Wednesday, October 5, 2011

{Wreaths, embroidery hoops, ETC...}

As I sit here at my desk on this Fall day, I am loving the sound of the rain outside my window and the fact that I am still in my pj's and it's 4:00 in the afternoon (hehe - our little secret, k?!).

A little earlier in the week when it was still sunny, I finally got around to changing out the wreaths on my doors to be slightly more Fall-ish. I totally suck at creating Fall-ish wreaths, I've decided....
I was going for simple and understated, yet festive. I kind of missed the mark. They need a bow......or something. I plan to make them cooler at some point, I just need to mull it over a bit.

In other news, I had inherited some embroidery hoops from my sister a while back, and want to somehow incorporate them into the gallery wall that I am planning for the nursery above the changing table/dresser. Here is some of my inspiration for the gallery wall & hoops.....

Being that I have never done them before, and I am not a whiz at "embroidering" in general, I thought I'd just sit down and give it a shot.....


Stage 1...

Stage 2....


My lines are less than straight, and my skills are limited, but I had fun trying it out. Ali said that she would have thought I would have done it with the hoop sitting vertically....but....I guess I felt like the little knobby thing should be at the top. Yes? No? I don't know, but I went with it. Maybe it threw me off because it wasn't a round hoop....? I don't know. I think it's kinda cute. I will play with them some more to see if I can come up with something fun to add to the gallery. I think I only want one or two in the mix anyway.

Regarding our baby boy, I am 21 weeks today :) over half way there. I had my 20 wk appt last week and they said that everything looks fantastic!! Yay!! Here is his tiny foot......that I can actually feel kicking me from time to time now!! So cool!

And we have officially locked in a name. BIG TIME YAY!!! After much deliberation, we have decided on . . . . .
Oliver Cash Vinograd

We are SO excited and can't wait to meet our little Ollie!

I also ordered a custom baby blanket & burp cloth with that scooter fabric that I showed you a few posts back. I decided to keep it simple and to not add it into the crib bedding, but I definitely wanted something made out of it, and it turned out perfectly....

Since I am sewing challenged, I enlisted the help of Kristina at Sirbubbadoo. I found her shop on Etsy and she was terrific from start to finish. She finished everything super quick and shipped everything out crazy fast. I am 100% happy with the end result. If you have any baby shower needs, I HIGHLY recommend ordering from Sirbubbadoo! Thank you Kristina for bringing my vision to life!

While all is well with the baby in my tummy, unfortunately, little Sadie (my furry baby) has a bum foot. She has torn into her pad on the bottom of her right paw for some reason. She is super bummed, but I can't help thinking that she is too cute when she is all coned-up...

Poor little thing. And when I take the cone off, she tries to eat through the bandage on the hurt paw, or starts digging into the healthy one, so I have no choice. DOH!! She's killing me! Hopefully she heals up soon.

So, that's all for my randomness today. I hope you are all having a great week so far. I definitely am!



  1. okay so first things first, LOVE the name Oliver!!!!! Like if I had a boy I would want to name him Oliver! Second, your embroidery is awesome! I love the fabric you used! And third poor puppy, hope he is out of the "cone of shame" soon!

  2. I have always loved that name. It's all so exciting!

  3. I love the name Oliver too! Ever since I saw the movie Unfaithful with Oliver Martinez, who I fell in love with at first sight, it's been on my unborn baby name list. Great choice guys!!