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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Nesting


(Thanks for sharing your birdies, Lynn!)
Cradle Song
from Sea Dreams
by Alfred Lord Tennyson

What does the little birdie say
In her nest at peep of day?
Let me fly, says little birdie,
Mother, let me fly away.
Birdie, rest a little longer,
Till the little wings are stronger.
So she rests a little longer,
Then she flies away.

What does little baby say,
In her bed at peep of day?
Baby says, like little birdie,
Let me rise and fly away.
Baby, sleep a little longer,
Till the little limbs are stronger.
If she sleeps a little longer,
Baby too shall fly away.


I was going through a bunch of old pictures and came across the following two of the baby nursery in our old home. It was first decorated when I was expecting Levi, though we didn't know if we were having a girl or a boy. The nest theme was perfect and neutral. I loved how soft and calm it felt!

My younger sister helped me paint this mural on the wall. She did the branches and nest. I did the words (in robin's egg blue, of course, though it's hard to tell in the photo).
After Luke was born, I wanted something fresh on another wall and painted this circle collage using craft paint (adding Leif's name when he was born). There are so many variations that you could do using repeated circles with paint. You could make them small or cover a whole wall. Any color. Any images or words within the circles. I'm thinking I need to add something like this to the boys' bedroom! But then, we all know I like circles.


The colors are a little off on these pictures, but it's the best I have!

8 comments:

Dreams of a Country Girl said...

creative and beautiful -- just like you

Heidi said...

Hey, aren't you supposed to be moving or something? LOL! Thanks for the kind words, as always. :)

simple mom said...

Hey Heidi - You need to check out this post that went up about 10 minutes ago!

http://www.todayshomemaker.com/2008/05/14/carnival-of-modern-home-dwelling-day-one-art-and-craft-part-ii/

It looks like you and I won something! I didn't even know they were doing prizes for this; I just thought it was a carnival. And it was all 100% your idea - so I need to thank YOU!

Heidi said...

Simple Mom~ How fun! Thanks for helping me win something. Wahooo. :) I sent her an email.

heather said...

Awww...I always loved your nursery! So sweet.

E and T said...

Hi Heidi

What a beautiful and unique nursery you created for your boys. I love the nest theme and mural.
Gorgeous.

Kindra said...

What a beautiful meural! And the circles with the boys names are a wonderful idea. I might have to do something like that with my boys' names! Have a great day!

Jenny said...

I LOVE the mural!!