Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Nursery (1)

I received some great links and advise in reaction to my Twitter and blog requests on nursery decoration advice. However, I hadn't finished decorating the room when Daan was born. The bed wasn't assembled, the curtains were somewhere in a bag, the dresser missed its door knobs and the wardrobe missed its doors. Daan didn't mind of course, but I realised it wouldn't be easy to find some time to finish it with him around. So in fact, it still isn't finished, but we are getting close. So I wanted to show you some previews, but what I hadn't realised is that it is not easy to take pictures too. You have to wait for some good light, and when its there, he was sleeping and I didn't want to wake him, or I had to feed him or something like that. Anyway, last week I finally made some pictures, hopefully some more will follow soon!

Wall decal by 41Orchard via Bloesem Kids, paint for bed via Abbondanza Paint (color Brigth Ocean), blanket and wooden train by Hema, Ikea Beckvam spice racks (inspiration from Ohdeedoh via Doorkyra on Pinterest). Claudettes postcards by Darling Clementine via Een nieuw avontuur.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Birth announcement cards

Daan was three weeks early, and hadn't decide on a birthday announcement card yet, even though I wasn't surprised that he came early. We couldn't easily find a nice card that we both liked, so I decided to make one myself. It took me more than a week to draw some designs, cut the stamp, decide on the text, find the right cards, ink and corner cutter and make the cards while taking care of a baby, but we managed to send the cards in the week after the due date, not unreasonable don't you think? it was the first craft project since his birth and since then I haven't found time to make something else, so I'm very happy that we managed to make these.

Ink by Versacolor via PSikhouvanjou, rubber and cutting tools by Speedball via Stampeaz.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Daan is born

The 7th of May our son Daan is born, three weeks early. He had to stay in the hospital for a week, due to some minor problems, but he is totally fine now. Since then, my whole life is filled with taking care of him (never new breastfeeding would take so  much time!), and I couldn't find any time to make a proper blogpost about this great news. However, after a whole week in which he hardly slept, it seems like he is starting to like his bed, and if found my Macbook patiently waiting for me :).

Daan is of course the cutest baby I've ever seen, we are a very happy little family now, so I doubt if I will be able to write about other things in the near future. Hopefully in a few weeks I ....until then, if I've any readers left, I hope you will stay with me!