Saturday, October 4, 2014

Adeline's Nursery

I still can't believe we are having a little baby girl!  In only three short weeks...or whenever she's ready...we are going to bring little Adeline home.

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 time patience, so I got to ripping squares.  Instead of a fancy, flowery puff, I went for more of a shabby, scrappy look...and I love it!  The bunting over the crib also used scraps of fabric. 

Next...curtains.  I'm incredibly frugal cheap, so to buy new curtains was not an option.  Instead, I recycled Denver's old curtains.  I immediately ran into an obstacle because if you remember our old house, the ceilings were terribly low, and therefore all of our window dressings were hemmed very short.  But then, I remember something I saw on Pinterest where someone sewed a contrasting color fabric to the top of the curtain panels.  So, after another looong trip at Jo-Ann, I picked out fabric to match the bedding and called my mom who used a French hem to lengthen my recycled curtains.  I love the way they came out!

So what to do with the leftover fabric?  Looms, of course.

Next, I bought these two great laser-cut frames from Michael' 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!

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