Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Project Mode

With the Lamp's impending arrival I've jumped head first into project mode.  With Beanie I didn't have a nursery to decorate...I had a 3 foot stretch of wall in which to place a mini-crib.  So now we're moving the studio up to the attic and making an official nursery for Lamp.  At first I was sad to let go of my studio, but now I'm really excited.  The attic will be a studio/play room and the nursery will be an actual nursery.  So I'm trying to finish up some a long list of projects before we make the big move. One thing I finally finished today is Beanie's quilt for her big girl bed.  Remember that old thing?  After my 'crib confessional' I don't think we're going to worry about the actual big girl bed for a while, but at least the quilt is done.

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{As you can see, one reason I have a hard time decorating is that I hate limiting myself to a color palette.  I just want any and all colors to work at any given time, in any given space.  Especially for Beanie's room...I just think a kids room should be colorful.  Anywho...}  

Next on the list:
1.  Paint mini-crib
2.  Paint desk
3.  Paint nursery {I'm planning a purple nursery...I'm kinda excited. Ok, so maybe I can do a color scheme...maybe.}

It feels good to be productive.  I know I when the baby comes I'll be headed for a period of non-productivity... and I'm cool with that.  


10 comments:

  1. I love Beanie's quilt. By the way, the end of easy going to bed time pretty much coincided with moving to a big girl bed for Josie. And, I totally understand that need to finish projects. I felt the same way prior to this baby number 3 and still have issues with the non productive time. But I have to remember that just being a mom is productive. I'm producing wonderful little people! Take care :)

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  2. I love the quilt - it reminds me of one of your paintings!

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  3. The. Quilt. Looks. So. Good! I love it, love it, love it. I was in hyper drive before Soren and now, not so much.

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  4. Juli--So true...I too have to remember that just being a mom is enough.

    Britty--Thanks...that makes me happy you think that.

    Mo--And thank you--considering you tackled the Denise Schmidt quilt 'o awesomeness and intimidation I appreciate that. {ps--do you guys still live in Chicago? If so I'm going to kick myself that I didn't think to get a hold of you while we were in town...that would be friend #2 we forgot lived in Chicago.}

    Care--and thanks too...

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  5. It looks fantastic!

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  6. Holy Cow, that quilt would have taken me forever! That looks amazing. How did you do it?!

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  7. wow, that quilt is kind of fantastic!

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  8. i LOVE her quilt. LOVE!

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  9. What a gorgeous quilt!

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