Category Archives: Nursery

A Comfy Chair

I just finished some chair cushions for a friend who’s expecting a baby really soon. She brought me a lovely wooden rocker and asked me to make cushions for the seat and back so it would be more comfy for all the hours she’s likely to spend in it. She brought fabric that matches her nursery, I got foam, and this is the result.

I love the striped piping and the tabs that pull in that fabric. I also really like how the buttons turned out, and how well the tabs hold everything in place.

I can’t actually take full credit for this project because I had a lot of help from Nick on this one. He helped with calculations, placement, and even sewing. We enjoyed working together and this chair looks better than it would have if I had done it alone.

Congratulations, Melissa! I hope you enjoy many comfy hours with your baby in your rocker!


Welcome Geoffrey!

It’s been really quiet here on my blog for 7 months or so, all because of a sweet little guy named Geoffrey who came to us right before Christmas last year.  He is such a gift, and we’ve all been enjoying him and his fun little baby personality.  But it has certainly made things like blogging fall way down on the priority list!

I have been doing more sewing lately, and hope to have some posts and pictures up soon of what I’ve been doing.  But my favorite thing I’ve done since I last posted is Geoffrey’s nursery.  You may notice I was inspired by my sister’s nursery – I changed the fabrics and animals, but did basically the same thing for Geoffrey’s room that I did for my nephew’s a few months earlier.  I’m so happy with how both of them turned out, and Geoffrey’s continues to bring a smile to my face everytime I walk in – even 7 months later!

This might be my favorite thing in his room – the name pennant.  I love how it frames the crib, and just how bright and cheerful it is!

I am also pleased with how the window treatments turned out:

These pillows are in the running for my other favorite thing about Geoffrey’s room.  We kept the double bed for our occasional guests, and I covered it in pillows so most of the time we can use it as a fun place to play and read stories.  The throw pillows really liven up the solid brown comforter, and add to the playful spirit of the room.

A close-up of the appliques:

And the banner:

And the happy little man himself:

I’m pretty sure he likes his nursery!  🙂

Becca’s Nursery

I finally got my sister’s nursery pieces finished this week, and I am so happy with how they turned out.  I got them in the mail this weekend, and she promises to send pictures when they’re all up in the room.  But in the meantime here’s a glimpse of what she ordered:

Box-Pleat Valance On Rings

Alligator Close-Up

Crib Skirt

Frog Close-Up

I think the color combination she picked out is so fun, and I love the appliques.  We planned the alligator originally, and the frog was a spontaneous addition after I saw how well the alligator turned out.  I can’t wait to see them in the room, along with all of her craftiness!  And it’s quite possible that her ideas have inspired my own nursery decor…

Some Pretty Pillows

I found the pictures of these pillows while I was searching for the pictures for this post.  I made them about 2 years ago when my nieces were born, as a special keepsake of their nurseries.  I used a little bit of each fabric that my sisters chose for their nurseries, and had the girls’ names monogrammed onto the middle section for them.  I think they turned out well, and from what I hear my nieces really like them! 

Back of Camille's pillow - perfect for a nursery