Monday, August 15, 2011

Projects in Gabriel's Room

I have been working on some projects for Gabriel's room. Last year for his first birthday, I made him a scrapbook birthday frame. I used the theme from his birthday party and his party invitation to decorate these 12x12 wood frames. I loved it and so I just finished (er, 99.8% finished) his 2nd birthday frame. The Hobby Lobby and the Michaels here don't have the numbers that I used for his last frame :( I don't know where to find one. Keep your eyes out for a wooden 2 for me!
I hung them up on his bedroom wall.
Pat the Bunny 1st birthday.
It's hard to see but I stamped blue polka dots on the peach paper, like the book.
Lightening McQueen 2nd birthday.
I made felt lightning keychains as party favors for the kids. I took off the keyring for this one and attached it.
 Gabriel's room is a space themed room with an outer space bed set, solar system paintings, planetarium nightlight, etc... I found this embroidery pattern online. It was perfect! It was simple to do and very cute. Then I put together a little wall hanging with these fat quarters on clearance at Joann's for 50cents! They are the perfect colors of his room and I thought they worked together great. 
Sorry for the bad lighting! It was bedtime :)
Left column: Moon, Earth, Mars
Middle: comet, star, Saturn
Right: Jupiter, Pluto (with a tear in his eye)
Left column: Mercury, Venus
Middle: Sun
Right: Neptune or Uranus... can't ever remember who is who!
 Then I made this bean bag chair for him. I made a basic bean bag out of durable upholstery fabric, stuffed it will packing peanuts, and then put the cute slipcover over it. His room is a work in progress but I'm really liking the progress :)