put these in the nursery. 

1. hang up 
2. set on top of a shelf/dresser etc

Luckily, the answer came once we hung up the shelf unit...ON TOP!
They are just sitting there and no hanging was required...perfection.



Proud Grandparents Wall Shelf and Pillow

oh how I love my parents...
They are both very crafty themselves and made some amazing things for little Luke!
.truly blessed.

My father made this black wall shelving unit to match the nursery furniture
(and helped us hang it.. a definite chore)

My mother made as gifts some awesome pillows! We were having trouble finding 'vintage map' fabric in the right colors, who knew that'd be so difficult.  We ended up finding a BRIGHT green one and so my mom worked her magic with some 'color remover' and...

It works PERFECT in the room!
 Before we found the bright green (now perfect green) fabric my mom had attempted to print one offline and onto fabric.  She then 'aged' it and she wasn't as pleased as she had hoped.  So, as a Christmas present joke gave it to our little dog.  We, however, think it looks vintagey and perfect right where it sits! 

such sweet and thoughtful gifts
and they work perfectly in the nursery...what more could we ask for :)


"He's All Boy" Blanket and Cap {and Booties}

Thank you to This Momma Makes Stuff for some GREAT baby boy tutorials!
I made these very quickly over my Christmas break...the Cap and Blanket....and I'm in love with them.  Can't wait to deliver this little guy so he can try it on....eekk!

I'll show you in pictures, if you want to make it...go look at the wonderful tutorials from "Mamma".
4 fabrics {3 'manly' fleece and 'Minky-fur'}
Now. I machine sewed each strip down as I went, which quilted my blanky as I went...LOVE THAT!
The leopard print is cool huh! ha, it is the back of the minky fur.  I skipped the step of a cotton lining b/c of this 'leathery' leopard part.  This worked fabulously, and the leathery helped to keep the fleece in place as I went (as well as pins)
I worked left to right sewing down my strips and rolling/sewing the minky fur around
Almost done!!!
Finished: the back
the front!
Matching hat

I love the minky fur I added on there...so stinkin' cute!

ha...since I have no babies to try it on right now...ducky will have to do :)
Now, I also found a great pattern for little fleece booties at Things for Boys blog site!  I wanted to make a little set for baby {L} and again....love them!
Since he won't be walking when he will fit these I put the minky fur on the bottoms...eek!
10 weeks until due date and I get to try these sweet things on him!