Saturday, March 6, 2010

Nursery Tour

Well, I finally did it, I finished the nursery! I wanted to make as many things in here as possible, so that's why it took me so long. And you thought I was just being lazy!
We'll begin our virtual tour where you first enter the room. On our left are two wall mounted shelves (painted with the help of the lovely and talented Nancy). Here we find a few familiar faces, the elephant shrew, the dachshund lamp, and Karla's elephant, along with a few new faces that include some toys that belonged to my husband as a child.
Moving on to the second shelf, is a stuffed owl I made, a pink rubber duck (everyone needs one of those, right?) and soft letter blocks that my mom helped me finish.
Below the shelves is an white dresser that I made into a changing station. I made the pad using some vinyl coated fabric I purchased at Corn Wagon in Springville (they have the cutest vinyl coated fabric around, if you're in the market) and I got the pad inside at JoAnn's. I also made pockets to go on either side to hold all my diaper changing necessities.
As we continue our way around the room, on the next wall hang a couple of needle point pieces that my grandpa made a long time ago. (Yes, grandpa! He was one of my biggest crafting inspirations.) Next to those is a nice bright window with a patchwork curtain. This was actually the first decor item I made for the room, and was the fabric inspiration for most everything else, including something hanging from the ceiling to our right.
The mobile! I made the birds for the mobile using a pattern I found here, and I attached them to an embroidery hoop, trimmed with pom-poms, fabric, and ribbon. I got the idea to use pom-poms from Lovely by M's mobile. And my mom helped make the bias tape that covers the hoop.
Below the mobile is the crib, a gift from my husband's parents. Hanging on the side of the crib are a couple of afghans my husband's grandma made, and a quilt from Nancy is there to prevent soothie's from falling behind the crib. Yes, this happened once in the middle of the night. Not fun. Around the base of the crib is a crib skirt that is made using the same fabrics as in the curtain. (Okay, so part of the reason everything is made out of the same fabrics, is, well, I bought way too much. I'm really bad at trying to figure out how much fabric I need for a project, and tend to buy about twice as much as I need. Let's just say, I still have more. Maybe I'll make a quilt or something.) To the right of the crib is a painting I did in high school, that happens to co-ordinate with the room. Awesome.

And down inside the crib is the best part of the nursery. :)
Thanks to everyone who helped me finish all my projects!

15 comments:

Courtney said...

She is darling and so is the nursery. i'm very impressed with all the crafting but not surprised!

Thomas Family said...

It's adorable. I love the mobile and of course she is the cutest thing in the whole nursury!. :)

Nancy said...

I really was just thinking the other day, "I wonder if Angela ever put up those shelves" and now here it is, so cute, I love it!

Michelle said...

whoa. That is so serious skillz Ang! I am super impressed!!

AaReAn said...

omg so cute! so so cute! especially that little accessory inside the crib!

abby said...

love it!! jane is a lucky gal.

Katie said...

Oh my goodness! This is so cute. I can't believe how awesome it all is. I LOVE the mobile.

pam said...

You should have told everybody how hard you worked to paint the ceiling. Everything turned out so cute, of course, Jane is the cutest. You must take after me in that you always buy too much fabric! Why do you think I have piles of the stuff laying around?

stacey said...

That is one cute nursery. I love the idea of turning a dresser into a changing table.

Mandy said...

Angela this is amazing!! How are you finding time to do crafts with a new baby? We need to get together soon!

Rebecca Luke said...

I don't think I've ever wished I could sew more in my life! So perfect. Love all of it!

Jallin said...

You forgot to mention the adorable Pottery Barn sheet!! I found that bedding online and wanted to buy it but Dallin wouldn't let me! My aunt bought me the sheet for my birthday. Now we just need to have kids I guess!

karla said...

Beautiful, Angela! What a talented gal you are! And Jane? Hello - she's gorgeous! Great work on everything. :)

Sheri Willardson said...

Beautiful!! You are so talented. Your daughter is super adorable. And you may also have just inspired me to get a new bag.

The Conleys said...

LOVE the dachsund lamp. I don't have a child to use for an excuse for getting one... but I might need one anyway. Love. Such a darling nursery.
-Lindsay