I have also been using this week to work on some things for Baby Girl on the way! I've decided to use coral and teal for the nursery. Some of the items I've picked up are more on the pink side, others more orange-y coral, and the blues vary as well! I knew that what I wanted was that sort of color scheme, and I have been picking up items on the cheap that fit into it. With that being said, the shades won't match perfectly, but I feel like getting a good deal and having a little bit more freedom will be much easier and far less stress! I'm doing this decorating for fun, so I want to keep it totally stress-free!! The nursery "theme" is books! If you check out my "Nursery" board on Pinterest, you'll see lots of quotes from various books: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, and more "little kid" ones like Winnie the Pooh and Dr. Seuss. I don't have any of those made yet, I'm waiting until we move so I can decide on which frames I want to put them in. And I have already started buying books to fill little girl's bookshelf with. Lots of great classics: Berenstain Bears, various Dr. Seuss, Curious George, a few Little Golden books, some Disney ones, and a couple of board books. I figure if there is a good deal, no reason to pass it up! (And by good deal, I'm talking anywhere from $.50-$1.50--I feel like that is pretty good for a used book that is still in great shape!)
So here are a few of the things that I have already completed/been working on this week. First, I made a framed wooden letter (so that gives you a bit of a hint as to what name we are thinking of! The letter is just hot-glued on, so if we do end up changing our mind, we can switch it out easily!).
Then I worked on decorating some burp cloths to make them a little bit more fun. They are just Gerber diaper flats that my sister bought for Graham for his birthday ;) They were really thin so I first folded them into thirds and sewed it up, then measured out strips from my scrap fabric and sewed them on either end. I made five, and I have five more plain ones that I might end up doing the same with. We will wait and see!
I'm quite proud of how crafty I have been this week. I know that it will pretty much come to an end whenever school starts back up though. I think that's why I was in the mood to do so much of it this week!
Until next time,
From Marissa, with love