Baby Girl Blocks
Recently, a friend of mine asked me to make her some wooden alphabet blocks for her new baby girl (arriving in July). She gave me some color guidelines, a link to a style of block she liked, and some swatches from the nursery bedding:
And off I went to create this:
Here's a tip if you ever decide to make something like these: You won't find the blocks at a craft store. After visiting Michaels, JoAnns & Hobby Lobby, I finally headed to the hardware store, where I should have gone in the first place. These blocks were made from a piece of scrap 2" x 4" wood found in the scrap bin (at the back of the lumber section) at Home Depot. And the lovely lady working in lumber even cut them for me. Sweet.
measurements: 7" tall large blocks & 5" tall short blocks
Let me tell you...creating a project for a room you've never seen, using colors you've only seen on a computer screen is a little nervewrecking. There was about a 50% chance my colors would be WAY off from the room. Thankfully, it appears to have all worked out just fine. Here they are, living in their new home on a shelf in the nursery...just waiting for Baby Tate: