Baby Name Sign

I have a confession to make.
I love babies.
I love the way they look, I love that sweet “baby smell,” I love to hold and snuggle them…and then I love to give them back to their mommies and daddies.
So, while I’m personally done with diapers and 2 AM feedings, I looooove it when our friends have new babies I can enjoy!
Last Tuesday, our friends Ryan and Julie had a sweet little baby girl who they’re calling Rylie.  Get it?  
Ryan + Julie = Rylie!
Seriously, how cool is that?  Our names just wouldn’t have worked that way.  LC would have been, um, Damy?  Amiel?  Day?  Let’s just say that wasn’t an option for us.  But Rylie, now that’s genius.  I wanted to make a special gift for her, and here’s what I came up with.
It’s a variation on the family name sign I made recently; you can find a full tutorial here
For this one, though, I painted the letters grey first, then wrote on them with white paint pen rather than just writing on the pink background because there wasn’t enough contrast between the colors.  Ask me how I know.  I may or may not have done the whole name the original way only to find that you could barely see it.  Artsy Fail.
Each letter says its own special thing.
R= Lyrics to “You Are My Sunshine”
Y= Lyrics to “I love you a bushel and a peck”
L= “Sugar and Spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of.”
I= “I love you to the moon and back, sweet baby girl.”
E= “Rylie is a child of God.  Ryan + Julie = Rylie.  You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.”
I had a lot of fun making it and thinking that it’ll be something that she may grow up to treasure.
What about you?  How did you get your name?

Happy Crafting!

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5 comments on Baby Name Sign

  1. Allie
    May 27, 2012 at 5:21 AM (3 years ago)

    It’s funny…. My husband’s name is Ryan and my name is Allie and our dog is Rylie! I love when great minds think alike. Great project!

  2. AmieAnn
    May 27, 2012 at 11:04 AM (3 years ago)

    This is soo stinking sweet! I just love all the lovely thoughtfulness that went into your gift! Beautiful job!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  3. Emily
    May 27, 2012 at 11:58 AM (3 years ago)

    very cute! Well done, this is a great idea and I love the song lyrics!

  4. Veronica and Daniel
    May 27, 2012 at 12:04 PM (3 years ago)

    I LOVE this :) I am sitting here trying to combine my name with my hubbies… Daniel + Veronica….Danica? Veroniel? I’m not sure if ours would work either :)


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