Surprise! I’m going to be a Mom for the first time in a few weeks. My son, Owen Anthony is expected sometime around August 6th, which is just a couple short weeks away!
Our Holiday season was so successful that I had to take a short break in January to recover from all the orders and packaging. Around the same time, the infamous “Morning Sickness” reared its ugly head and continued well into April. Can you believe it lasted 20 weeks! -One of the hardest challenges I had to go through. Sadly, I also had to stop soldering because of all the chemicals so I thought that waiting until the Fall after the baby arrives would be the better plan of action.
My little hiatus wasn’t a total design loss. I was able to create a few simple pieces and dream of the jewelry that I would make for this Fall. We are also making plans to exhibit at a few craft fairs before the holidays so please look out for future announcements about where and when.
A lot of my creative energy over the past few months went into creating perfect little space for baby. Since the meaning of the name Owen in Welsh is “Young Warrior”, I thought what a great theme for a nursery and ran with the idea! I only had a small space to work with, so I had to be very choosy when it came to picking out furniture and decor.
We chose the Stokke Sleepi Crib, which is so perfect for us because it starts as a small bassinet and extends into a full sized crib by just adding a few pieces. I absolutely love the hanging bar since it made it super easy to hang our knitted horse mobile. Since wall paper was out of the question, we opted for a simple accent wall by painting it light grey and ordering some white pine tree vinyl stickers from Etsy that creates a similar effect. I was lucky enough to find a rug that had a Native American foliage inspired feel to it to define the small space and add to the forest concept that I was going for.
Finally to help the theme come together, my husband and I picked two pieces for the wall décor that we both loved. I’m a big Pinterest user and saw the photographs from The Animal Print Shop all over the site. I fell in love with the clean and magical look the photography lends itself to nursery decor. My husband thought they were drawings at first! Since Eric and I are both animal lovers especially because of our dog Rocky, we choose a photograph of a very close relative animal of our beloved pooch…Owen’s Spirit Animal – a baby wolf! Coincidently, at the Etsy shop Little Wild Wolf, which is based in the United Kingdom, we found the coolest woven tapestry that fits perfectly in the corner of the room. Eric calls it Owen’s lucky talisman.
Mobile: Pottery Barn Kids
Dresser: West Elm
Changing Pad: Kekaroo Peanut
Lamp: West Elm
Wolf Print: The Animal Print Shop
Pine Tree Decals: Etsy – Fairy Dust Decals
Woven Tapestry: Etsy – Little Wild Wolf
Hamper & Diaper Caddy: JJ Cole