I am enjoying making baby gifts lately. OK, so it’s not very frequent, but it’s fun nonetheless. Last year I made something special for my friend Holly and this year I had the privilege of making something for my friend Katy, who welcomed her first little one recently, Mr. Will.
Katy was swimming in hand me downs and all things boy, so I didn’t want to add to the pile (I mean, how many onesies do you really need?). I decided to make her a little something for the nursery instead.
I took my inspiration from a project I had pinned on Pinterest (but of course):
Katy had shared some pictures with me of the nursery and the darling bedding she was using:
Put the two together and what do you get? Why this of course!
What do you think?
I started off by deciding to make it a bit smaller (I made it an 8x10), just so I could be sure that I would be able to package and mail it alright. Then I found an appropriately sized blank canvas in my stash (yes, apparently I have a stash of canvases) and used spray adhesive to attach some very light off-white linen scraps to the canvas, giving it some texture.
Next, I decided what lovely font to use for the “W” (wish I could tell you which font it was, but I don’t remember), printed it out via Word, cut out the letter and positioned it on the canvas. Then, using a purple Disappearing Ink pen, I dotted around the letter to create the outline of the “W” exactly where I wanted it.
I gave the girls the job of sorting the buttons into colors for me (they loved that job!) and once I had my greens and blues separated I just went to work spacing the buttons out. I laid them out on the canvas before I glued them down, but once I had a look I liked I used Aileen’s Tacky Glue to adhere the buttons.
It looks like Mr. Will likes it! (Isn’t he a cutie?)
I am madly in love and now must make one for Emma’s room. Good thing the “bag-o-buttons” I picked up for the project from the scrapbooking section (with my 40% off coupon of course) also came with a large selection of pinks too.