As I'm wiling away the hours stitching for my new project, I thought I'd share some photographs with you of my daughter's nursery. These pics were taken around four years ago now, just before she was born.
I wanted to make soft furnishings in an original style with a floral theme that would hopefully stand the test of time. I teamed up the floral print with various checks, plains, and tone-on-tone fabrics. Being heavily pregnant at the time, I needed a helping hand to get me started on the process. My always loyal and uplifting friend, Narelle, stepped in and made the curtains and cot valance for me. I was unstoppable once she had got me inspired! I designed and made the nappy stacker to look like a pretty little dress (I am currently writing a pattern for this nappy stacker and it will be available in my shop very soon).
I then set to work on the cot mobile. I re-used my son's baby mobile, covering the trunk of it with burgundy tonal fabric, overlaid in green checkered vines, and finishing it with four hung heart-shapes, two of each kind. One has buttons embroidered all over a felt heart background and the other has a 3D rose embroidered on to it and applique leaves. I had great fun designing and making this and the great thing is that I can just take it all off and use the mobile again for a little boy's room. Although I'm rather planning on keeping it in my son's memory box instead!! (A pattern packet for this will be in my shop very soon, also!)
As a centre-piece for the room, I bought five cheap photo frames and painted them up with a crackle-medium to get the finish you see. I then painted the letters of Rosie's name and placed one each in a frame, glued on top of co-ordinating fabrics.
Narelle also covered a tissue box and a "wipes" packet in the same fabrics as the room. What a nice touch!
Finally, I finished off the room by making a dressing-table valance and re-covering the lampshade.
Until next time, happy creating!