Friday, November 16, 2012

Flower Wreath

My son and daughter will be sharing a room once she arrives. I didn't really have a decorated nursery for my son - just a few classic winnie-the-pooh items from Haily's room (now 13yrs old) when she was a baby and a few prints that my sister-in-law sent to me from her son's room. It's simple and gender neutral BUT I wanted to put something a little girly above her crib...I just like girly things :) I found a shelf at salvo for 2 bucks that just needed a coat of off white paint. I also made a wreath to put below the shelf. I have the same sort of set up above my sons toddler bed so it will be a nice balance and will define their "own" space.

I started off my spray painting the $1 grapevine wreath that I found in the front bins at Target. What? You've never browsed that section? You must check it out. I've found many inexpensive gifts and craft projects there :) I did it right on our grass outside because it will soon be blanketed with snow.

Then I made a couple of fabric flowers from my scrap pile. I just sewed a basting stitch, gathered them, used hot glue to secure them as I rolled them up. Because this was flannel fabric it frayed pretty easily. Just pull at the edge and cut off the extra strings. Add a dollop of hot glue and start adding to the wreath. I can't wait to see everything completed and over her crib.

This is what it looks like before pulling the strings. I liked this but decided I liked the messy way better

Add a big dollop of hot glue

Start adding them to the wreath

Tuckered out {39 weeks}

So as you see I didn't complete the entire 31 Days of Autumn. Somehow life whizzed by and here it is almost Thanksgiving. My little guy has been keeping me busy along with making lots of little baby girl things. I just can't help myself.

I am 39+ weeks and my midwife says she could arrive anytime :) I went 10 days over with my other two babes and was induced both times. I fully expected the same to happen this time around but early consistent contractions starting at just past 35 weeks had me thinking differently. Then I made a trip to L&D a week later and was sent home. I've also had other labor impending signs that have me thinking any day now but she still hasn't made her appearance. Sleep is almost non-existent since I have to roll over every 45 min and this usually takes me 3 to do. On a brighter note, I still have feet and ankles of normal size!!! Here is what my belly looks like - totally nixed the head because it's been a loooooong day...



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