The curtains are done! The curtains are hung!
You know how when you’ve been working on something for a long time you kind of get sick of it? I started printing these curtains in November I think it was, then put them away during the Christmas crazies, then got them out again last month. I drew up the design several years ago when I saw the curtains here, so we’ve had a pretty long relationship, these curtains and I. On Saturday after I clipped them to the rings strung on the curtain rod I was ready to call the whole thing a total bust, but now that I’ve had some time to breath from the rolling ink and stamping, rolling and stamping, rolling and stamping, and just sit back and look at them, walk past them, and pull their light airiness open and shut, they’ve grown on me. They make this new home feel a little bit more “me.”
So, while I was in the hanging mood I turned to my stack of Karl Blossfeldt photogravures that has been gathering dust on the floor in my bedroom.
It’s been nearly 8 months since we moved in here. I guess it is about time I started hanging art on the walls and add a little more me-ness to this place, even though it is a rental.
And, one more thing to go with this theme of hanging. Our little baby has discovered his hands this week.
I’ve made baby gyms before, I remember one in particular I made for Jonah out of “crazy pipe” (bendable sprinkler pipe) covered with quilting fabric, but I think I’ve finally come up with a design I love. I was going to just buy one, but I wanted something simple and wooden, and couldn’t find anything for a price I was willing to pay. I went to Home Depot and found all the wood I needed on one isle. Then I made springy-toy-dangler-things from some favorite fabric scraps and Hunter has been entertained for hours. I exaggerate not! The Tigger and Eeyore are favorites from when Brenna was tiny– I remember vividly the first time she reached for something, opened her little hand, grabbed it, and stuffed it in her mouth. It was that skinny ring on that Tigger while we were driving back to Utah after living in Boulder, Colorado for the summer. Here we are, in Colorado again, with a little baby, and Tigger is definitely his toy of choice.
I’ll have a tutorial on making a simple wooden baby gym posted here soon!