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A Texas Baby

© nathaliebearden.com10 more weeks, 10 more weeks. Heartburn will go away! And baby will get to sleep (oh I hope she sleeps, like during the night) in her little corner. I think this bit of sewing I did for her, little quilt and crib bumper wraps up my baby sewing. I’ve got about five other quilts to finish, the big kind of quilts. But before I get there, let me tell you about the things I did for this baby girl.

I painted an ugly wooden shelf white and it magically got pretty. Then I gave the vintage crib a little paint too. Funny fact: I went to the little shop to get another color of paint then, I saw this paint color names Florence. This is my baby’s, I declared! And suddenly, I just had to make a quick change. Serendipity! My husband doesn’t believe me though. He thinks I knew all along that color was called Florence, to convince him further that this is indeed a great name. I DID NOT KNOW! And Florence is a pretty awesome name. We will chat more about this after she gets here.

Surely by now you already know about Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint. This stuff is DIY crack. No sanding, no priming, just paint and ta-da! After the paint dry you seal it with the wax and you’ve got a “new” piece of furniture. Just like that. It isn’t cheap. But worth every penny.

The tiny old crib has held my previous two babies until about 4 to 5 months. I bought this crib when we lived in Missouri for a whole $10. So glad I didn’t pass it because it is perfect to keep a baby close by, for the zillion nighttime breast feedings. And it takes up little space.



Let’s just call this color intuition. You know you like certain colors when without much planning everything comes together in a particular palette. I started on my Florence quilt before I got the paint for the crib. Now looking back, it was all just meant to be. Add the super cute Texas Alphabet I purchased at The Tinderbox in Houston and baby has her own little space.


I am in love enough with this quilt that I will make the pattern available for you to purchase, soonish. You will LOVE piecing this. And how about this quilting. Don’t even get me started. I am can’t get enough of it.


This about wraps up what I needed to do baby wise. Aside from washing all of the clothes and swaddling blankets. Phew, no more nightmares about a baby coming into this world to an unprepared mother. And there’s still plenty of time to pack my bag for the birthing center. Hooray!

Happy Saturday friends, I am off to find myself a freaking coca-cola . I can’t take this heartburn no more (neither the gross heartburn chalky pill thingies). Until next time!

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