Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Carter Elephant Invite

What I love about the Carter Elephant Green nursery bedding is how the palette is a little outside the box for a baby boy's room - green and brown instead of the traditional shades of blue. And the elephants are too cute to boot!

Here's an idea for a matching invitation - love it!

Cool, Calm Nursery Idea

Image from Apartment Therapy

There might be a few too many chairs in this nursery, but I am lovely the color palette and calming decor. And the boat mobile was home-made! Check out how to make one yourself over at Oh-Dee-Doh!

Customized Ahoy Mate Image for Baby Shower Cake

 Did you know that you can take your favorite photo to your local Marsh (or any bakery with the same technology) and have it printed onto edible paper and placed on top of a sheet cake of your choice for decoration?

Well, why not make your cake match your baby bedding and invites?! A fabulous idea!!

For the shower I am helping with I reworked the artwork I used for the invites into an image that would be able to transfer on a cake!

Like the idea? Email me for pricing and more info about how to get customized artwork for your baby shower cake! squasebarth at gmail dot com or visit my etsy shop at

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lambs & Ivy Baby Cocoa Invitation Design

Image from Babies R Us

Been noticing more and more that baby shower invitations to match your crib bedding are hard to find! I helped with this shower invitation last year for a friend's family member. Her bedding is pictured above - Lambs & Ivy Baby Cocoa - a sophisticated safari theme.

And here is the invite I designed to match the theme! She loved them!

We also designed a card for directions (available on my Etsy shop) and these two inserts for a diaper raffle and baby books.

Interested in this invitation or having an invite designed to match your crib bedding of choice? Let me know! Visit my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/squasebarth to see more of my work and contact information or email me at squasebarth at gmail dot com.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Vintage Modern Nursery = Love

Just when I convince myself to go more modern with the furniture - in pops a great vintage Jenny Lind nursery idea...ah, gorgeous! Love the blue, the flowers painted on th wall, the mod- bedding in contrast to the vintage crib. And the print about the crib....darling!

From Oh Dee Doh

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Warm, Modern Nursery

Having a rough time deciding if I would want to go in the more modern dresser/crib set like the one shown here or something more Jenny Lind. Hmm? Loving the way this nursery looks! Modern dresser, but not cold - the chair and wall accent really warms up the decor.

And do I see one of those little glass stools I have been drooling over by the chair??!? Oh yes I do!! I have been trying to convince my hubby I need one *for the future nursery* and he says they look dangerous and what would you use it for? Well, lookey there Bob - you can use it as little book/nightstand. Love it!

Found on: A Life's Design

Quilt Inspiration

With the warm weather slowly making its exit - I am getting more and more in the mood to knit and sew and get crafty in general! And one of the things on my goals for 2009 is to make a quilt. So I have been pine all year long over fabric, etc - waiting for inspiration to strike.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, inspiration has struck! I saw this fabric line on the Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber blog and fell in love! I am envisioning a smallish quilt in my future. :)

Need help, like me, on knowing how many charms you need for your quilt? Use this handy little page I found online!

Hushabye Charm Pack
Tula Pink for Moda Fabrics

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Price: $8.50 per charm pack

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Modern Eclectic? Oh, I like it!!

Pretty sure that "modern eclectic: is a good way to describe how our *future* nursery might end up. I love, love, love the crib - how cute and so very vintage!

And pairing vintage with modern - love it! Super in love in the little weiner dog light - he's been in more than one nursery focus and he is cute! And the little plush floor square...gotta me one of those! :)

Found on Oh Dee Doh