Monday, April 27, 2009

Slowly Working on a Nursery...

Well, it's been a slow-going month since my last post-we were out of town for a week, then had a houseguest for another couple weeks, then add to that the fatigue and laziness of pregnancy in general, and well, you get the idea! Not as much artwork and girl-y decorating to show as I'd like, but still some fun things!

First, I'd really like to thank everyone for your congrats on my great news from the last post. It has sunk in somewhat by now, but I'm still floating on air about having a little girl! And thank you for all the fabric source tips. I had forgotten about some of those, and I was able to find the perfect fabric for the nursery curtains!

Isn't this just the cutest? It's from ReproDepot, and I love it!

I added ruffles, and may add a valance to the top. I'll decide once I hang them up.

I'm currently waiting to "gain possession" of the room which will be the nursery. My husband is using it as an office, and is in the process of moving upstairs, but until then, I can't actually begin decorating. It's agonizing, because I've been accumulating so many cute girl things, and I don't have anywhere to put them yet!!

And speaking of cute things, take a look at this stash I recently received from Kari!! She and I did a personal swap, and she found the cutest things for me!
Here is a closer shot. She included a to-die-for baby blanket with vintage nursery rhyme fabric, which I now realize isn't really visible in this photo, unfortunately. Also, another knit (crochet?) baby blanket, a little doll's quilt, adorable wall hangings, and lots of fun ephemera! What a wonderful package to open!!
Then, here are some of my own vintage finds from the past month, most which will make their way into the baby's room as well. I found the wicker baby bassinet (that is holding everything), as well as a vintage wicker changing table that I love. I didn't take a photo of that yet, but you'll see it once it's in the room.
Oh, hurry up, Husband!! I'm chomping at the bit to get in there and start arranging this stuff!

The little dog and the little lamb are actually nightlights- so precious! I found them on Etsy from two different sellers, but they match each other perfectly!
Unfortunately, I haven't had the motivation to get into the studio much and work in the kid's journals. I really need to get working on that, because I know once New Baby comes, I'll have even less time, and I don't want to get behind! I did manage to do a spread in Noah's book though:
Being a second child, he is just so much more advanced than Riley was at his age. He knows all his shapes, even fairly complex ones, and he loves playing with toys that focus on them.

And of course I also managed to do a spread in New Baby's book! Hey, I haven't been able to work with pink for a long time, and I'm taking advantage!

These pages are about how I still can't quite believe that I'm finally going to have a girl. I literally am still in awe! All the ephemera on these pages are from Kari- thanks again, Kari!

The spread is also about the dozens of little pink dresses I've bought thus far for her! Goodwill isn't just good for vintage collectables- every time I go, I also spoil myself by spending time in the baby girl clothes aisle! My little girl is going to be outfitted almost exclusively in 99 cent outfits from thrift stores, and she's going to look great! So many cute clothes there, both modern and also lots of sweet vintage!
Okay, that's all I've got to show today. Hopefully, by next time I post, I'll be well on my way to decorating the nursery, and will also have some more artwork to show. Poor Riley hasn't had a new page in his book for several weeks! Hope you all have a good week!


CraBBy GaBBy said...

The curtains are adorable, and love all of the yummy finds.

The third kid will be taking you by suprise, because she will really want to keep up with the other 2!

Looking foward to seeing your pages.

Little Pink Studio said...

I love the fabric you chose for her curtains, and the night lites are a fantatic find!
Sweet little journal pages too!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

LOVE the curtains!!! sooooo adorable!!! I adore japanese fabrics!! Aren't they just so sweet??
fabulous swap with Kari!! I just love her! I have just loved the things she has sent me too! I love all your finds too!! It must be exciting to decorate for baby girl! Big hugs to your sweet little boys!!
Hugs for you too of course!! :-)
xoxo!! Britt :-)

Shona Cole said...

Wow, awesome finds. I know you are going to post nursery photos one of these days and I am totally looking forward to what you style up. Have fun!

ArtsyMama said...

Hi Corey,
I'm so glad you're enjoying your goodies. What lovely journal pages you made too!!! Can't wait to see the nursery.
Take care!

Neusinha said...

Congratulations on the arrival of his little girl ... God bless you and your family. His work as always very beautiful. Is that one day, your Brazilian friend reaches your feet?

A bird in the hand said...

I'm sure you know this already, but once again, as the boys grow, I'm struck by how Riley looks so much like you; Noah looks so much like Husband-who-hasn't-moved-out-of-the-office-yet.

I think Girl-Child will look like a combination of both of you.


holly - UK said...

aww i just LOVE that cradle with the pink fabric draped over it - oooooh makes me so broody!!!! :)

Cant wait to see the first picture of your little girl, and all her thrifted outfits, and her cute journals!!! Oh so special!! :)

I actually wrote you an email, a while back, did you get it??????????????? xx

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

So much to see! I am loving the bluebird with the top hat. Everything is just dripping with sweetness, and I enjoyed my visit here today. Congratulations on your little pink bundle to come!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Love the new pages, your vintage treasures and your adorable nursery curtains!!! So exiting that you are having a girl!! I just had my 3rd sweet boy 2.5 weeks ago!!

Jamie said...

A Sweet Girl!! She will be Queen of the household I am sure:) I have all of your goodies ready! We FINALLY had the garage sale! And now all the girl congrats cards will be PERFECT!! I am so excited Sweetie! Send me your snail mail at

Love, Jamie

Lilith said...

congrats on your new pregnancy! I also just gave birth to a little girl 18 days ago:)
and also I wanted to tell you that I bought your book recently and I think this is one of the most inspiring book I've ever read! thanks a lot!

s a n s k u :) said...

I just want to let you know that I LOVE your art. I bought your book and LOVE it. I'm a wanna-be-artist. I never had a chance to go to art school so I'm so thankful for books like yours that show art techniques. I hope you'll have time to do another book even though your family is growing and I'm sure much of your time is spent with family.

sara ahmad said...

Sara Aiden from Malaysia.. :) I just love all the art works.. Love them.. I've been browsing your work for quite some time now, well the fact that i am 4 months pregnant, nothing to do, and looking for something interesting to work on for my baby.. My baby boy.. I've got few ideas now, thanks to you.. you have become an inspiration to me.. I am into art too.. did some wall deco here and there, well for the families only.. hehehe.. i just got on the phone, calling our book store, asking for your book and i can say that i may have to ask my sister who is now living in arizona to get one from there.. yeah, it's not available here in Malaysia.. so sad.. :( well, congratulations again for all the great news, the great works, and for inspiring me.. thank you.. :)

a mermaids purse said...

hello corey, wow u are sooo amazingly talented- i bought ur book recently and its been sooo really is great!!
glad i now can look at ur wonderful blog too--feel like a child in a sweet shop! ;0)

x kazzy x

Rachel F. said...

any tips on recovering the glider? with #2 on the way our glider needs some TLC to make it through marathon nursing sessions!! thanks :)