Friday, September 19, 2014

DIY Dreamcatcher

Derek's father gave Doak a dreamcatcher when he was born. 
(See Post: Doak's "Big Boy" Room)
 I loved this gift and realized... what a great comfort for a child to tell them they will have sweet dreams because the web will catch any harm that comes their way.

Although the items I'm using aren't sacred its the idea that holds true and I appreciate the art of the ancient legend.

I'm on a mission to take away nightmares for all little ones! : )



This is my playful catcher. My friend Ashley's little one, Declan, has a big boy room now and I know how that can be scary for them when they have to move on and be brave to sleep without barriers. So he gets a dreamcatcher!


Her color palette are the colors above. I grabbed some paint swatches to create the feathers and arrowheads. 

Some leather string, wooden beads and hand cut feathers.

I kept the metal craft ring exposed instead of wrapping it for a modern look.

Love this little guy.

Playful feathers
Arrow heads and beads

Looks great in Rowan's room...
 
and Doak's room too!
Sweet dreams for baby Declan!


Much love,
Melis


Friday, September 12, 2014

Doak's "Big Boy" Room!


Doak's turn!
Doak's the big brother now and he has the bedroom to prove it.

I posted about Doak's nursery in 2011 and a lot has changed since then. Check out these post to see Before and After, Doak's Nursery and his room featured in R.HOME Magazine.

The following photos show the changes that happened in only three short years... the little details that show Doaky's personality!

Where once sat a crib is now a platform bed!

And a sweet guitar from Mike and Karen!

Playing some tunes and sporting his bead necklace he made.

Tuning...

and jammin.

Every kid has to have a keyboard.

And a handmade afghan from Jenny! 

Long Live Doak!

Snow cap and Steelers mittens!
P.S. Not to thrilled about losing to the Ravens last night!


Beach sign with his favorite vehicle... the VW bus. We have a collection from different places we have visited.

Carpet Sample Art!

Mirror view of textured carpet wall

Doak Walker
"The Little Guy Who Fooled The Pros."
Original Magazine from the 1950's



Birds in the sky


His sweet Teepee from a local powwow.


The key to a keeping a child's room tidy... cool baskets!

 


Handmade quilt from Johnna.
Comforter from Target.


Dream Catcher from pap pap Tom.
 Always sweet dreams for Doaky Bear!

His best sleeping bud from Grandma TT!


Instagram laundry


We had these photos hanging on the mantel for his 2nd birthday party.



See Post: Doak Fest 2012



His music wall has only started to grow... we have a Father John Misty and Tycho poster to add (his favorite artists). We listened to Bon Iver constantly when he was first born... put him right to sleep.

Photo Booth sign made by Johnna for his baby shower

See Post: Doak's Baby Shower



Windy tree wall decal.
 The calm before the storm... my favorite part.


Much love,

Melissa 


Friday, September 5, 2014

New handmade digs from D & J!

We got some new handmade onesies for baby Row from Dan and Johnna and they are ADORABLE!


Which one do we pick??? Bebe, Ben or Bella!!!
Art by Dan (Sheetsworks)
Hand sewn by Johnna 



We'll start with Bebe... our first born (kitty).

OMG, I can't get over these or baby bubbles!
Notice the bow tie... Bebe is a tuxedo cat.
And the hand sewn threads... a lot of time spent by Johnna to frame her hubby's work.

Next is Ben!
Our green eye kitty sporting some green threads.
Rowan looking fly in his grey Ben onesie and grey kitty hat.



Benny 





And finally our sweet Bella aka Bello.

Notice the halo... Bella just pasted away and we miss her everyday.


Our blue eyed beauty and Rowan sporting the matching blue kitty hat.


I had to add these next few because Rowan was such a trooper at 3 weeks old... so funny! 
 

TTTTIIIII...

IIIMMM...

BBBBEEERRRR!!!


Sweet Bello!

Much love,

Melissa