Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Little Bit of Love and Some Inspiration...


So this last week I came to a realization that our little girl is going to be here in roughly 11 weeks... and it kind of freaked me out to be honest. I feel completely unprepared. I looked through her closet, and there is only a few items... I looked at what we had if she were to come now, and it was really only a few items. As I started to freak out, Mark reassured me that in the next month or so we are going to accumulate quite a bit for our little girl, wether if it were through gifts, or simply mommy and daddy giving in and buying her everything we see =). So after talking with Mark and making a list of what I feel we need for a new born, I went on to the other exciting side of getting her things... home-made things... I have come up with 2 things for sure, that I want her to have when she arrives into this beautiful world.
1. A quilt made by her mommy for her to cuddle with and be wrapped in, in the hospital.

and...

2. A scrapbook that is somewhat started where we can keep all the precious memories for her, and when she is older, can look back on and enjoy...

Have I started either of these?
Yes, I am pleased to say that I have.

I went around the island looking for the perfect fabric, and found most all of it. I still needed to more fabric designs and was able to find them online... soon they will show up and I can begin the quilting process and enjoy the downtime of making something for our little girl. Here are the fabrics I have so far..... I love the vintage look.


As far as the scrapbook, I also have begun that! I went to Expressions, the one and only scrapbook supply store on island, and spent well over an hour there. Again I am into the vintage look so I picked out quite a few different types of paper, along with embellishments and an album.... This is what I left the store with...


After thinking about what I wanted to album to be like I decided I wanted it to different on all pages, from simple to elegant, to busy... whatever fit the situation of the photo's on the page... So in all, that left me just to play! BUT, the first page I wanted to accomplish was inspired by my sister in law Angela, who was inspired by a scrapbooker named Elizabeth Kartchner. I loved how they both included a children's story, and it was so simple but sweet... Angela's layout was actually featured in the Feb. 2010 issue in Creating Keepsakes.... with Elizabeth's layed next to it, just to show what inspiration can do =).
After playing around, this is what I came up with...

Angela's Layout featuring herself and our sweet neice Mya... with a small view of Elizabeth's....
My in-the-process layout:

The WHOLE page yet to be revealed... due to her name written on it.... You will just have to wait until May to see the final product... plus, when she arrives, some pictures of our little girl will of course be added....

Well, that is where my creativity led me today and this last week.... wonder where it will go in the next 2 months before her arrival.... guess we will all just have to wait and see....

1 comment:

AngMomof3 said...

I just LOVE your take on the layout! Are you sure you don't want to show me the whole layout??? :)

Looking forward to seeing the quilt, too. :)