Sunday, January 10, 2010

A baby gift

A friend from my antenatal mother's group recently had her second baby. She had a little boy and called him Thomas. I wanted to make a stamped gift for Thomas that could go in his nursery. I came up with this frame decorated with a stamped picture using my train stamps and Wild About You. I stuck with typical pale colours and Thomas' mum said it should go perfectly in his yellow nursery. I really wanted to cut out the animals and mount them wih dimensionals in a shadow box frame but could not find a suitable frame anywhere. I bought some at Kmart a few years ago and have seen them in Spotlight in the past. Target had them in brown but I really wanted white. Grrr. In the end I had to settle for a plain white frame. Luckily the picture still looks cute in it. I have decided I will make one of these frames for Maddy's room using butterflies. I will post a pic of that when it is done. Does anyone know where I can buy white shadowbox frames (or at least some with a little depth between the back and the glass) that don't cost the earth?
Thanks for looking!


  1. Looks lovely, very sweet! Not sure about the shadow boxes, you coudl try the Warehouse or perhaps online?

  2. How about Ikea? They have a couple of different sized square ones I think...

    I think what you done with this one is SO sweet, but I totally understand the desire to mount some of the images higher. I go through packets and packets of dimensionals!

  3. *high pitched voice* Aw this is so CUTE! I find you can't go wrong with IKEA - they always seem to have what you're looking for in the way of frames and shadowboxes, and you can shop online too if you don't like IKEA crowds!! lol. xx

  4. Beautiful - so cute! I agree IKEA (my husband has banned me from going) but I have seen them in K-Mart recently and Spotlight. xx