E's dramatic play corner, complete with baby dolls and tea party table! The oil painting above the table was done by me and is part a three part series that is still a work in progress.
This tree mural was very much a labor of love. I began designing it the moment I found out I was expecting and spent many painstaking hours taping up the outline, exacto knifing the details, and finally applying coat after coat of paint.
This mobile was another DIY nursery project of my pregnancy. I hand embroidered the birds, attached silk peony buds and glass butterflies to a grapevine wreath and finally, fastened a hanger our of pink grosgrain ribbon and hand pained beads.
I found this adorable canvas height chart at Hobby Lobby. To customize it a bit, I've attached handmade paper flowers using fabric covered brads to mark her height. Written on the leaves are her growth stats along with the date of her well visits. As you can see I have some catching up to do...
And that's a look at E's whimsical nursery..
It was by far, my favorite room of the house and it is tough to leave it behind. I was able to contain myself through the putting away of books, stuffed animals, and even the pictures on the walls. As it came time to remove the flowers from E's tree, however, I couldn't help but remember how just a year and a half ago I stood on this very stool, maneuvering around my enormous belly as I strategically scattered blossoms amongst the limbs; the finishing touches on the mural I had devoted the entire last trimester of my pregnancy to. I remember the excitement I felt as I stepped back to view my finished masterpiece knowing that my baby girl would soon be sleeping peacefully beneath it's branches. I recall bringing E home and into her room for the first time as it finally hit me that this little miracle that I had carried for the past 9 months was finally here, completing the puzzle of all that I have planned. The beautiful memories that have filled these walls from that very first day up to this very evening hold a special place in my heart.