Thursday, April 28, 2011

Baby Room Update

A few days ago Quent hung some of the wall art and things I've created for the baby room. It's been so fun putting these sweet little touches to the room. There's more to come, so I will take more pics in the future.

One of the wall art frames has the first letter of the name we've had picked out for our daughter for a long time--like years and years--but it's going to be kept a secret until the day she is born. Hee, hee! When people ask us what we are having and we tell them it's a girl, then they ask if we have names picked out. Some are surprised that we have already settled on a name. When I tell them it's a secret they laugh. Quent has a made-up name: Gertrude Agnes Smith. GAS. Oh dear! Some people don't realize he's joking and they ask politely, "Is that a family name?" Haha!

I created the giraffe wall art and had it printed. The middle frame will have a black & white picture of the baby...eventually. The dresser next to the crib will be the diaper changing table, which will be moved over a bit after we move the guest bed out of the bedroom.

I've wanted to create this butterfly mobile for the longest time. Quent gave me some fishing line to use to hang the butterflies. It worked perfect! I cut out the butterflies with the Big Shot die-cut machine. The cats were really interested when I was working on this project.

Well, this is all for now! Have a great day!

P.S. I've been feeling her move! It's so wonderful!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Flags & Ribbons No.2

Hello! It's Friday! I have a new kit out today called Flags & Ribbons No.2. It's 20% off through the weekend at both shops, Digital Dandelions or MScraps. Enjoy!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Knitting Projects

It's been a little while since I've posted. I thought I would share some pics of some peeks at some knitting projects I have going right now.

One of the projects, which I haven't started yet, is going to be a little dress/shirt/tunic type knitted garment for a 6 month old. It's totally not practical, but I want to knit something girly and I found a pattern I really like. I found some yarn at the local knitting store and I can't wait to get started! The picture above is both colors of the yarn I'm using. The picture below is the same yarn as the balled yarn above, but without being balled.

And this is the baby blanket I've been knitting. After we found out we are having a girl, I bought some bright pink and purple yarn from Knit Picks. I'll post more details about these projects in the future.

Have a great day!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Baby Quilt (Finished)

A few weeks ago I cut most of the fabric squares. I was going to wait until we found out if we were having a boy or girl before ordering more fabric, but I ended up ordering some fabric earlier. I'm glad I did because I was really motivated and inspired yesterday to work on the quilt. I had no expectations of finishing it in one day, but that's what I did!

First, I cut the last 9 squares of the "girly" fabric, and then I was ready to lay out all of the squares. I cleared a spot on the floor and laid all of the squares on the floor. Of course the kitties had to come help. And because of their "help" and my pregnancy brain memory, I decided to sketch out on a sheet of paper where all of the squares lay. I'm really glad I did that! I felt so organized. Ha! I even have to say I enjoyed ironing all of the pieces and strips. It was very relaxing.

When I had the top sewn together, I had to figure out what I wanted to do for the binding. Since I wasn't following a pattern I knew it was totally up to me (I guess it would be anyway). So I decided that I would use the flannel back fabric also for the binding. My step-mom Kelly answered some questions for and also with the help from the lady at the fabric store, I was ready to tie some knots. I wanted this quilt to be super simple. So instead of "quilting", I tied knots at the corners of where all of squares came together. Super simple! After that I worked for awhile on the binding, which was a little tricky. It didn't come out "perfect", but since I was the one making the quilt, it came out Christina-style. Haha!

Today I took some pictures of the quilt. I'll have to take pictures of it later on in the baby's room. I didn't have the right lens for what I wanted to do...but I did have Quent's awesome portrait lens, so I'm not complaining. So there will be more pictures later...maybe after the room is officially done. I put the blanket over a couple of stools in the livingroom, and being the curious cats that they are, Tigger and Shadow had to come check things out...

Tigger was definitely up to something. See that frisky look on his face? He was under blanket and stool, probably wondering how he could pull down the quilt...who knows!

Here is one of the corners.

Shadow was also under the stool and blanket. They probably thought I built a blanket fort for them. I love her expression. She hates the camera!

Haha! She cracks me up!

The quilt without the binding is 40x50 inches. The binding is about 1-inch. I LOVE this fabric! It's soft and such great quality! And the binding and back fabric is a soft flannel. It's super soft! I bought the patterned fabric from Etsy.

    Kate Spain for Moda Central Park: Novelty Linden in Pink, Carousel in Sunshine, Zoo in Stone, Bridle Path in Metro

    Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow: Acorn Chain in Pond, Nap Sack in Grass

    Liz Scott for Moda Sugar Pop: Mod Buds in Brown

    The two stores I bought from were: Lily Bella Fabrics and Down Shadow Lane

    Friday, April 8, 2011

    It's a...


    You cannot really tell from these particular pictures that it's a girl, but she definitely cooperated so we could see. Yeah! I love her so much!

    I love this picture of her foot. So cute!

    Just wanted to share...

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011

    20 Weeks

    So I've been putting off posting pics of me and the baby belly--probably because I'm such a private person and it's kinda weird like posting it out there for the world to see...not that the "world" looks at this, but you know. Anyway...I figured since I'm at 20 weeks (halfway) that I should probably post something. It wasn't until about week 18 or so that the bump started to become more obvious to me. In a few days we will find out if Baby Smith is a boy or girl, unless he/she wants to keep it a secret during the ultrasound. I have no 'gut feeling' and no preferences.

    How do you like our new bedroom paint color? Hee, hee! Normally I despise painting, but I think I've been feeling super creative during this pregnancy and so even painting has been fun!

    Friday, April 1, 2011

    Take Flight Collab

    Today is the grand opening of Digital Dandelions!! (At least I hope so!) The designers put together a collab kit that's so elegant! I love the colors! Click on the image below.