Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A tour of Rosie's Room

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!


Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I'd love to live in that gorgeous room and I'm a lot older than sweet little Rosie...[giggle].

Can't wait to get my hands on that nappy stacker pattern packet.

By the way, pop on over to my blog, I have given you an award.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Sew Useful Designs said...

Thanks Kerryanne! Rosie says you can come for a sleepover anytime! LOL!

ralhig said...

Nice pics and Blog update Vik. Yeah I'd love to live in Rosie's room too - maybe you can do tours! It's amasing how friends can inspire - as you do to me too. Narelle XX

Unknown said...

I'd love a room like that , for me!
clares craftroom

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vikki,
Kerryanne better not hog the room, because I'd like to move in as well. lol
Wow, you must have dropped your learner plates off, Your blog looks fantasic and I love all your creations. Makes me want a little girl to do up her room. Hm, bit late for that.
Hugs, Anna

ittybittyandpretty said...

wowzer what a great nursery!! looks like rosie will be having company... we could all have a slumber party :)
%^_^% the other rosey

Anonymous said...

What a lovely room you made. I love the fabrics


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