Getting down to business
34 weeks. yesterday.
I can’t believe it! I have been thinking…”i have time”…not so much! Especially considering that I started having contractions 6 weeks ago…eek!
Ok, so that kick in the butt finally got me to pick out a nursery decor idea. I didn’t really do that for my first (isn’t it usually the other way around?) For her, we bought a crib set we really liked, painted the walls yellow, and then painted a whole bunch of paintings for the walls. I was pretty happy with it.
But this time, I for some reason feel like picking a color scheme and trying to keep things matching.
My theme you ask?
GRAY AND YELLOW…mainly geometric patterns with some elephants
Here are some examples of nurseries that I really love and am using as inspiration:
I also love these tree decals in this nursery behind the crib:
I found a similar one on etsy that I think I might get:
As far as other things I really like that I am thinking of trying to tackle in the next couple of weeks…
I am in LOVE with this crib set from
And I think I’m going to get the bumper and the crib skirt. I already ordered a yellow crib sheet from amazon (much cheaper!)…hmmm…maybe I should have ordered two…
They also have some other coordinating items.
I’m thinking of getting one pillow…
…but I think I’m going to make my own drapes and just buy the fabric from them. I think I’ll accent with some yellow on them as well.
Land of nod also has some cute drapes:
I’m also planning on making a changing pad. I checked out one of the ones I have, it looks super easy! I might make it in yellow dimply soft fabric, as well as the chevron.
Unfortunately this one was custom made for the owner of the blog (click on the picture to visit)…so I’m going to make one myself as well. I have a printer that can print 13 inch rolls, so I just bought a roll of premium photo lustre paper, 13 inches wide, and am going to design my own grown chart. Then I’ll just have to fashion something at the top to hang it! I’m really excited and am largely going to use this one as my design inspiration. I’m down to the wire here, so I don’t have time to re-create…I’ll probably use elephant drawings I have already done and tailor them to look like this…
Carousel designs has some rocking chair pads, but they are way too small for my glider. I went to dutalier.com to see if I could order some new cushions and save myself the effort of making new ones, but they don’t have ANY fabrics that I like. SO…..I think if I have time, I will make new covers for my existing cushions…yikes! I think most of them will be straight forward except for the arm covers.
I am already more than half way done with a bird mobile I was planning on making. I got the idea from a local fabric store:
But I have made birds of all different colors, because it was way before my revelation of how I want to do the nursery!
I really like this one…but am thinking I might make one myself with really simple 2-D elephants that are gray and yellow:
I started knitting a blanket a while ago, and LUCKILY i bought gray and yellow yarn for it…yay! The pattern is from Martha Stewart:
I am about 1/3 way done with the blanket, so hopefully that will be completed soon.
Lastly, I am planning on making a quilt. Yes, my
VERY FIRST quilt
A little over zealous you think? Yeah, me too…
I just ordered all the fabric last night:
I am kinda winging it with the pattern. I am planning on making the front different size rectangles all put together in rows, and the back I was thinking of doing wide rectangles that go all the way across thew width of the quilt, using 4-5 different fabrics. Then I will use the yellow polka dot fabric for the binding.
HOWEVER, I did see this blanket on etsy
And may make something like this – i.e. no batting, just a soft underside. Since I have never quilted before, I feel like this might be more manageable in my short time period. Maybe I’ll at least start with something like this and then move on to a quilt later! I have yellow simply dot fabric that I can use for the back instead of the charcoal gray, which I think will be a more fun!
I am also trying to plan ahead for my baby announcements. I foiund a design I like online, which matches my theme pretty well. I’l probably make some version of this – not exatly the same and get it printed myself. Just trying to decide where I’m going to print. I.e. fedex office – in which case I’d cut myself to save money…but will there be time? Or vistaprint.com – in which case it would have to be glossy postcard size. We’ll see…
Or I might even get them printed as 5×7 photo prints. I think if I get them printed from a professional company like mpix.com they will look substantial enough to stand on their own…
Oh yeah! I LOVE this book sling on the Domestic Adventure blog. Definitely have to make one of these:
And will also make some wall art:
Well, that’s it for now! You can follow my nursery board on pintrest to see what else I’m thinking of…