tales from the nursery - part two!

>> Sunday, November 1, 2009

when i was expecting the mini, i didn't think that i was the type of girl who'd spend hours and hours fussing over the baby's nursery. when the mini arrived - 10 days early - we had a barely serviceable space in our second bedroom. we didn't even have the crib set up! but after the proverbial dust settled, i realized that i really, really wanted the mini to have a bright, sunshiny space to call her own. over the next few months, my sister and i worked on making this small but sweet space into a little mini-haven!

this fabulous mahogany letter "s" is from smilemoon's woodworking studio. suspended from the curtain rod on a green striped grosgrain ribbon, it's a lovely addition to the room.

a skinny IKEA table lamp with matching shade brings the perfect amount of light on cloudy days.

a sock monkey from my etsy shop sits alongside my snow globe collection, a teddy bear adorned with an oversized gerber daisy clip and mini tutu from thegirlyplace and a lamb from doggiepiggie.

my sister is a genius - not only at designing nurseries, but also at making those fabulous pompoms that are suspended above the crib! i didn't think that they would even come close to entertaining the mini as the store bought mobile we had, but she loves looking at them! aren't they gorgeous????

pink ROXY rainboots, a pink hippo and a "yoshi" lookalike reign supreme on the shelf.

my sister and i worked hard making sure that the stripes were relatively straight. imagine our dismay when we realized that the WALLS are crooked!

i had posted about the wall hanging i had made from jennski's inspiring alphabet flash cards... here it is in action! i added striped grosgrain ribbon around the edge of the canvas and reinforced the spray adhesive with silvery metallic brads. the handmade hot pink throw pillow covers really pop against the pinstriped duvet on the daybed.
as sad as it is to be finished decorating, it was really fun - and i can't believe that i enjoyed it as much as i did! i love the colours that we used, and the addition of handmade goodness really makes it unique. i hope the mini enjoys it as much as i do!
p.s. i've entered the nursery into ohdeedoh's 2009 colour contest. if we make the blog, please show us some love and vote for us - even though we can't win any prizes because we're in canada!


Smile Moon Woodworks November 1, 2009 at 9:05 PM  

Not only is the Mini as cute as can be, but her room is a beautiful palace for her to grow up in! Love the giant pompom mobile! I'm flattered and humbled to have my work included in her nursery - thank you.

The Girly Place November 2, 2009 at 7:57 AM  

I agree. :-D Thanks Muffin!! I think the mini's nursery is stunning.

little papercuts November 2, 2009 at 10:26 AM  

YAY!!! It's about time youu posted some of our handiwork:) I had so much fun working on 'Squeaks' nursery with you. She is such a wonderful addition to our growing family! Love you guys XOXOXO

Anonymous,  November 2, 2009 at 10:28 PM  

The mini is getting big and cuter! Lovely room. Maybe you and your sister can come do my room next!

Christopher And Tia November 2, 2009 at 10:49 PM  

Oh man, how cute! I always wanted to have an actual nursery for my kids, but- it never happened. even now, their rooms aren't decorated. They just have beds, and curtains. Not even dressers.

Her room is so cute!

Charming Mittens November 6, 2009 at 5:16 PM  

I love the room! The wall treatment is fantastic and I love the colors! They are so bright and fresh :)

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