My name is Robin. I live to create - anything I can do with my hands and my head. I'm a messy creator - an imperfect creator who loves beauty and aesthetic with a real edge. This isn't a blog about perfection - its a blog about the beauty in real life - the small triumphs and epic failures - trying to get homework done with a tired 5 year old after a 12 hour day and still getting a smidge of weaving in before the crash. Figuring out what the dream is when you finally realize its not the house and the car. Its about not letting the years get the best of you and cherishing all that you love in life. Mostly its just a place for me to put all the things that I love and that inspire me.
Today I started seriously thinking for the first time in a very very long time about planning our nursery. As I wrote before this is a big step for me since we lost 2 of our 4 babies in 2nd trimester, we were well into thinking and planning,so now planning is a bit unsettling for me and sad to say does not always bring back the happiest memories for us. But we have been planning to do some other things with the house and I thought I have to start thinking about that baby room sooner or later. So I sat down all afternoon and looked at stuff online. Once I got to looking and started thinking about how close we are to being in the book I started feeling a little better. I feel better to at least have a plan, and I may even buy some fabric. It is difficult thinking of a good look that is gender neutral, especially for me because believe it or not I love super girly huge bright florals with over stuffed buttony furniture. I would love to do the whole room in Marimeko or in the Liberty stuff we have at Target right now. Brian likes very clean mid-century modern so that makes it easier to do a neutral look and since that is what the rest of our house is I have come up with a couple of looks that I like. I love the multi color look and the rocking chair in this one is from Ikea which means we can afford it, especially because the crib is rather expensive for us even on sale. Also the print in this one is fabric so I could save a lot by making the bedding. The second look I love with the little owls but I don't think we can afford because the rocker is insanely expensive, the crib is expensive and the bedding is purchased. Anyway at least I now have ideas to think about. All we really need is a bed side sleeper, a car seat, oh and a baby!