Friday, August 27, 2010

~Dresser/Changing table~

Here's a look at the dresser/changing table we
designed and built for our little cutie.

I didn't want to make a changing table. We wanted the piece
of furniture to be able to grow with her, so we built a tray for
the changing pad. Once she is out of diapers -the dresser will still be 
a dresser and I will have a nice tray to use around the house!

These are the three dresser designs that I loved:

So, we took what we loved and designed our version:

Here are some pics of the process.

We used heavy duty, soft close drawer slides so that 
she won't be able to smash her fingers in the drawers as easily. They can also
support quite a bit of weight -in case we have a  monkey on our hands, lol.

Here are the drawer fronts..

At this point I primed, painted and glazed it while the cherry top 
was being finished.

Then, voila! (lol) finished dresser!

We also got another thing done and marked off the list.
-Made a  frame for the Ballooning over Paris print.

I really love this print, I could just stare at it all day long. It still
isn't hung because not all of the pieces for the room are done, but we 
are a lot closer!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Shower Fun

We were blessed enough to get to have 2 showers.
One in San Antonio and one in Las Vegas.

Here are some pics of the Vegas shower

Our favors were little take out boxes with a tag that read:
"Thank you for coming to celebrate our little cupcake"
and inside was a mini chocolate cupcake.


 We played a few games, opened presents and had a good time. :0)

The poopy diaper game looks way grosser in photos 
than it actually was, lol.

These are pics from our San Antonio shower:

diaper cakes

cute mom


This shower was a lot of fun too :0)
 A huge thank you to everybody who helped us celebrate our 
little Sophie...she'll be here before we know it!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tissue Paper Pom Poms

My mom and sisters are throwing us a baby shower this Saturday,
So I've been having fun making some of these..

Tissue paper pom poms.

I really love them!

They are so cute and fluffy :0)
We used to make tissue paper flowers for fiesta time back home,
so these are a breeze.

You can find instructions here though:

I can't choose just one color, so all the colors are involved in celebrating Sophie!

We are also doing different sizes. I'm so excited to see these hanging.

I also made a little banner.

well, gotta go play with tissue some more :0)
Hope everyone's having a great day!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sophie's Cradle

Finally as promised, are pics of Sophie's new cradle.
Handmade by daddy :0)

It's made of cherry wood and has an amber shellac finish.
We couldn't really find any that we loved, so
we decided to just go ahead and design our own cradle.

I actually drew it out during a little drive up to Mt. Charleston one day,
and we worked out what we liked and didn't like in the design.

Here are some photos of the cradle during the building process.

~lots of slats~

~completed sides~

It's really great, it glides on ball bearings so it's nice and
smooth and will rock for a very long time with just one push!

We both hope Sophie (and future siblings) will enjoy her little cradle.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Rough Draft of Sophie's Crib

Yes, we are making the crib..nope we haven't done it yet.
Yes, we are a little crazy.

I drew up a rough draft of what I have in mind for her crib,
then me and Sher will go over it together and he
will design it in google sketch up.
(he's brilliant)

so here's what I have come up with:

We've decided it will be made out of cherry wood (our fave)
with a natural finish -which will allow it to naturally age.
Cherry gets so beautiful -and you don't have to do anything but watch.

We want to make it so that eventually all of our future kiddos
can sleep in this same crib, and keep passing it along.

We shall see how it comes out :0)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

French Barometer

So...I LOVE french baramoters
but I can not afford one right now...

so what's a girl to do?...
get creative, of course!

I found this barometer (in french) on ebay.
I'm not sure if it works, lol, but that's ok.

I hung onto it while I searched for something I liked to put it in, 
finally I found this clock -on ebay as well.

It had paint splatted on it and a lot of the gold had
been rubbed off over time, so I added a little more gold
-using this cool stuff:

Next, I popped out the barometer piece from it's wooden frame,
and removed the clock from it's "frame".

...and then married the two together!
 Here we are:
My version of a barometer

Hopefully it will hold me over until I can get a real one :0)
I'm happy with how it came out and it only costed around

Me and baby have made it to 32 weeks today!
I still can't believe it. We are excited and I am also nervous about
the whole delivery part! LOL -I know it will be fine-bc it has to be,
but I am still nervous. :0)