Friday, March 9, 2012

A Nook for Our Little One


Has it been a week already since my last blog? Shame on me for not being in this place more. Truly, I had lots of blog ideas floating around in my head but alas a little nook was calling to me, and demanded my attention. 

I am happy to say that for all intensive purposes my baby's nursery is complete. I even finished the Beatrix Potter quilt today. It was very surreal to see if all stitched up, given I chose this fabric for my unborn child before I was even pregnant. 

All in all, I am quite happy with this room. When I walk in I feel calm, content, and peaceful- all the things I want for my baby. We were lucky when it came to room color on this one since the room was already this color when we moved in! I have always been a fan of yellow. Even though green in my favorite color, I still prefer yellow or blue on walls. Go figure, eh? 

The theme that I wanted for this room is Peter Rabbit. However it really turned out have more of a meadow/bunny vibe- which I am totally fine with! I think themes can feel a bit contrived at times. I also wanted to incorporate some Waldorf into this room, as I did for Deirdre and Jonas. Simple, natural, beautiful, and pure... yes I think I did squeeze a bit of Waldorf in there :) 

I am happy to say that besides a few exceptions, most of the room is second hand or crafted (I splurged on the valances and canvas art though, shhhh!) I even had one very sweet college friend see my blog and remember I was doing a Peter Rabbit theme. So when she was cleaning out her Grandmother's closet, she set aside a lovely yellow blanket and a HUGE box of fabric for me. I used lots of it too, and will continue to. The fabric is in the hoops on the wall over the crib and I hung the blanket over the bookcase. So thank you sweet Emily :) 

Once the quilt is quilted, (I am sending it off to be top-stitched by my local long-arm quilt lady) I will post a photo and tell you more about it. I have to say it was not my easiest quilt, lots of very close stitching, but it is made with love (and the quilt lady's top-stitching covers lots of little boo-boos that were too small to pull apart and fix, but just big enough to bother you)! 

But that is enough about the room. I think the photos speak for themselves. Lots of love went into this space from Craig, the kids, and I. Oh and if you look closely enough, you'll see bits of art Deirdre and Jonas have made and then crept up into the room and left in there for the baby. Talk about melting my heart! 

So until baby is ready to sleep in this space (since baby sleeps with Mama for quite awhile), this room will happily wait for her. 

Wishing you all a blessed weekend!

Always, Nicole 



I love this knit rug. It reminds me of soft meadow grass.  The sheet is organic  and has a cute Peter Rabbit print on it. 

The rocker will go in that corner once I can bribe someone to move it there for me!  I also still need to put some goodies on the shelves. I have time, right? Any ideas? 




Linking up with Magic Onions and Natural Suburbia today! 


Also thank you for the love Lysa! Lysa featured my blog in her post today. I am honored :) Feel free to stop by Lysa's Reviews and say hi to her! She write some great reviews! 

14 comments:

  1. Very sweet, we love peter rabbit, my son went through a huge beatrix faze last year, thankfully now we can read other books as well but we still love those stories(i think he tends to lean towards English children's writers, this makes his English mummy very happy!)

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    1. Thank you :) The Potter books are a hit here too. We have fun explaining funny words to Deirdre, like 'tam o'shanter'. She was like, "why don't they just say big hat Mommy?"?! Love kids!

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  2. Congrats! This room is so beautiful, just filled with love and light. I especially love the rainbow banner and that warm yellow color.

    Becca

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    1. Thank you Becca! I am loving your posts on your reading journey. :)

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  3. What a beautiful room for your little one! The yellow walls are so right for a babe. And how super sweet of Deirdre and Jonas to add their art works!!

    My favourite colour is green too ;-)

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    1. I knew I liked you for a reason Kelly! Green gals stick together, eh?

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  4. So beautiful and I like how open it seems!

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    1. Thank you maria! I bet you'll be getting started on your baby girl's room soon too!

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  5. Thispace came out really beautifully- it would've kept me away too I think! :)

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    1. Thank you Lydia, we are very happy with the finished product!

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  6. What a beautiful nursery, very peaceful looking, and it does look like a lot of love went into getting this room ready. The yellow on the wall is very pretty, and I love the fabric circles as well. :)

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous.
    Warm, calm and gentle colours.

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  8. What a beautiful, calm space!

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