Serena and Lily must have had a Baltimore baby in mind when they came up with their sweet James Bedding Collection. A girlfriend of mine is expecting her first, a boy, and I couldn't be more excited for her! Born and bred in Baltimore, she too will start this little one's life off in Charm City.
I caught wind that she had picked out the James Collection for the nursery. So sweet, right?!
photo via serenaandlily.com
Anyhoo, if you haven't caught on, I love me a hand made gift. And I think it is always special to receive something completely, 100% custom. Especially when you have been preggers for many months and well, you deserve it!
Not knowing what the little man's name is, I decided to make something for the nursery. But, also something the family can have down the line to use in any room.
So their last name it was....and the crab :)
I used an 11" x 11" piece of wood and re-created the crab. I used multiple layers of paint...sanded and distressed....using a hammer, I went to town!
Maybe Elmo inspired me, he gives me his 2 cents every now and then (me and elmo...we're tight!)
So I decided on a chalky red for the last name...
The edges are painted a light yellow (which you can't tell from this pic unfortunately)
There are 2 hanging brackets on the back or it can be propped up...........
PS....do you know why B-more is known as the "Charm City"? Here's some trivia for you:
During the 1970’s, in an effort to promote Baltimore, the city developed an advertising campaign called "CHARM CITY". Visitors to Baltimore were given a charm bracelet and encouraged to purchase charms at the many Baltimore area attractions. As a result, Baltimore became known as the "Charm City", a nickname still used to this day.
Looking to have something special created? Drop me a line! firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy July, everyone!