And the next baby is officially…



My son Hudson is pretty excited because, in his own words, “I need another boy to talk to in this house.” Ha! I guess Abby and I don’t provide enough boyish entertainment during the day.

So, I’m sure you can guess the first thing I did when I got home from the ultrasound? Jumped online to pick out some inspiration prints for all the baby items I’m going to make! Baby blanket, burp cloths, some little clothes, balls, playmat. Oh my, the list could go on and on.

Anywhoo.  I thought I’d share with you some of my inspirations for our new little guy’s decor. In his honor I’d like to start stocking some of these prints in my shop by the end of the summer. It’s a great excuse to branch out into organic cottons. 🙂

First up, my central inspiration is this Avalon print called “His Cruisers,” by Jay-Cyn for Birch Fabrics. Unbelievable cuteness without being “cutsie.”:

And here are two more coordinating prints from the same line:

I can’t help but throw in this AWESOME print from Echino’s Nico Spring 2011 line:

And lastly, since I have this fantastic print in my shop, I can’t forget to add Alexander Henry’s 2D Zoo in Pool:

Clearly, you can see my colors are blue and green. But don’t you think they are a special blue and green?   🙂

I also think this is a really cute idea for a blanket or play mat (see pic below). There’s a great tutorial here on how to make your own customized baby mat with fabric from Spoonflower. In case you haven’t heard of it yet, Spoonflower is a site where you can upload your own designs and print them onto fabric. Yeah. Amazing, huh?! I’d like to try it out and maybe this is my chance. Baby Boy Murphy might need one of these:

Photo by Modern Parents Messy Kids
Overall, I’m getting pretty excited. Can you tell? The way I channel my excitement is through making things, so it’s shaping up to be a pretty fun and busy summer!  Don’t be surprised if you see lots of pics up here of the things I’m making. 
If you’d like to see more of my boy inspirations and you’re a member of Pinterest, check out my board called “Preparing for the BOY.” I’m pinning lots of cute stuff there!
Now my husband and I just need a great great name for our baby boy. Hmmm…  I’ll keep you posted on that.
Thanks for reading, friends!


  1. says

    Like. Like. Super Like. Super duper LIKE. I am all about the his Crusier print….but let turn it into a girl dress with green lace and flower. All about girls and bikes.

  2. says

    Ha! Cindy, I said the same thing today! In fact, I said I wanted a dress out of the cruiser fabric. Us older girls can still have fun, right? 🙂