Getting Crafty

I only got about 4 hours of sleep last night. I am not a happy person today, but there is no time for whining!

I am 25 weeks today! Argh…that means in just 15 weeks we’ll be parents! It will be here before we know it.

We are running out of time, so I decided to really get to work on the art for the nursery. Normally I would just order something from Etsy, but I thought it might be fun to get crafty. I normally am not a DIY kind of girl, but I figure it will be good practice for when I have to help the kid with school projects. Turns out it actually is fun (*gasp*). I’m enjoying painting. I am a perfectionist and very hard on myself, so the fact that I’m accepting my work as being decent, is nice. I’m no Van Gogh, but it’s good enough for me.

This past weekend we went to Michael’s and they were having a sale on canvas (a pack of 7 canvases for $20!!) and acrylic paint, so we picked up some colors that go with the scheme of the nursery. I “finished” one canvas today. By finished I mean there is one heart that is bugging me and needs fixing, but I will conquer it!

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^not the finished product, but you get the idea.

I just started work on the 2nd canvas; first coat of paint is done. 

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Did you know you’re supposed to “prepare” the canvas when painting with acrylic? Yeah, I didn’t either. Needless to say, we skipped that step. I think they’re turning out pretty good for a non-crafty (soon-to-be) mom. The 3rd one I have planned (an owl) it’s more complicated in my head (cut out paper feathers, maybe?), so I have it’ll be a couple days before I iron out what I really want to do.

Stay tuned!

Countdown to baby: 104 days…

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