24 February 2011

The Spring Tree



Last Christmas, my family went home to Utah for a visit.  One of my favorite stops is at Robert's Craft--where my mom is a designer.  I always love looking at what she is working on.  I almost died when I saw her icy inter tree.  I knew immediately that I wanted one for next Christmas.
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Fast forward a few months later, and it is raining branches in my yard.  I used one for Olive's baby bird mobile, and found another...perfect for the Spring Tree!
Then add some Spring-inspired ornaments!
 
I can't wait to show you the other items I am making for my Spring display!

17 February 2011

Olive's Baby Bird Mobile

When I was pregnant with Olive, baby magazines began to appear in my mailbox. One of them featured a beautiful nature-inspired nursery designed by Zeal Interiors that I immediately fell in love with. My favorite part?  A simple white branch mobile with white swallows suspended from it.  It was so charming, and looked simple enough to duplicate. 
I put off making it for a while because of the craziness of a cross-country move, new baby, husband in law school, etc.  I had almost forgotten about it until I stumbled upon the most beautiful branch in my yard. It was just too perfect to be ignored.  I plucked it from the ground and got to work on my own colorful rendition.