Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Nursery

I'm not sure why it took me three babies to get into the whole "decorate the nursery" mode. It could be that we lived in apartments, didn't have the $ or the fact that this is my first girl AND we have a spare bedroom. Kindof. The "spare room" was my sew/computer/storage/make a mess room.
After months of finding other places for my sewing, computer and messy stuff, we finally had the room ready for painting, new closet doors, finishing the base boards and a crib!
I made the crib bumper, quilt and ruffle and added a touch of matching fabric to the already existing curtains. I LOVE the quilt. I started with a yard of blue euro floral fabric that I had and started adding prints to it. I cut random sized strips and added a wider border and backed it with a soft pink minky. I hand quilted it :).
When I was at Babies R Us registering for baby items I ran across the Jungle Luv nursery decor and I couldn't believe how the colors matched my fabrics EXACTLY!! So of course I had to have the little mobile and lamp!!
Recently on eBay I found sellers who were selling matching hand made Jungle Luv accessories. After a bit of thought I realized I could do the same. I purchased a roll of Jungle Luv wallpaper border and made some matching wall hangings.
There are a few more things I want to do for the nursery. I want to cover a cork board with fabric and batting somehow, but am not sure how to do that yet.


Heather said...

I love the doll and the stuffed animal. I'm assuming you made them too?

Amy said...

How sweet! You really are so talented.

cnerell said...

Where did you find those fabrics? My best friend is decorating her nursery with the Jungle Luv bedding set and those fabrics match PERFECTLY! I would love to get some of those fabrics to make burp clothes.

jamestownboys said...

cnerell, about the fabrics. . .
The blue floral print was a Euro print I ordered from fabrichound.com YEARS ago. I only had a yard so I went in search of others to match it. I had a couple small pieces in my "stash" but I found the others at JoAnn suprisingly. Hope you can find something ! :)