In the Works

Well, in my head anyway. It’s a bit too early to put the babe’s room together but while going easy on pinched sciatic nerves, aching hips and a sprained neck muscle, I’ve got some time to (internet) window shop, find inspiration in a billion places, and plan lots of little oohs and aahhs. Here’s inspiring pretties, whether it be the colors, textures or projects, that will eventually be thrown in the blender that is my brain and come out jumbled in a baby room.

One more thing: In case you’re wondering, I’m not planning on turning my focus to raising kids on this here, blog. Just going to try and keep with crafts and things that may be nice for all, whether you be the child rearin’ type or not. I mean, I would totally still be making these things for myself anyway.


Go visit this site! You will adore it.


from Mini-Eco


and pretty much all the garland/pennants in this post over at Poppytalk. Instant happy is right!

(My brief Flickr rant: I actually found this over on Flickr (but I’m linking it to another post featuring the whole nursery [which Jennifer did an amazing job on]) but Flickr has now made it impossible to post photos if someone has disabled their downloading. Totally understandable but it just means I would have to write every single person and ask them to send me a jpeg of the picture I want. Kind of annoying for honest folks who would give credit anyway and it makes blogging with visuals especially difficult. SO, if you are the crafty type but like your stuff to be shared with others, you might want to reconsider allowing the public access to your pictures. Just so you know. O.K. I’m done.)


I LOVE these mirrors!


Area rug from The Land of Nod

Adorable flashcards illustrated by Julie Mostad

I’d also love to get her books:

I’m also really looking forward to making a lot of Sunprints. I have always loved these but I think they will really look fantastic against our grey/blue wall and I have done so many in my life, I’m looking forward to the challenge of being more creative with them. If you’ve never done these…well, why not?! They are so fun and you don’t have to be interested in photography to have fun with them. They are great fun for kids too.

Go get creative!









November 1, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Art and Neat stuff, Me and Mine.


  1. Lisa replied:

    I remember planning a baby room, do it like you want, they take over soon enough. šŸ˜‰

    Sunprints!? I had no idea what you were talking about, I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this! How cool!

    Feel better soon!

    • Modern Ma'am replied:

      šŸ™‚ Thanks Lisa! I’m pretty excited. And you HAVE to get some sunprints! All you do is use water! You can really make some beautiful prints. I really love using different types of lace across the whole piece and then put another photo on top or something. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  2. bookwormbethie replied:

    sorry you are all ache-y šŸ˜¦ is it related to the pregnancy? i’ve pulled some muscles/nerves in my neck before and it is no fun, hurts so much at first that it makes me cry šŸ˜¦ hope you are handling it better than i would šŸ˜‰

    thanks for the links too, do you find out the sex of the baby this month?!

    • Modern Ma'am replied:

      Thanks Bethie. It is pregnancy related. The sciatic nerve anyway. Turns out the sciatic nerve runs just under the uterus so unfortunately, there is no way to relieve the pinch except to have the baby. :/ Thanks for your empathy. šŸ™‚ Our chance to find out the sex of the baby is on the 29th! Eek! I can’t wait. I’m pretty sure we’re going to do it. ā¤

  3. bookwormbethie replied:

    yowza, i didn’t know that, i hope that you aren’t in too much constant pain in regards to the sciatic nerve.

    the 29th!!! how exciting!!!!! if i were pregnant, i would totally want to know the sex the baby, i couldn’t wait that long to find out the surprise! plus knowing if it’s a boy or girl will help you plan your fun stitchy & decorating projects accordingly šŸ˜‰

  4. funksteena replied:

    I LOVE SUNPRINTS. My favorite go-to kid activity ever. They love it almost as much as I do.

    Those mirrors are perfect. Are you going to do a changing station? I recommend not having a mirror over one, unless it’s aimed directly at baby eye level and secure (like screwed down and not made of glass secure). No one should have to see what their sleep deprived 3 a.m. self looks like on a regular basis, just for sanity’s sake.

    I vote for knowing the sex too. I hate surprises. And it gave us time to research things like circumcision (no way).

    • Modern Ma'am replied:

      OOOh! I will have a changing table so that is an excellent point! I don’t think I would have taken myself into consideration. And yes, RPK is really leaning towards knowing, mostly to help with the bonding while in utero. I however, am just impatient and also a big fat no to the “c” word too.

  5. funksteena replied:

    p.s. sciatica nerve sympathy over here.

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