i love being able to use needlepoint as a special gift for life's little occasions. one such occasion is the birth of a new family member! once my cousin and his wife confirmed the gender of the baby (boy), and once i had a few details on the nursery décor, i set to work!
i knew i wanted to use the j. child "baby sleeping" canvas because of the sweet little giraffe (and the fact that the nursery had multiple giraffes in it)
but i knew i wanted to incorporate a different background. the mommy-to-be had decorated in lots of navy and white stripes, so i based the background off of that. i covered up the star, and changed the color of the writing to coordinate.
(picture above was taken before giraffe's body was complete, but you get the idea!)
i was able to use most of my stash, with the exception of the navy neon rays. i forgot i had done this canvas once before for a friend wayyyyy back when, remember?
here's a horrible picture of my lap because we were racing to get to the hospital to see this sweet little face!
eek so cute! i love transforming a canvas to make it uniquely yours, and i know that it will have a special place hanging in baby boy's room.