It’s almost been six month since Clementine was born, so it’s been a while since I’ve made anything new for the shop. It was time for some new earrings!
I am such a sucker for pearls, and I love my stash of them. So of course the earrings were pearl drops! Sometime’s I’m stingy with my pearls because I hate to use them up. Silly me. But I made 3 pairs, which means only 2 made it to the shop because one is going into my collection.
Any of you crafters like that? Hate to use your supplies, even though you bought them to use for projects? Or am I alone in this?!
When it comes to weddings and babies and birthdays I prefer to shop outside the box. Sometimes that means skipping over the registry requests. I always check them out first, it can give me an idea of their personality or style (for those friends or family members I haven’t seen in a while). Then, when I’m assured that many of their requests have already been fulfilled, I let myself have a little fun.
Here are two personalized wedding state map prints I recently made. Using Adobe Photoshop, I chose colors reflective of their wedding, printed them at my local copy center, put them in a frame and shipped them off! I’ve been really pleased with how they’ve turned out. And I hope they like them too!
If you’re not Photoshop/techy savvy, I’m sure you could hand make one using cutouts. But there is no lack of them on Etsy. Here’s one shop, but there are many more!
This morning as I sat her looking at my baby girl playing in her exersaucer, I thought back to when she was a teeny newborn. Pouring over the photos from that day, I’m stunned by how they bring me right back to those moment and feelings I had looking at her, holding her and breathing her in. So surreal.
1. Seeing her for the first time.
2. Seeing my husband hold her hand.
3. Our daughter looking at us. Her parents.
4. Her tiny body in those ridiculous hand mittens, the teeny hospital shirt we still have. And skinny legs.
5. Sleeping beauty.
6. Sweet, sweet profile.
7. That little bird mouth.
8. The way she was so alert and looked around. (when she was awake)
9. Sweet baby naps and how she fit so perfectly on my chest.
10. Going home and how tiny she was in that carseat.