Baby’s First Craft

9 Mar

We’re back!! We welcomed a beautiful baby girl to the world three weeks ago tomorrow. Here is a photo of our little bundle of joy, Kate, cuddling in front of the fireplace.

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It has been a whirlwind three weeks. It’s strange to even be back on the computer. While DIY has obviously taken a back seat, we were able to do a fun little handprint craft project to capture this time when she is so tiny.

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To make it, I picked up three colors of acrylic paint, an 8 x10 frame and four pieces of white card stock from Michael’s.

I made four versions knowing we might have trouble getting a good print from Miss Kate.

IMG_4423It’s very important that the baby be asleep when you take their handprint. We tried it with her awake and just ended up with a clenched fist full of paint and a huge mess. Rookie mistake!

With her sleeping, it was still a bit of a challenge but we got three good ones out of four.

We hung the handprint art in Kate’s room above the rocker.

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Looking forward to starting on my next craft for Kate which is going to be something like this.

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Source: http://diycozyhome.com/how-to-make-a-button-monogram/

I’m also going to have a final kitchen reveal and an update on the addition very soon!

2 Responses to “Baby’s First Craft”

  1. Shey March 11, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    My daughter’s name is Kate, too! It’s actually Catherine, but she prefers Kate even though we called her CiCi when she was young. She’s a cutie. I love that button monogram! I’m thinking Christmas presents for family members.

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