As if Christmas week wasn’t exciting enough, our extended family was recently blessed with an adorable new arrival. My cousin, Ryan, and his beautiful wife, Stacey, welcomed their firstborn – a bouncing baby boy – into the world just a few days before Christmas. They named him Chase Clarke Patterson. Love it!
Welcome to the world, little guy. Could you be any cuter?
Ryan and Stacey visited Dubai a few months ago and I got to spend some time with Stacey discussing ideas for her nursery. I got a good feel for the ‘vision’ she has for all her baby projects and have since put a few things together for her, including a shower invitation with matching thank you card, some options for their birth announcement (two examples shown below), and some wall art ideas for a gallery that Stacey wanted to create above the cot.
With the new mum’s kind permission, here’s a peek at some of the bits and pieces inspired by her beautiful bundle of joy…
How gorgeous is that child!?
Stacey has since completed the nursery and from what I’ve seen in a few images she sent via WhatsApp, it looks gorgeous. Thank goodness for the technology we have at our disposal these days. Stacey received the print ready images via Dropbox and had them printed and framed by local suppliers. The animal gallery has pride of place on the main wall above Chase’s cot and it really looks fabulous. I’ll have to see what I can do about getting some pictures to share with you… but that will have to wait until that all too familiar first-time-mother-of-a-newborn haze has lifted.
In the meantime, I’ve been working on additional little design for the nursery: a baby birth and ancestry chart. I would love to say that this novel idea is all my own, but alas, it was inspired by a similar concept I saw online a few years ago. Its basically something that can be used in a baby album, digital photo book or simply as wall art in a nursery. The design includes all the names of baby’s parents, grandparents and great grand parents as well as his/her usual birth information.
I’m going to have this printed and framed to send home to South Africa as a gift. Stacey lost her mum a few years ago and I think (or hope) that she will love the idea of having Chase’s Granny’s name visible in his room as he plays and grows – Rosalind is such a beautiful name, after all.