The minute we found out we were having a girl, I got started on her nursery. I fell in love with coral and mint bedding that I saw on Etsy, but $350+ for bedding was not exactly in our budget. I knew it was time to call in reinforcements. So, I ran to Jo-Ann to pick out some fabric--where I had a mini panic attack because I am awful with decisions. My aunt, a woman of many talents, came up from North Carolina to help me sew. Together, we sewed bedding that I think is just as nice as anything on Etsy! It sort of got away from the original coral and mint...but pink and teal became a very fortunate accident.
Next, I used my left over fabric to make a mobile. If you look at tutorials for fabric puff balls, they talk about cutting out 4 yards worth of 4-6 inch circles, or some kind of nonsense like that. I don't have that kind of
Next...curtains. I'm incredibly
So what to do with the leftover fabric? Looms, of course.
Next, I bought these two great laser-cut frames from Michael's...at a whopping$7.99 each! It took me a while to decide what to do with them, but after a while, I came up with framed fabric flowers made from the train of my wedding gown, and a butterfly collection, where some butterflies magically came to life and started to fly away. I love the way these came out.
The rest just came together as I tried to use up fabric and scrap book paper. Anything I see that is pink and teal finds a place in Adeline's nursery.
Fabric and thread for string art...
Bird cage display with Grammy's baby rattle...
Some finds from the antique shop and Mod-Podged boxes... (the dress up doll's name is Adeline!)
Even Denver wanted to create something beautiful for his baby sister.
He's so excited! We made a paper chain to count the days until Addy's arrival. Every night we remove a chain and talk about what life is going to be like once Adeline comes. Denver can't wait to be a big brother!
It was so much fun to put this room together. I can already see myself sitting in the rocker, listening to lullaby's, rocking little Adeline to sleep. I can't wait.
I will try to post tutorials for some of the nursery projects in my "free time." Stay tuned!