Saturday, September 24, 2011

Nursery Progress

    As S said earlier this week, I’ve been making some progress on the nursery.  I’ve been working on a painting for the nursery for a while and I finally finished it.  I showed an “in progress” shot of it earlier this month, and here is the finished product!

    Sorry about the glare, I must have taken a million pictures of the painting but I just couldn’t get one without the glare.  If you couldn’t tell, the painting is of the lyrics of one of my favorite Beatles songs, Hey Jude, which is what Jude is being named for.  
    The second thing I finished for the nursery this week was a mobile to go over Jude’s crib.  I’ve been looking at mobiles online for what seems like forever and nothing I could find was just right.  I found a few on Etsy that I liked that were made of paper but I couldn’t justify spending $80 on something I could make myself.  Here is what I came up with!

   While it did take forever to make, it was pretty easy.  I used the outside of a wooden embroidery hoop for the top circle and two wooden dowel rods for support.  I epoxied the dowel rods together and then to the inside of the hoop.  For the circles, I used two different sized circle punches to cut out tons of circles and then used some of my other craft punches to make the umbrellas, whales, rabbits, etc.  Then I used a sewing needle to poke a tiny hole in the center of each circle and then used fishing line to string them together with knots between each circle to space them out.  Here is the view that Jude will see from his crib!
  I’m really happy with how it turned out and the bright colors look great against the gray nursery walls.  I also took a few longer shots of the nursery so you all could see how this is all coming together.

  And then one last picture because it makes me laugh, here is the little monster suit we got for Jude from Target the other day.  S put it in his crib and we have been joking that it looks like the rapture got him.


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  2. I took a peek when I picked up S for lunch this week. It's even cuter in person! xoxo

  3. i like the bright against the walls! looking great

  4. Welcome to twenty-three weeks!!! I LOVE that you made so much of this for him! Would that I had half your creativity and talent. It looks gorgeous in there, Liz and S! Sweet Jude is going to adore his space. R.

  5. Adorable! I'll just put in my order for a mobile now ;)

  6. It looks great!

    I love the song, "Hey Jude" too, but the name Jude was vetoed for The Bean because Jen was working with someone named Jude. (I still love the name though.)

  7. So cute!!! I was planning to felt some balls for our mobile, but your idea looks awesome, too. Love it.