Friday, September 21, 2012

the nursery

well, it only took a year but i finally got around to taking some more pictures of alice's nursery. 

we haven't changed too much since she was born, although we did have some drapes made so she could nap without the blazing sun, and we added a light fixture.

at 10 x 10, it's a cozy little space for alice to sleep and play. we didn't have any sort of plan when it came to making a nursery. we just kept it kind of neutral and then the pieces that we got all seemed to have some sort of red or pink shade. it's a little bit of a mish-mash but it made us happy.

we actually already had alot of the items that are now in her room, like the eames rocker and vintage lamp. it casts such a pretty pink glow when reading her bedtime stories.

the vintage teak dresser is perfect now for lots of storage, but as she gets bigger and needs more play space we will probably move it to our room and get her something a little smaller.

i loved this bear print when i saw it! it's from a local company called banquet and their work has been all over the interweb, i'm sure you've seen them. talented ladies.

i made this teddy bear years ago as a prototype. alice loves to hug and stand on this guy, he also gets thrown out of the crib alot, as do all of his buddies.

a simple white bookshelf to hold some of her books and toys. the baskets are filled with soft toys that she can pull out on her own and play with.

some of my wooden russian nesting dolls that are high out of reach until she is older! (same goes for the   dominos and the muji NYC set......)

a sweet gift from a friend hangs near her door.

and of course she has to have some tinywarbler animals scattered around! wink.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

feelin' groovy

the weekend is kind of a blur now, (maybe because it's thursday? how did that happen??) but i do remember spending some fun time with pinecone camp doing a little bit of tie dying. (of course i wore my leggings from shabd , the tie dye master!) 

it was my first time and it was so fun! i made a couple of pillow cases (that help to brighten up our very plain, basic bedroom) and a onesie for alice. i think this could become an obsession.......thanks for having us over janis! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

new sunhat would appear that this blog has become about all things baby. that certainly wasn't my intent - i used this space to touch base (albeit sporadically) mainly with what i'm working on. however, it seems that almost everything i now do or make is about or for the baby, so........
i recently made alice a new sunhat from the book little things to sew. it seemed daunting to me at first but was actually fairly easy once i got started and read the instructions!

i used essex yarn dyed in denim for the one side and a cute polka dot for the underside. it is a reversible pattern but i added a velcro chin strap so that alice won't throw it off in seconds....although she still tries sometimes.

i can see making many more of these as she gets bigger! in different fabrics and colors. and maybe even trying to make one for my giant head, no hat ever seems to fit.
i'm hooked.

and thanks for the quilt love! i had a lot of fun piecing those together and was happy with the finished result.