Shabby-Chic Garland

February 19, 2016

Today I am popping in to share a sweet and simple craft I made for Harlow's shabby-chic 1st birthday in June.  Can you believe she is going to be one already, because I seriously can't.  With Harlow being my second, time seems to have gone much quicker and it makes me a tiny bit sad.  She finally dropped off her last middle-of-the-night wake up and I secretly miss that alone time her and I shared.  She was always so sleepy and peaceful during that feed.  The entire house would be quiet as I sat there rocking, softly kissing those sweet chubby cheeks while she played with my hair.  Usually she was quite gentle, but other times, geez that girl knows how to pull.  If post-partum doesn't account for much hair loss.. a grabby babe certainly will.  Unfortunately, I had both.

I'm pretty sure we are going to hold her 1st birthday at home, and I wanted to create something that I could use to photograph her with and as décor for the party.  I have been playing around with felt flowers and had an idea in mind to create a shabby-chic type garland to use.  The process is so unbelievably time consuming, but I actually made more vines than needed.

For now, they add the perfect touch of spring in her nursery, which we all could really use.