Thursday, January 22, 2009

Kickin' some Martha Stewart ass!

For Tess' first birthday Adam's mom made her the most PRECIOUS cupcake birthday dress, with a cupcake applique and her name monogrammed. This lady has some talent. Let me tell you.

Well, what to do with the darling dress after it has been worn? Frame it! So I took some leftover material from her glorious bedding and wrapped it around some cardboard, layed the dress gently on top, covered with glass, and OUILA!!! The cutest thing in the world, hanging on my daughter's wall.

I also painted the frame in a mint green that matches the bedding and such.

The bedding was also made by Iddy. I have an antique iron double bed in her room, for her to use after the cribdays are over, Iddy made the bedskirt and pillows to match the crib bedding. When Tess is done with her crib, I don't have to change the entire room, just take out the crib, stick in a dresser. A big girl room is born.

Her room is cuter in person than it photographs. But I was very proud of my creativity and wanted to show off.


Isn't it just darling?

And here is her crib. Please take note of all the millions of things this little toot sleeps with. Seriously, the SIDS foundation would not be happy with us. At all. Two stuffed animals, a baby doll, three lovies, and a blanket. Every night. She isn't particular about which stuffed animal or lovey it is, just the amount seems to make a difference. But a baby doll always needs to be with her.
I've created a monster.

13 comments:

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

And it probably won't change. Peanut sleeps with an Eyore, teddy bear, baby doll and TWO lovies. Count 'em-two. She says one for her and the other for bear. And then when she comes to our bed sometimes in the morning when she wakes up, she brings them all with her...

Lori said...

Hahaa, that's cute. Her Birthday dress is just darling!

starnes family said...

I love it! Exactly as you described it and I can't wait to do the same with Lainey's. Great idea.

KDLOST said...

that is PRECIOUS! seriously, so cute. :) don't you LOVE having a little girl to spoil!

lifeinbeverlyhills said...

Awesome idea for the dress. My MIL is a framer and she has framed endless christening gowns and such. I never would have thought to do this with Avery's dress.

As for the things in her crib, Avery did and still does the same thing. There is barely room for her. I always worried but I got past it. Now she sleeps with books. Go figure.

To answer your question about the ponies - I about spit my drink out when I walked in from the kitchen and saw the ponies "hanging out" on the coffee table.

Have a great day!

Michelle said...

SO CUTE! You've got talent girl! I want an Iddy. She did a fabulous job making the bedding.

Luke sleeps with a duck, bear, bunny, dog, one lovey, one medium blanket, and we just added one larger blanket, and tiny pillow. Hoping to use the last two to transition him to a big boy bed at some point. I can't believe he sleeps with ALL of that.

If the shoe FITZ said...

Great idea! Very resourceful of you!

Heather said...

So precious!!! Her room is gorgeous! I absolutely love the dress. But of course I am a sucker for ALL THINGS MONOGRAMMED! You did a great job framing it - looks awesome!

I'm with Michelle - I want an Iddy!!!! You are so lucky!

morewineplease said...

It really is beautiful! Way to go.... and yes, please go really kick Martha's ass!

The Soladay Family said...

I have nothing but jeans and T-shirts to frame at my house...=(
Love the crib bedding!

whereismymind said...

Lovely, my friend! Just gaw-jus! And Avery had almost the exact same dress! I'm soooo framing it. I'll be a copycat... I don't mind.

Live.Love.Eat said...

THAT is a wonderful idea framing the dress. You did a bang up job.

Lulu the Midwife said...

Hey excellent idea. It really looks great.