posters for baby’s room
March 19th, 2014
A year or so ago I was invited to join a facebook group filled with mothers, bloggers, sewers, bakers, and makers of all types. The idea behind the group was to have a place to talk about blog things, get support when we needed it, and have a sounding board for new ideas. The group is absolutely amazing, and the women in it doubly so.
Two of those women, Carla and Lacy, are pregnant and due any day now! We’ve come together to throw a kind of virtual baby shower. Some people make decorations, some people make the food, some make gifts, and then we send it all to the pregnant ladies. It’s like an awesome party via post. I signed up for decoration duty. Right away I knew I wanted to make large-scale posters. We peeked in their pinterest boards and discovered Lacy was digging a cloud theme, and Carla was more for the moon and stars.
I used some pictures of the night sky and clouds, then put some text on top with my image editor. The first quote I blatantly stole from Kelly, who threw a lovely mini part at the Alt Design Summit and used these giant posters for decoration. Hers is, of course, better. The second quote is from the song, silly. I love the way the word SUN is blotted out a bit by the actual sun.
While I was making the first posters, I remembered I always wanted to blow up pages from The Runaway Bunny (affiliate link) for my kids’ room when they were babies. But they were babies then and I was busy and things were crazy and it never got done.
The illustrations are by Clement Hurd and the text is by Margaret Wise Brown–the same duo that did Goodnight Moon. The drawings in The Runaway Bunny are so beautiful and dramatic and engaging. And when I read “I will be a tree that you come home to.” I choke up every time.
The prints were super simple and very quick. I put them together in Inkscape (a free photoshop-like editor) and then took them to Staples. They are 24″x36″ engineer prints, which cost a whopping 3 bucks each. So Carla and Lacy will each get two posters! I do hope they like them. Because I really do :)