Sunday, August 5, 2012

Wooden Name Blocks

In the Spring of 2011 there was a baby shower thrown at my house that is now a thing of legend!
The amount of pink that covered my home was enough to send my family running for the hills on the day of the event (or to my sisters house out of state).
One of the many "pinkalicious" items I made for the Mommy-To-Be were Wooden Name Blocks.
I don't have a great pic of them, but this is one I found on my iPhone.

She wasn't 100% set on the name at that point, so "PRINCESS" it was for the shower.
Once the little Princess arrived, I added her full name "CAROLINE" (sweet baby Callie) to the opposite side of the blocks.
Huge amounts of luck that there was the same amount of letters in both!!

Well they were a big HIT!

I've since made three more sets and this weekend finished my first commissioned set. Thanks Kelly!!

They're pink and sparkly and tons of fun!

And at 3.5" square, they're also heavy enough to probably break a toe!

They're so much fun to make, and to give, that I'm considering opening an Etsy shop so I can create and sell more often.
It'd probably be more work than I should take on at this point, but I'm not certain I'm gonna let that stop me.

Whatcha think??

Update: I've still not committed to an Etsy shop. I fear the time and commitment it would take along with my already full-time job. I am selling blocks though, here on my blog. If you're interested, follow the Shop ~ Wood Blocks link at the top of the page, or you can click HERE.

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  1. Love your Blocks. Will you be doing a tutorial on how you made them? I Love pink. Being a Mom of 3 sons. I think you should open an Etsy shop. Your Blocks would be a big hit! Thanks for sharing!

  2. How sweet and so cool that you added the name on the opposite side. These will look great decorating the babies room! :-)

  3. Those blocks are adorable. I'll bet if you put them up for sale you'll be swamped with orders, because they are a perfect gift.

  4. I think they are the sweetest things and absolutly think you should make and sell them on etsy:)

  5. That's so cute and beautifully made!! Liz

  6. Love these blocks they are adorable....stopping by from Debbie Doos

  7. Those are fabulous! You definitely need to share.

  8. I think I need a personal tutorial for these!!! Next time we're home (or you're here...hmmmmmmmmmm)!

  9. Very cute! I've made a couple sets of these but never got around to posting them!
    I love that yours are sparkly!

  10. Definitely do an Etsy shop, those blocks are adorable!! Even more so because my daughter's name is Lilly, spelled that same way! =) Love them. Thanks so much for visiting at The Latest Find! Hope you're having a great Monday!

  11. I really like the blocks- well done, you should start a business!

  12. Your letter blocks turned out so cute. You should make lots of them for gifts. Stopping by from the blog hop. New follower your welcome to visit anytime.

  13. Super cute! I love it as a decorating idea and I believe that little girls (make that big girls too) can never have enough pink.

  14. Excellent quality!

    Popped in from Wow Us Wednesday ~

  15. I LOVE these Neener!!! My little Princess Caroline "Callie" LOVES her blocks too! We have used them for decoration for the baby shower, then in proudly displayed in her room... then for a couple of photo shoots, again for her first birthday party (everyone ALWAYS loves them!) and now we spend afternoons spelling out her name and talking about the letters, shapes, colors of the paper and, of course, the SPARKLES on them. These were perhaps one of the best gifts I received at my shower... and they will truly be something to cherish for years to come!

    On another note... they're still in perfect condition, even with all of the play! They look as fabulous as they did they day they sat in your living room. I LOVE them!!! Thank you simply isn't good enough!

    1. I'm so thrilled you both like them! That's thanks enough in my book :) Plus, if you hadn't been such a Sparkle crazed nut (love ya) I might never have thought to add them and they're my favorite part!
      Give Callie some smooches from her Auntie Neen!!

  16. This is beyond adorable. Oh I must do this for my son. Fabulous job. Thanks so much for sharing!


  17. Those are adorable! Great job! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

  18. I love these blocks!!

  19. C u t e! Would love for you to share this over at our Friday Block Party at Curb Alert!
    Have a great weekend!

  20. These are super cute!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I included this in my Feature Friday post!

  21. I love these!! Totally think you should open an Etsy store. I featured you from Pin It Thursday

  22. Great idea! Totally do the etsy thing! I love them for a baby shower too!

  23. Your wooden block is interesting for me to Send gifts to my family. Can you suggest more ideas about it?

  24. WOW!! Way to go!! The blocks are AMAZING!!! Very beautiful!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  25. Those blocks are beautuful! You could definitely sell them!

  26. Adorable. I have done this with numbers for a calendar block but this is neat. Thanks for sharing.


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