Tuesday, June 2, 2015

a special delivery, and a special finish!

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 d├ęcor, 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)

J. Child Baby Sleeping

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.

J. Child Baby Sleeing

(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?

J. Child Baby Sleeping

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. 

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