Monday, June 29, 2015

Creative Weekend

After a long hiatus (on my part) from anything crafty, we had a pretty creative little weekend. First I started by writing my first blog post in over six months. (Ok, that was on Thursday but it totally still counts!)

Then this weekend we got serious about finishing the decorations for baby boy's room. (More on the fact that I'm 36 weeks pregnant and we still don't have a name picked out later.) We've had the crib, dresser, and chair for a while but until this weekend the walls were completely naked. We found a cool little decoration at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago and finally put it up this weekend when DH finished the bookcase. If I were a really good blogger, I'd march my tired butt up the stairs to get a picture for you but let's face it, it's 11:02 pm and I try to limit my trips up and down the stairs these days. ;)

After some Pinterest searching, I found the cutest little art project that would go perfectly with what is turning into an adventure themed boy's room. What made it even more perfect is the fact that Where the Wild Things Are is literally one of my husband's favorite books of all time.

Then I decided to take on a couple little sewing projects. I've been sewing for a long time but have never taken my skills much past the odd project or sewing of straight lines. I tried a really small project at first just to get reacquainted with my machine. First I found this little project and thought it would be something neat to try for the nursery. Mine actually turned out pretty well and since I used things I already had laying around it literally cost me $0!

Then as I was looking around on Pinterest (are we seeing a theme here?) for more simple sewing projects, I came across these little drawer sachets. I even saw a tutorial where someone had used those little Downy Unstoppables things as a the filler in the sachet. PERFECT! I had scrap material and a bottle of laundry detergent that I just bought on sale that came with a sample pack of the Unstoppables! Here's what I created!

I think they're super cute but to be honest they smell very strong. I put one in this little cabinet space in the baby's dresser and to be honest it's a little overwhelming when you open the door. Next time I may stick to a lighter scent.

For my next project I really want to make a nursing cover. I've seen quite a few patterns for them that swear they're super easy to make. I guess I'll just have to try it out to see.

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