I have been working on this sign for Saige’s room for quite some time and I am finally done.  It’s not that it was hard or should have taken this long but I procrastinated and then would do a couple stitches here and there – well finally I am ready to hang it!  I am so thrilled with how it turned out. 

 

I used some old linen and cotton tea napkins ( I think that’s what they are) I just think they were so sweet and I’ve been saving them with the intent to either add them to a quilt or something and when I decided to do a sign with her name to hang over her bed ( in earthquake country you can’t have anything that could harm you hanging over your bed- even if we didn’t like in California I would be too afraid to hang anything heavy over the bed? I thought these were the perfect things to use. 

I originally thought I would just embroider the initials, but you know how that goes, it never ends up being that simple.  After I got the letters embroidered I thought, I can’t stop there, I need to add a little bit of this a little bit of that.  So I just added the flowers, birds, butterflies and dragonflies.  I’m glad I did. 

I had some leftover fabric from her curtain so I attached it to that and sewed some pretty ribbon for hanging, made a slot for a dowel rod and … there you have it, finally!  I hope this is something that can grow with her. *I do need a longer dowel rod – so that’s the last thing to finalize- but it’s pretty much done!

 

Just wanted to share.

When I was pregnant with Saige we decided NOT to find out the sex again- we love the surprise element.  Especially when giving birth naturally, when the baby finally comes to greet you, you quickly forget about what just occured because you’re so anxious to find out what you had (boy or girl).  So when getting Saige’s room ready, we were reusing everything from Ryder- but the walls were blank.  My friend and I did a big mural in Ryder’s room so we didn’t really hang anything on the walls but I didn’t have the energy, this time around, to do another mural, so I had to find something to put on the walls.  I like having colorful rooms for the kids.  So I found these great picture books from the 20’s, on ebay, and I used the images from the books.  I bid $5 for 3 books and I won. 

 picture books

They were actually in very good condition for being as old as they are. 

abc page

Part of me had a hard time cutting up the books to put the pictures into frames but they are so sweet- I just love them.

framed picskitty piclittle girls pic

Something else that I think is so sweet are these plaques with vintage inspired images from Moonlight and Roses. 

 moonlight and roses fairy

 They have hundreds in different sizes and different themes (i.e. christmas, baby announcements, fairies, etc. ) but they are just so sweet and simple.  I just love vintage images (as seen with the kids shirts I’ve been making) and antiques.  Now we are on the hunt for old bookcases or old dressers to restore. 

I also wanted Ryder to feel like he was a part of the preparations for the arrival of his new brother or sister so we had him dip his hands in white paint and put hand prints on the wall above the changing table.  He was so thrilled to do that- of course what kid wouldn’t want to do exactly what most adults tell them not to.  But it really was fun for him and when Saige gets older he can tell her how he helped get her room ready and she’ll always have a part of her big bro in her room (which at some point might possibly annoy her). 

hand prints