I love every single shower (baby and bridal) that I create. Each one gets my utmost attention to detail and pulls from the depths of my creative soul to capture the bride or mommy and her upcoming joy. The baby shower this coming Saturday for co-worker Amanda, whose baby girl is due in early November, plays off of her nursery theme. Amanda is not a pastel kinda gal, but instead loves bold colors and graphic details. Here is a hint of some items from her shower (most of which will go home with Amanda to grace the little girl's nursery, each one crafted with eyes on the little angel who will find her room magical and made with love.
NOTE: A family tradition in Amanda's family is that the whole clan takes part in painting the nursery. This little girl's room is in a soothing gray with jewel-tone and gold accents that give it a Moroccan feel.
"Our house was not unsentient matter — it had a heart and a soul, and eyes to see with; and approvals and solicitudes and deep sympathies; it was of us, and we were in its confidence and lived in its grace and in the peace of its benedictions. We never came home from an absence that its face did not light up and speak out in eloquent welcome — and we could not enter it unmoved."- Samuel Clemens
I am probably the most content person you'd ever want to meet. I have a decent job working with people I like, a loving family including a swell Old English Sheepdog, a home where nesting and curling up on slipcovered sofas is required, and a life rich in creative crafting and daydreaming. I someday want a cottage at the beach where my grandchildren can bring sandy feet into the house, wet bathing suits can dry on the front porch and everything we need to get to is a bicycle ride away.