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Monday, June 14, 2010

A Baby Shower Gift

I have a friend who's having her first baby, a little girl. Her style is simple and earthy and she's decided to do her nursery in classic Winnie-the Pooh. Her shower was scheduled during our Florida trip, so I wanted to whip up something special before I left. It started with this picture I purchased for $1 at a yard sale...I painted the frame Rustoleum's, Heirloom white, then added a little Ralph Lauren Glaze to bring out some of the details. My friend spotted this quote online and knew that's what she wanted above the crib...
"You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -Christopher Robin

With a little help from my cricut machine, I did a reverse vinyl (I painted my board brown, applied vinyl, painted over the vinyl with fresh guacamole colored paint- then peeled the vinyl off) Here's the finished product...
Here's a look at the frame detail...
I can't wait to find out what she thought! Love, Kelly

Linking Up To:
Modern Craftswoman Monday @ Tools Are For Women Too!
The DIY Showoff Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
I Made The World Cuter Today @ Making The World Cuter
Made By You Mondays @ Skip To My Lou
Sumo's Sweet Stuff @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Metamorphosis Mondays @ Between Naps On The Porch
Made It Mondays @ The Persimmon Perch
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Mad Skills Monday @ Mad In Crafts
It's So Very Creative @ It's So Very Cheri
Craftastic Monday @ Sew Can Do
Thrifty Treasures @ Southern Hospitality


  1. What a nice gift! There's nothing like a gift put together just for you. You did a great job.

  2. How cute! Handmade from the heart! Thats the best!

  3. I saw that at the shower and LOVED it! I didn't see that it was from you, but I should have guessed. Love the quote, and adored the way it looked! Great job.

  4. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  5. These really are the best kind of gifts! Thanks for sharing your talents on Mondern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

  6. Great idea to tie-in to her theme! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

  7. Outstanding idea.You have done a great job.This is great gift.Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower