Sunday, January 31, 2010

Nursery: Part 4 - We're ready!

We've finally got the nursery finished. We may add a few things on the walls here and there, but for the most part, I think it turned out exactly like we wanted it! Enjoy the photos...

I made these letters myself! I'm pretty proud...not just for doing the letters, but actually getting them finished before Griffin's 1st birthday. I'm really good at starting projects, but not so great at finishing them. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. Might re-think the polka-dot ribbon next time (kind of takes away from the letters themselves), but overall I think they're cute.

I may try to make a living out of making letters....if you're interested, I'll give you a good deal!
I'll keep my prices low until I make it big...

Speaking of making a business out of craftiness...I have to give my friend JANA MAY a huge shout out for these next two pictures. She makes these adorable bag tags and kindly made me two of them. This one is already on Griffin's diaper bag. She will make them to order however you'd like....colors, monograms, address (great for a luggage tag), etc...

She also painted this AWESOME picture for Griffin's room. I wish the photo did it justice. There is so much detail in the painting that you can't really appreciate it unless you see it in person. I told her the colors of my room and mentioned that I liked owls and this is what her creative mind came up with! How special to have a custom piece of art made just for our litte one!

Jana - please post a link to your Etsy site in my comments. If anyone wants or needs anything crafty done for them, Jana is your girl! Her work is excellent and she's glad to do custom pieces according to your wants and needs.

Now that the nursery is finished, we're literally just waiting for our little man. A little anxious? Sure. Nervous? Yes. But Chad and I both can't wait to see what God has in store for us! My mom just sent me this great verse she came across and thought it was perfect for where we are right now...

"Wait for the Lord; Be strong and take heart, and wait for the Lord." Psalms 27:14

There are a lot of people who can't wait to meet you Griffin!...but we will wait....


  1. Thanks Rachel for the shout out!!! Yes, I would LOVE to make any custom painting or bag tag for sweet little one. Just tell me what you are interested in and I'll be happy to do it! Bag tags are $6.50 and paintings are based on size/materials, etc. You can e-mail me or visit my etsy store. I am currently working on uploading new products and I do not have much posted in my store but I can create custom orders. My e-mail is or visit my store at

  2. The nursery looks great! I love, love, love your letters. Can't wait to see it all in person.

  3. Rachel, the nursery looks SOOO good! I just love your letters and the owl painting! Hmmm... if we just knew our baby's name, I think I'd hire you to make his letters... I'm afraid that by the time we figure it out, you'll be way too busy with Griffin! Oh, I can't believe how close you are and I just can't wait!
    love you guys!

  4. The nursery looks SO cute! I really love it- very sweet and peaceful! Can't wait to meet him! Hang in there- you're SO close!
    Love ya! Jennifer

  5. Rachel...Everything looks just perfect for precious little Griffin's arrival. It is such a calm and peaceful room...I am sure that mom, dad and Griffin will enjoy getting to know one another in this beautiful environment. ABSOLUTELY love, love, love the letters and should start marketing them ASAP! I think there is a new revolution about to emerge...don't hide your treasures and gifts in a basket....Let them out and let them shine!

  6. Well "Baby Girl," looks like the nesting is done and what a great nest it is for "little
    Griffin. Mom and I are so excited and just
    sitting on ready! Griffin's gonna be great
    but from where I stand YOU set the bar mighty
    high. I Love You sooo Much!! DAD