Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Little More Done Before I Pop...

Well, about 3 weeks left until my due date, but my wishful thinking makes me feel as though she'll come early. That's my hope anyway, because I am really struggling with the aches and pains lately! Here are some self-portraits I did a couple weeks ago. I really need to have my sister or husband take some of me, but if that doesn't happen, at least I've done a few myself.

I've also gotten a few more things done in the nursery. I found this wonderful, HUGE paper doll on Ebay. She's almost 3 feet tall, and looks like what I could envision Baby Girl to look like one day, if she has my dark hair and blue eyes.

One task I can cross off my to-do list from the last post is recovering the glider. I mixed vintage pink "popcorn" chenille with pale yellow striped chenille around the edges. It came out really cute and comfy!

I painted this shelf and hung it by the window. The three little figures on the top are all nightlites that give off a soft pink glow at night. I keep rearranging the knick-knacks between all the shelves in the room, but for now, this is where this group resides.

I've also done some art in the kids' book. The first is in the Baby's book, just about how hard it is to wait for her birth:

And the second is also about waiting, since that's really the main focus of my life right now! But I also included a pocket to hold some notes written to her. I belong to a small bible study group, and they threw me a little shower where they each wrote a note to the baby.

The last page is in Riley's book. He is learning to write his letters and spell his name, as well as all the letter sounds. So I had him write his name and did a page around it. This is the final page in this journal for him, then I'll be starting a new book for him. Once the baby comes, I'm going to need to simplify these journal pages for a while, because doing books for three kids is going to kill me! This spread was really quick and easy to do, so I may use this sort of layout as a kind of formula in his next book, and see how it goes.
And finally, although my thrift-shopping has slowed a bit, since I can't handle being on my feet much, I've still managed to accumulate a stash in the past few weeks. I found these three cuties a couple days ago at a local thrift shop:

And I did some antique/thrift shopping with my mother in North Carolina a couple weeks ago, and came home with all these goodies!

Alright, that's all to show for now. If I'm lucky, this baby will come soon, and my next post will be about her! But is she decides to be a slowpoke and waits a while, I'll try to post once more. I'm working on refinishing her dresser, so that's still to come!


Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi Corey! Those are lovely self portraits! I know what you mean about wishing the baby would come a little early because of the aches and pains! My little guy came 5 days early, which I was grateful for. Those last few weeks are hard! I love the nursery you have created and your new journal pages are wonderful, as they always are!

Diane said...

Corey- Everything looks so darling in her nursery, I sure do love the way you transformed her glider, we did a very similar look on my daughters glider for Miss Amelies Room. You sure found some darling figurines for the shelves. Good Luck with the Birth.
Hugs, Diane

Gabrielle said...

This rooms is adorable! And, what beautiful pictures of you! Best of luck!

Keepsake Cakes said...

First off.... I don't know how this happens... but I always seeem to find myself "accidently" re-finding you. I come all the time and then drift away. Then I click on a photo on flickr and it takes me here and I'm like "Chelsea Ann... how could you let this happen. Your blog has always warmed my heart so much from your home to your art, to your beautiful boys. And now a girl! How did this happen? Over night? Really I need to know because I'm struggling to get pregnant myself and I seem to see baby's and pregnant ladies everywhere I turn. Its all I talk about and my family thinks I'm crazy. I even painted half the nursery already! GULP! Anywho.....
CONGRATS to you. I am so happy for you and what fun to have a little girl! You are such a blessed woman it seems. Your truly beautiful! I'm going to make sure I add you to my reader so I don't loose you once again. Good Grief!

Chelsea Ann

Keepsake Cakes said...

oops.... I always forget to log-in to my blog account.

lindaharre said...

So good to hear from you! You look uncomfortable....although I love the photos:) Love your arty photos always:) Hope she comes early. Sure would make for a "Happy Mama"! The paper dolls are fantastic. Did you laminate them to foamboard? I have some vintage large paper dolls too, but never thought of hanging them. Mine are no where as big.......... Hope the next three weeks (or two) go quickly, especially now that you have most everything done:)

Jane said...

Hi, Corey!
That's so funny to see your new post since I was just thinking about you last night & commented on your previous post.

Glad the time for baby's arrival is getting close. These hot summer months are so uncomfortable, but the result will be sooooooooooo worth it all!!

Love the nursery - and that huge paper doll!!! Oh, my gosh, what a delightful find! I LOVE paper dolls!

Praying for a safe delivery and healthy baby girl for you,
Jane - Jacksonville

Lilith said...

this girlie is going to be a real princess! so many cute things!
The canvas you shared in a older post inspired me to make one too! you can check it on my blog

thanks a lot for inspiration, i just can't stop flipping through your book!

Anonymous said...

Aww corey, so good to hear from you!! I really MISS all your posts you used to do!! But we understand your busy! Aw im so happy your having a baby girl! Cant wait to see the photos and her name!!!!!! And all the pretty pink and pastel artwork!! Good luck with the birth Corey! See you Soon! - HOLLY UK.

Sanna-Miina said...

I hope all goes well when it's time.

Your style is so different from mine but I LOVE all your stuff still. It's weird. :)

Love the big paperdoll on the wall!

Jeanne said...

The nursery looks wonderful - love all the pink, yellow and aqua tones. Simply beautiful with all the vintage touches. Happy waiting for baby.....or maybe she's arrived by now?!

Anonymous said...

Hey Corey Remember me? Its me Angella!
I think about you all the time I miss working with you I cant believe you moved all the way to Florida and have a beautiful little family I am so happy for you! I would love to hear from you
This web site is soo cute I love your stuff I always have! Tell Jason I said hi too OK?!