It is the last day of the year. What a year it has been! This has definitely been the year of the baby. Our entire year has revolved around the upcoming little one. Even before she was a reality. It has been a bit of a roller coaster of emotions but 100% worth it!
I won't be posting a top ten Wood and Cloth blogs from the past year as I probably didn't post many more than ten!
So instead I will try to get caught up on posting the craft/decor items that have been completed for the nursery. I got a bunch finished this holiday vacation which is a good thing as I swear the baby bump has grown exponentially over the past couple of days. This is making sitting or standing too long uncomfortable. Add in the fact that I have to sit a good distance away from the sewing machine and the number of projects getting done over the next few weeks is probably pretty limited.
Project #1 - Pinwheel Pillow
I did post a picture of this in a previous post. It comes from a wonderful tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew. A pinwheel pillow? I couldn't pass it up.
Project #2 - Bunting
Simple bunting made with bias tape.
Project #3 - Paper Pinwheels.
I still have a few of these to make, finding double sided scrapbook paper is more difficult than one might imagine. There are a bunch of tutorials for these out there on the web. I used paper drinking straws for the stems.
Project #4 - Framed Paper Elephant w/ Pinwheel.
This is the first of a few projects that were put in painted picture frames. All of the frames came from IKEA and were originally white. I will note that some of the frames did not take to the paint as well as others. No biggie I just did a few more coats and then decided that the white that bled through was character!
For this little guy I just found an image online for the elephant pattern, put a bit of baker's twine on and glued one of my pinwheels.
There are many options for nursery art with elephants holding a flower but I thought the pinwheel would work well...and I think it did!
Project #5 - Framed Paper Punched Elephant
I am going to preface this project...I will most likely redo this one a bit. I threw this together using hole punched elephants (the punch is from Martha Stewart) in a few minutes. I didn't really measure and it looks a bit sloppy to me. However when you are showing off your nursery for the first time to visiting family members sometimes it is enough just to get it done.
I really liked this punch as it allows for some dimension with the ears that you can fold up.
Project #6 - Fabric Covered Letter
Project #7 - Headband Holder
The inspiration for this project (which is technically a Wood project) came from a tutorial by Shanty 2 Chic. We ended up changing it up a bit and using small turned wood feet. The husband gets partial credit for this one although I probably could have assembled it my self.
Project #8 - Monochromatic Sayings
I saw this idea on Pinterest and unfortunately when I went back to see how it was done my link took me to spam so I improvised. The husband had cut me plywood boards awhile back for a different project (I decided against doing that one, at least for the time being) so I used them as my backing. I think the original one used canvas which would also work. I then attached wooden letters using wood glue and painted. As a piece of advice I would not suggest gluing the letters to the wood backing until after you have painted the wood backing and the letters separately. It was a bit of a pain to paint them together and made for some sloppy brush strokes.
Project #9 - Throw pillows
2 sets of throw pillows, one with piping, no biggie.
Project #10 - Elephant Pillow
I purchased this elephant pattern from Gingercake Designs. I have done patterns from this shop before and really liked them. I struggled a bit on this pattern as I felt some of the instructions were not very clear. It could have been my pregnancy brain however. I would recommend using a very light weight interfacing as I used the light weight one I normally use and it was WAY too stiff causing a mess when I turned the pattern out. I may potentially redo this little guy but we will see....
Project #11 - Paper Elephant Family
Just scrapbook paper. I liked the simplicity.
So that is it, the BIG nursery craft project round-up.
Hope everyone as a wonderful last day of 2012.
Bring on 2013!!!