Thursday, June 9, 2011

Welcoming Stella June Barrett!!!

This week/weekend was absolutely FANTASTIC!!  My one and only big sis came into town with her big old prego belly.  It was so great to see her and now I only have a few more months to go until I meet the newest member of our family, Stella June Barrett.  We threw Shena a baby shower on Saturday and the rest of the week was completely devoted to crafting... or should I say nesting.  To anyone who has ever been pregnant out there you know the uncontrollable desire to nest.  Well, we devoted this week to putting the finishing touches on Stella's room.  Shena wanted to make 2 mobiles, sew curtains, and do a few other random crafts for her little one's room.  We also did a fun belly painting and photo shoot that I will show you once I have edited the photos, but they turned out REALLY cute!  Here is a little bit of what we did:

All of the ladies from youngest to oldest... sorry mom:) 

Our very own little sweatshop.  We invited my cousin Nicole and her boyfriend Luke over for "dinner" and we ended up making them cut out patterns for the mobiles!!  Sorry guys, thanks for being such great sports!

These are the birds for the bird mobile.  She will attach them to a branch and hang it over the changing table.

    And the elephants that will go over the crib.

And the flower ball thingys that will go in a vase... thought this would be a quick one and it took me 4 hours per ball and a lot of hot glue gun burns!!!  But they turned out SO AMAZING that it was worth it.
Here's how I did it:

Cut circles about an inch or two wide.  Fold them hot dog style first and then hamburger style and hot glue them to stay.  Then hot glue them to your ball... it's that easy.  But very time consuming!

So that is just a tiny bit of what our weekend looked like.  I will post the belly photo shoot and pictures from the shower soon!  You will LOVE them!  And just in case you didn't get enough of little miss Luci Rae here is one last picture:)


  1. You have a beautiful family! And I really love the huge fabric flower balls ~ thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks so much! I guess I should come up with a better name then the flower ball thingy:)

  3. Love the flower ball interesting! Found you through the VL Team!