Baby Announcments and a MINTED Giveaway!

I haven’t officially introduced the baby… here she is :)

minted giveaway

Having a baby girl has been so much fun! She is very well loved! A little too well loved, her brothers love to wake her up to see her all day… eek! Because this is most likely our last baby I really wanted to do Birth Announcements because I never have before. I have to check off all of the cliche mom things this time around.

Minted is my go to paperie so I knew I wanted to order from them! Here is a tip… look at the announcements and pick one before you shoot your photo for it because there are so many different layouts and orientations for the graphics. I took my picture first and I left room for her name above her back. Minted has so many options and they are very customizable.

Another huge time saver is the free addressing! (I whited the address out for the photo) I also went ahead and added these little tags in some of the announcements for people that have sent baby gifts. An announcement and a thank you all in one :)

minted giveaway

I love the thickness and quality of the paper, I’m a paper snob.

minted giveaway

minted giveaway

Now for the best part… a MINTED GIVEAWAY for a lucky reader! Minted is offering a $150 online credit toward anything you choose! I can personally speak for their cards, announcements and art prints but they have much more! CLICK HERE TO ENTER 

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Good luck!

(announcements were provided by Minted, all opinions are my own!)

Gleeful Summer Baby Dress

Welcome to the Taylor Made stop on the Gleeful Fabric Blog Hop :)

gleeful summer baby dressA few months ago my friend Caroline made me insanely jealous and designed her own fabric line! Kidding… I’m so happy for her, and her new line, Gleeful is just that. So happy, bright and fun… perfect for summer. I asked for a fat quarter bundle because there is no way I could just choose one of these fabrics!

gleeful summer baby dressCaroline sent the fabric a few months ago and I knew I wanted to make a baby dress. I thought the Summer Baby Dress by Kate and Gleeful were a match made in heaven. Also a perfect match… these buttons!!!

gleeful summer baby dress

I actually didn’t have enough of any one fabric for the skirt part of the dress so I just used two different fabrics which I thought looked really cute for this pattern.

gleeful summer baby dress

I LOVE the fabric on the straps. I also love this pattern from Kate! So easy and so cute. I did add the buttons but other than that I stuck to the pattern.

gleeful summer baby dress

I even pulled out my double needle for the hem, so you know I meant business :)

gleeful summer baby dress

gleeful summer baby dress

I really wanted to have pictures of her in the dress but she is still too tiny… I’m thinking another month or so, thankfully (or not thankfully)  it will be hot here for a while so she will get some good use out if it!

gleeful summer baby dress

Thanks for having me Caroline! You can check out the full Gleeful line HERE

gleeful summer baby dress

Onesie Refashion Part II

onesie refashionHappy Thursday… My girl is here and she is two weeks old today! I have shared pictures via Instagram (taylormadeblog for your dose of baby cuteness).

I posted about my Onesie Refashion a few years ago when my friend had a baby. Just a few weeks ago I made some for my girl so I thought I would share. You can head to THIS POST for more pictures and info but these are super simple!

onesie refashion

All I did was iron some Wonder Under to the back side of fabric and cut it out into a shape I like. Then I peeled the backside of the Wonder Under off, and ironed the shape to the onesie. Then I sewed around the perimeter of the shape. I like the messy look and as you washed it it will get even more frayed which I like.

onesie refashion

onesie refashion

If you do a bib style shape then make sure the curve of the neck matches the curve of the onesie. Don’t forget to sew around that too.

onesie refashion

onesie refashion

These would make a super cute gift set.. but I’m keeping these :) Actually the light pink one is what we brought her home in!

onesie refashion

Happy Sewing!

onesie refashion

Colorful Eclectic Nursery

colorful eclectic nursery

The great nursery reveal is finally here! I’ve been finished for months but I just now got around to the pictures. Welcome to this girl’s Colorful Eclectic Nursery. With some bright, modern and floral moments too… basically all of my favorite things. My overall theme was “whatever I like and I don’t care if it matches”. We (my husband) put down the wood floor before we started anything and I posted all about her DOT WALL HERE.

Before I was pregnant,  I stumbled across this crib sheet from Candy Kirby Designs on Instagram and knew I needed it for my hypothetical next child. It was kind of a splurge for me for a crib sheet but it’s way too perfect. Not only that but I know what it’s like to make handmade goods! As soon as I went to that first doctor appt, I bought “the sheet” and that was where the whole color palette started. I was going to make it more boy or more girl depending on what I was having.

colorful eclectic nursery

Next up I made the crib skirt with a yard of fabric for each ruffle and I used an old sheet under the mattress. I didn’t do a tutorial because I kind of just tried things out as I went. It isn’t perfect at all but I figure I will be moving her mattress down in no time anyway.

Colorful Eclectic Nursery

Here is the post about her quilt. I love it in here.

Colorful Eclectic Nursery

To the right of her crib I hung up her heirloom quilt. This has the best story! My great grandmother (and her great-great) was part of a wedding quilting bee. This quilt  is all hand done and in perfect condition!! It says it was started in 1921 and presented in 1932. My mom brought it over as soon as we found out I was having a girl, I didn’t want it sitting on a shelf so I am displaying it, if I start to see that isn’t a good idea I will have to box it back up but right now I love that it’s out.

colorful eclectic nursery

colorful eclectic nursery

This amazing art print was given to me by Minted. It’s called the “Peony Bottle” and I love it! They have smaller prints for a gallery wall but I especially how big they will do them! They even come framed if you want.  I got the dresser at Overstock.com and the owl lamp I found at Homegoods.

colorful eclectic nursery

I also love her little bow tree for her amazing bow collection. If you follow me on Instagram you know I might have gone a little crazy (taylormadeblog). My mom potted that little cactus in the mug and my Mother in Law found the Bee Print on the wall.

colorful eclectic nursery

colorful eclectic nursery

On the other side I have the changing table, gallery wall and the pink chair that I couldn’t refuse :)

colorful eclectic nursery

I am using this console from Ikea for her changing table and I found the perfect baskets for toys from Target. I also got another Raskog Ikea cart in grey (I have the aqua one in my craft room) for all of her “baby needs”.

colorful eclectic nursery

http://www.itstaylormade.com/2014/01/craft-room-reveal.html

I’m going to fill the top basket with diapers and I already have her wipes and cream etc. on top. Next shelf I have burp cloths and on the bottom, some swaddling blankets.

colorful eclectic nursery

http://www.itstaylormade.com/2014/01/craft-room-reveal.html

Moving on to the gallery wall… I didn’t have to get much for this- I had a lot of it. I bought the raindrop print and the Katie Daisy print. And I got the dream catcher from MavenMercantile on instagram. Everything else I had and re-purposed. Do you see the ostrich print that matches her crib animal!?

colorful eclectic nursery

colorful eclectic nursery

The PINK CHAIR! I love it!! I got it at World Market and I want to sit in it all day long. Which is good since that might be happening soon :) The pouf is from Target.

colorful eclectic nursery

The curtains are just 6 yards of Amy Butler Fabric that I cut in half and hemmed.

colorful eclectic nursery

The rug is from RugsUSA.com, they have big sales often and we scored on this one! Fun story about the bird mobile- my friend sent me a link to a project she saw on Homemade by Jill in 2008! I was pregnant with my first baby and I had never even heard of a craft blog?! I had been crafting my whole life but now there are others who share projects… what? So I looked it up and made this bird mobile for his room. I felt so cool after I finished it and I still adore it. Thanks Jill :)

colorful eclectic nursery

colorful eclectic nursery

The closet side… she already has plenty of options for clothing! colorful eclectic nursery

colorful eclectic nursery

I think that’s about it! If you have any questions about where I got something or how I did it, leave it in the comments and Ill answer back! I leave you with the rest of my photo dump :) PS 1 WEEK TO GO!!!!

colorful eclectic nursery

colorful eclectic nursery

colorful eclectic nursery

colorful eclectic nursery

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