Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Baby Boy Blue

My cousin Erica is expecting her first child, a baby boy, in October and I was so excited to make something really special for her nursery. I got this great idea from my friend Heather for a fabric mobile. Erica's nursery theme is Elephants, and her colors are blue and green which I think are classic and great colors to work with. I wanted just the right elephant fabric for her so I search and searched and I finally found this cute Micheal Miller print on Etsy. Here is what I made.

After I got the elephant print I went and found some complimentary fabric at Joann's. Then I cute all of them out in circles on my cricut. I am so glad Heather sent me a link teaching how to cut fabric on the cricut because I really had trouble before and now I use it all the time. Then I connected the circles with ribbon. I found the blue circle at Michaels. It was actually just a wood ring but it already had the holes in it so it was perfect. I also found the wood balls at Michaels. These were tricky because they only had 2 packs and I needed 3. So I looked at 3 other Michaels before I finally found another pack. (25mm balls are apparently a hot commodity). Then I painted all the balls. I attached the circle ribbon to a thin white ribbon, strung the balls on it and tied the top to create a nice loop for hanging. Then I found these cute elephant fabric stickers and put them on the bottom circles. I think it looks awesome.
I bought this wood piece and painted it blue. Then I cut the quote out of vinyl and attached the ribbon to the top.

I made these pieces with the remaining fabric. A quilt, onesie, and burp clothes. I love how everything matches and I am so glad she enjoyed the present. I just wish I could have given it to her in person. Love you Erica.


Mark, Shannon, Trey & Boston said...

Everything looks so good!!!! I LOVE it all! I bet she was beyond thrilled to get such fun stuff!
*And Trey was being spun in circles on his belly on the tile by his uncle lol in that video

The Glowackas' said...

Adorable Jessica! love the blanket! so cute. I'm opening an Etsy shop for you ;)

jor said...

WOW! One lucky cousin! The fabric is perfet!

Erica said...

I love you too! I really was thrilled to get such an amazing gift! So lucky to have a cousin like you. :)