Monday, January 26, 2009

Valentine's Wreath

I got this idea from this fabulous lady. Super easy to make and perfect to fill that empty spot. I used 18 gauge wire and bent it into a heart shaped and glued faux rose petals all around.

I also made a baby themed mini notebook. I'm keeping this in my purse and using it when I think of a potential name or feel the need to make some kind of baby themed list. Jeff even suggested bringing it to the hospital on the big day and keeping a journal of the day's events. Nursery paint has been purchased! We are going with a creamy white color and will do touches of pink in the wall and room decor. Jeff swears that the room is going to be painted by February 1. Let's keep our fingers crossed!


40 comments:

Lori said...

Karla, that wreath is lovely...i like the dainty simplicity of it...your baby journal is so sweet...the colors you picked out for the nursery sound wonderful:)

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Karla,

What a pretty and romantic wreath. The baby journal is a wonderful idea. It will be great to share with her one day. She can read what mommie was thinking and doing when she was busy growing in your tummy!
Enjoy.
Tammy

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That notebook is such a cute idea!

Patti said...

Hi Karla~ What a pretty wreath you showed- very sweet. The baby journal/notebook is just too cute!! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day~
Patti

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Karla,
I love your baby notebook. It is a beautiful design and a wonderful idea in sooo many ways! I think that many mothers to be will want one!

Hugs,
Mary

Fete et Fleur said...

This is gorgeous! I love the wreath. It's so simple and pretty. The little baby book is darling.

Hugs,
Nancy

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Cute book, and wreath. Great idea for the book. Bring it with and have any guests, or REALLY nice nurses sign the book. Your written thoughts to bebe will be very special.

Jeanie said...

That's gorgeous! And I love the notebook -- fabulous idea!

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Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Karla, thanks for visiting my blog.
What a pretty heart you have created.
Love the baby journal , but I don't know about taking it to hospital - you may be too.. busy to write in it - especially during delivery!!LOL
Alison

The Rose Room said...

Wreath and journal are so gorgeous! Rachaelxo

Monica said...

Super cute wreath !
look at you all crafty I havent made anything for this baby yet, I feel so bad , but just no creativity or energy!
i just got home form my 35 week appt and he says , 2 more weeks he will help me out by scraping me and hopefully getting the show on the road for this kiddo!
Hope you are well sweetie!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

The heart wreath is beautiful! I love the idea of bringing the journal to the hospital to record the event...

kari and kijsa said...

this is beautiful!!! If you get a chance...we are having a fun GIVEAWAY!!! this week!! Stop on by!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Jenn said...

Very pretty wreath, where do you get all these great ideas?!! The baby notebook is very nice, and I like Jeff's idea of recording the birth events.

Hugs,
Jenn

Rosemary said...

Pretty wreath.
Just catching up on the blogs.
Love the baby journal. Great idea.
Rosemary

The Whispering Poppies said...

Lovely wreath, Karla! The big day draws nearer and nearer... =)))

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh how adorable! and I just love that heart too!!

Margie said...

Karla,Thank you for posting and sharing, that wreath is just the thing for Valentine's day, and has an even more special significance for you with baby on the way. The little book is so cute, wishing you all the best. hugs Margie.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I love the rhinestone addition! Very sweet project Karla!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

The rose petal wreath is lovely.
And that sweet baby notebook (sigh)...what a wonderful way to stay organized with all of your baby needs.

Kimberly :)

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

How are you feeling Karla?? Ahhh, its so exciting, decorating the nursery.. Love the journal and the wreath.
Take care of yourself...
*hugs*
Sonia

Betty Jo said...

Your wreath is gorgeous! Sounds like Congrats are in order to the new parents-to-be. What fun you'll have decorating the nursery. xoxo

maryboys said...

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Back Through Time said...

Such a pretty wreath and the note book is a great idea!
Michelle

Bejeweled said...

That wreath is just lovely and so perfect for Valentine's Day!

And I love, love, love that little baby notebook! What a fabulous idea. And what a wonderful keepsake it will make for your little one in years to come!

Happy painting!

Grace said...

Karla The wreath is so pretty. Ok today is the 2nd ...did the painting happen??? Hugs Grace

twinkleshabbystar said...

Beautiful wreath Miss Karla! Sweet and romantic! EEEK! White and pink are beyond perfect for her room! Adore the baby notebook! Good luck with the painting!! XO,Jenn

amyelisedesigns said...

Beautiful wreath! And the baby journal is a great idea for the hospital and keeping little thoughts, etc. before baby comes. How exciting! Amy :)

natalea said...

the wreath is beautiful Karla!
hope you are feeling well!
xox natalea

Vintagebella ~ Andrea said...

Karla~ What a pretty wreath! I also love the baby book!

Lori said...

Karla, Such a precious wreath!! Oh the room is going to be beautiful, I just know it!! Lori

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

sooo darling sweetie!! great job!! love the wreath and the baby journal!! I hope you have a fantastic day!!! xoxo!!! Britt :-)

shabbydreaming said...

Hi!! The wreath is Lovely!! Your blog is just devine! Im coming back for more visit's!!
mandii

Vicki C said...

What a sweet Wreath!

The Whispering Poppies said...

I was just thinking of you, Karla! My oh my the time is drawing near!!!!! =)))))

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catieann said...

hi Karla
What a sweet blanket and precious nursery book. You are already just a month away!! HOoray. We are waiting for our first grandson after 6 beautiful grand daughters.
He was due on the 13th so hopefully any MINUTE.
We will be heading over their way on Thursday so hope he is here by then
catie

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Thank you for coming by Karla. How are you holding up? Any news yet? My niece might be born today. Just got a call from SIL on her way to the hospital.
Take care,
*Hugs*

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