Thursday, September 24, 2020

Nursery Decor Using Scrapbook Paper

If this picture could talk, it would tell a tale of a command strip betrayal.πŸ˜–

This picture is hanging over the baby’s crib and was simply made with some scrapbook paper. The floral paper and gold paper are from Hobby Lobby. The pink paper is Martha Stewart textured paper from Michael’s. I used my Cricut to cut out the name.

I was trying to avoid putting nails in the wall, so I originally hung it up with command strips. The frame fell and busted, so I had to order another frame. I bought the first frame on closeout at Michael’s, and it’s no longer available. The replacement frame came from Amazon and had a crack and slight bow at the top, so I can’t recommend it. I was too frustrated with the whole saga to send it back, though.😝

The good news is it didn’t fall on the baby. And yes, now there are holes in the wall.😜

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Burlap Banner for Nursery

Initially I thought this could hang on our hospital door when our baby is born, but since it will be just me and Colin at the hospital for the delivery, the banner will probably greet our little one when she arrives home. Nothing like having a baby during a pandemic, huh?πŸ˜†

I stitched up the little burlap banner on my Janome sewing machine and personalized it with the Cricut Maker.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Monogrammed Wood Round

Are you really having a baby in the south if✨something✨isn’t monogrammed? Here’s a little something I made for the nursery. 
The wood round is from Lowe’s. The glitter wreath is Cricut iron-on. The monogram is removeable vinyl from Hobby Lobby. I used my Cricut to cut the wreath and monogram. The empty white frame is from Ikea, and it will be filled with a picture of my girls once the little one arrives!

I’m 9 months pregnant and have just a few weeks to my due date. We’re ready for little sister to be here!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Video: Recreating Instagram "Princess" Filter

Products Used:

✳︎Tarte tarteist PRO glow highlight & contour palette:

✳︎E.l.f. Cosmetics Small Stipple Brush:

✳︎Wet n Wild Flat Top Brush:

✳︎Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation:

✳︎Bare Minerals Serum Bronzer

✳︎Real Techniques Sponge:

✳︎Maybelline Fit Me Concealer:

✳︎It Cosmetics Brow Power:

✳︎NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel:

✳︎Cover Girl Brow and Eye Makers Pencil:

✳︎Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Natural Beauty:

✳︎Huda New Nude:

✳︎Julep When Pencil Met Gel Long-Lasting Eyeliner:

✳︎Tarte Travel Size Maneater Liquid Liner:

✳︎LancΓ΄me Monsieur Big Volumizing Mascara:

✳︎NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lip Liner:

✳︎FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Thicc:

✳︎Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Matte Naked:

Monday, August 31, 2020

Star + Clouds Baby Mobile

When I was pregnant with my first daughter six year ago, I made her a mobile.  It was a cloud with stars hanging down. Now that I'm pregnant with our second daughter, I wanted to do something similar but different. So, I made a star with clouds hanging. Genius, huh? ;)

There is a tutorial for the first mobile I made here.

There will not be a tutorial for this mobile. I made it while juggling a few other projects and didn't take the time to document the steps. I also found there were a few things I would do differently if I were to do it again.  But I will let you know about the materials in case you want to attempt something similar!

The star is made from glitter canvas. I bought two 8.5x11 sheets at Hobby Lobby. There were in the section with felt sheets. I cut the sheets into stars and then sewed them together. I used glossy Mod Podge to seal the glitter so it wouldn't shed and fall into the crib.

The clouds are cut from faux leather that I've had-- the same faux leather used to make the stars on the first mobile. I painted the clouds white and sealed them with glossy Mod Podge to keep the paint from peeling.

Also like the first mobile, I used guitar strings. These particular strings were brand new, so they still have some stretching to do not to curl up.

The raindrops are cut from Hobby Lobby fabric I used to make the baby blanket. I may go back later and hand stitch around them to add interest. But we'll see about that.

Working with the glitter canvas was a bit of a challenge to hand sew the guitar strings to it. I used E6000 to reinforce where I stitched. I stuffed the star with two plastic grocery bags to give it some dimension.

It was a labor of love. And sometimes frustration. Once the guitar strings straighten out, it will look a bit more polished.

Just a few more weeks and we'll have a little one staring up at it!

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