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! 🙂
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
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…
My sister, Becca, is pregnant again. She was here for a visit last weekend and we spent, oh, a good long time, at the fabric store picking out fabric and trim for her new nursery. It’s going to be great. But picking out the fabric and designing the crib skirt and valance took me back two years to the nursery we designed for my niece, who is almost 2. I made all the fabric pieces for that room, and even though it was 2 years ago it is so pretty I wanted to share.Becca likes things simple when it comes to color, so the 2-color look was perfect for this room. And the fabric is so fun it really stands on it’s own. We had fun choosing which birds would go on which section of the crib skirt and valance and bumper, and the blue velvet added a depth and richness to the pieces. It looks so pretty all put together!
When I get this new nursery stuff made, and she gets it all put together I’ll post some pictures, but here’s a sneak peek of what we’re working with.
Welcome to my new blog!
I’m excited to have a place to share things I’m making – a place to be excited about new ideas and the fun I have putting fabrics together. I hope you enjoy seeing what I’ve made as much as I enjoy sharing it.
I am planning on opening an etsy shop with my creations, but keeping up with a toddler keeps me so busy day to day that I haven’t had time to get an inventory together. In the meantime, and even after, I would love to make custom items for you if you see something you like. Contact me for more information.