As you all know by now from this post, Kevin and I are expecting our Baby Girl in February. I had these great plans of making our baby bedding, because I made Vanessa’s and really enjoyed it and loved how it turned out. You can see that here. Well, once we decided what we wanted I started the fabric search. I looked everywhere. Everywhere. I found exactly what we wanted but noting for less than $20.00 a yard. That was more than I wanted to spend. I was really driving my self crazy and it was starting to stress me out a bit. It was about this time that Kevin reminded me that I would be making a lot of things for Baby Girl so I didn’t have to make the bedding. So we bought the perfect set from Pottery Barn. I won’t share now, because I want to wait til the room is put together…
I will however share the first project I made for our girl and her room.
The inspiration came from Carrie Bradshaw’s “Love” art she had in her apartment after she had it re-decorated… From Sex and the City if you didn’t know who Carrie is.
I had printed off the letters and just cut them out to make a stencil. First I pinned the letters onto the ironed fabric and cut them out…
So after the letters were cut out I placed them on the canvas I picked up at JoAnn’s for 50% off and crossed my fingers for a good fit. No, I didn’t measure a thing. I’m more of an eyeball it kind of girl.
Okay, so next was a bit trial and error. I had in my mind to Mod Podge the entire thing, but then decided that I should somehow glue the letters a bit so I used my handy Liquid Stitch. I glued the letters down and applied a thin layer of Mod Podge over the letters. The directions say to let dry about 20 minutes between coats, but I let mine dry for about 24 hours. (Truth be told I started doing something else and didn’t go back to it til the next day.) The next day I applied another thin coat and that’s pretty much it!
And here’s a close up of each letter so you can see the fabric I chose.