Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Baby Shower Gifts

Still one of my favorite ways to welcome a new baby to the world. 
I love to make personalized artwork for a nursery. 

This was a commission for a friend of mine's niece. I hope she likes it. I loved the colors and the bedding that she picked out from pottery barn. I think the collection was called "Brooklyn." It wasn't hard to make a beautiful painting with that inspiration. 

And you can't go wrong with a sweet giraffe, turtle and birdie for a sweet baby boy!

Aunt Lisa's Paintings

My Aunt Lisa came to visit me this summer. We had a fantastic time. We made a trip to a craft store and she bought me three canvases to paint. She wanted art that meant something in her home. I kinda feel the same way. It is hard for me to pick up something from a chain and hang it in my home. I felt honored that she thought something I did would be special. This fall we went down for her son's, my cousin, wedding. I made sure that her paintings were ready for the trip. Each canvas is 2' x 3'. I didn't want to ship them. Not to mention that I wanted to see her face when she saw them for the first time. I can't wait for her to frame them and hang them in the perfect place in her home. I am sure I will add the polished pictures to this post. 

fancy C step stool

Every home needs a step stool, especially one with kids. This was a Christmas present for my sister-in-law. I did one for my mother a few years ago and she has asked for one ever since. It was our turn to have her name for Christmas. It was one person this year I didn't think about what to buy. She was happy to finally have her stool.