Friday, January 28, 2011

Belly Shots - 21 Weeks

Baby bird update!!  So I got impatient with waiting on maternity pictures so I broke out the trusty 'ol camera remote and did some self portraits.
And I'm so glad I did.  I figured that when I'm showing a lot more that I may not be "into" pics.
 I had lots of fun shooting these but since they were taken in my driveway I'm sure the folks passing on my street thought I was totally crazy.
 So this will be my half way mark pics.
 I'll be taking plenty more I'm sure.  But these will more than likely be my favorites since I'm not crazy swollen yet.
Oh and one more thing to share...
This is the updated patterns for the fabrics in the baby's room.  They are ordered and on the way!  I can't wait!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Baby Bird Apparel Update

 Loving knits.  Love.
This adorable new born set is from http://www.etsy.com/shop/sandscrochet.  She does wonderful work and its very affordable.

Here is another option from http://www.etsy.com/shop/auntmimisdesigns.   Love the baby blue.
She also does some adorable hats too...
Did I mention I love Etsy shops? 

This is gonna be one well dressed infant.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Best

We have officially started a new family tradition at our house...Sunday brunch.
This was this past Sunday when we had my parents join us.  My parents did this for us when we were kids to teach us table manners and such so I thought it would be sweet to do it for our kids. Granted that effort was lost on my brother so it may not work for my boys!

Since my parents joined us this week, it brought back some wonderful memories. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Baby Bird Apparel Update

During my recent Esty shopping spree, I found a few wonderful pieces for the baby bird's new wardrobe...
 ...and even a couple coordinating items for his big brother Z.
I'm super excited about these items from a great little Etsy shop called Mamma Runs With Scissors.  They do custom shirts, onesies and leg warmers for the kiddos.  Amazingly cute stuff!  These are the items I have on order but I will be getting more from her soon!! 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Stitching up a storm...

So I've been going a little crazy on Etsy...window shopping (and a tiny bit of purchasing) for baby stuff!!
But this pretty little diddy was made by me and I'm oh so proud!
I knew I wanted to get a travel changing pad with a pocket for a couple diapers & a pack of wipes.  I was never prepared for public changes with Z so this time I will be ready!  Etsy had some cute ones but either they didn't have the pocket for diapers or it was crazy over priced.  So I broke out the 'ol sewing machine and whipped up a great option!  I'm so proud and a little validated by what I can do.  Now my mind is swimming with ideas for bibs, burp cloths, blankets and even baby slings!  I've done some burp cloths before and a few other odds and ends for friends and family but this time it's for me and our little one so I'm really excited to try some new stuff that I know will make our lives a tiny bit easier;)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gypsy Business

Last month we had a new member join our family...
It's a 1948 Ford Panel Truck.  And it's amazing.  We stumbled across it at a friend's home when doing a jewelry party before Christmas.  David bugged me for weeks to contact her about it and explained how perfect it would be for Deep South Gyspies.  Finally I got excited about it and we gave her a call.  She quickly told us it was not for sale...it was her husband's "project" and he would never sell it.  She texted me that night with a price.  We though on it for a week or two and even when visit it a few times.  On the second trip to see it David got to talking with them about it and found out some wonderful local historic details about it that made us HAVE to have it.  It's always been a local vehicle and as it turns out it belonged to the Sheriff's department and used to transport jail inmates at a time when my grandfather was Chief Crimial Deputy at the Sheriff's department so it's more than likely that my grandfather drove it from time to time before becoming Sheriff himself. 

We plan on fixing it up and using it for Deep South Gypsy shows!  I'm so excited and can't wait to share the progress with you!!

Bump Update...

Now that we are at our half way mark I thought i would start sharing some bump pics and maybe some maternity fashion too;)
18 weeks

21 weeks

Monday, January 17, 2011

Baby Bird Nest Update

Ok so now that we know what we are having, we can plan, plan, plan.  So I found the color scheme we will be going with and found a photo of the inspiration room.

It's classic yet trendy...traditional, yet modern.  I love the mesh of design.
Now with a color scheme picked out I thought we would go with sort of a nature theme.  So much fun!

Below is some wall art I'm admiring and considering now...

For bedding, I think I'm going to attempt to make my own...or at least cover Zane's baby bedding in new material and freshen it up a bit.  Here are my fabric choices I'm thinking about...
Lots of inspiration and lots to share.  Lets make this a little series, shall we?

Thursday, January 06, 2011

So it's a...

Little BLUE bird!!
BOY OH BOY!  Yep, Z will have a little baby brother in May.  We had the ultrasound today and got to meet the little fella.  We are super excited to start preparing for our little guy!