Way back when I didn’t know if Caroline was a embryo girl or an embryo boy, I was nesting and started planning the nursery. I wanted something mostly gender-neutral since he or she was a surprise.
While in St. George I found a crib sheet that uses brown, blue, orange, and yellow and decided that they were perfectly neutral.
This blanket I made not too long ago. I love the purples and burnt oranges and muted greens. I also love the quilting I decided to do on it.
I also made the sham. The colors were a bit more green and less brown in the store florescent lighting, but it works okay.
Along with the sheet I bought some decals with the same colors (a tree, bird, and turtle).
This little guy is walking along the top of the closet.
The sheers used to be one long scarf we had over a large set of windows when we lived downtown. They ended up being the perfect color so I cut it and made it into two panels. I bought a curtain rod with acorn finials to go along with the woodsy feel of the room.
We bought the rocking chair from a coworker for $10 before we had Nate. It’s small and, honestly, not very comfortable. Rob won’t even sit in it. But it’s super sturdy. The bear on the right was given to Cara by my OB. The shirt has all of her birth information on the back of it.
This furniture company no longer exists, but I did some research on it and it was one of the best during it’s time.
I made the blanket draped on the back of the chair (for comfort) when I was first learning how to sew. Making a bundle of boy/girl neutral blankets during my last trimester was really the only thing I felt like I could do physically since all I had to do was sit and use my foot for the pedal. It helped keep my mind off of my uncomfortable hugeness and was relaxing and challenging at the same time. It was seriously so therapeutic.
The dolls on the shelves were mine when I was young and the plaque with the two girls on it was given to me by a friend I had a long time ago. We had a friendship that was right at a time when we really needed each other. Due to normal life circumstances (getting married) we have long since lost touch. I wonder how she is doing…Very well, I hope.
The rocking horse had a repaint. Solid wood. $3.
The basket keeps the necessaries close by (hopefully for only a couple more months). When she was a baby there was another one holding blankets.
The birdhouse was a for 50 cents. I felt like we needed something hanging in this corner.
Well, that’s it! Again, nothing fancy. It’s not overly done. Simplistic. Minimal. But every detail is well thought through and meaningful. That’s how I roll.
I’m so glad that it has finally come together! It’s been 3 years now since I started thinking about it. I should really be better at getting this stuff done sooner. After all, Cara will be moving into Madi’s room in a year and then I’ll have to start all over again. Darn 😉