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« on: July 08, 2010 07:44:17 PM »

My hubby and I welcomed our first baby girl about two-and-a-half months ago.  I spent hours and hours working on her nursery before she arrived.  I'm really proud of how it turned out.  I've posted a few projects on other boards, but I wanted to honour her room with one big post.

Here's her tree.  I stenciled this onto the wall using a giant freezer paper stencil.


Another shot of the tree with the window. I made the curtains by sewing together the three colours of fabric, then appliqueing all the leaves on.


A close-up of the appliqued leaves:


Here's her crib corner, I sewed the quilt hanging above.  It fits her crib, but we thought we'd hang it on the wall for now because it's summer time and she's too little for a big quilt anyhow.



A close up of the quilt.  I designed everything.  All those animals took about a month to hand-stich on there... I'm extremely pleased with how it turned out.  This was my first applique quilt.


This wall is a bit boring.  I did sew the crib sheets and the blanky though.  I also designed and made the raccoon peg-hanger.


Here's a close-up of the raccoons:


We put a single bed in her room.  In the beginning I slept in her room - it made it super-easy for nursing in the middle of the night. I designed and made the pillow sham.  Luckily I was able to machine applique the animals.


Close-up of pillow:


My last little project before she was born was to paint this little night stand.  I used paint leftover from the tree.  I bought the lamp online, and it matches everything perfectly.


Updated Jul 23, 2010 **** Thanks for all the positive feedback.  We were going for a gender-neutral nursery (this is our first and we're hoping to have more).  Here's links to individual posts
for the stencil tree: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=338804.0
for the raccoon peg hanger: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=339143.0

Also, here's pics of the mobile I made.  The animals are the same pattern that I used for my nephew's finger puppets here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332097.0



And a picture of the painting I did to hang on the wall beside the single bed in there.  I think the painting might be a bit too finicky... but I didn't want everything to be too matchy-matchy, so I tried to paint in a different style from everything else.  (Admittedly, I'm my own toughest critic). My husband likes it, so it stays.





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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2010 07:54:43 PM »

Wow what a great baby's room! you did an awesome job on EVERYTHING.  I cant pick a favorite, but the wall stencil and the pillow on the bed are so cute. Lucky little one Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2010 08:05:12 PM »

Aww, this is the most adorable nursery I have ever seen! It's so cheerful and unique! I love all the woodland creatures, and that tree stencil is AMAZING! Congratulations on your new baby!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2010 08:06:42 PM »

Great nursery! I love your colour combination choice. The muted greens and the strong orange are a colour combination I didn't think would work, but you've pulled it off really nicely here.
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2010 08:27:45 PM »

So nice. I love the quilt. The colors are really great. They are cute for a baby but will still be appropriate as she grows.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2010 09:19:59 PM »

That's absolutely lovely. And I really like that it's not pink! (Sorry pink lovers  Smiley )
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2010 09:57:12 PM »

That stencil is amazing Smiley. Everything goes so well together. I love the animal theme!
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2010 04:34:44 AM »

absolutely fantastic!
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2010 05:55:41 AM »

A great room to grow into, I love everything about it!
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2010 06:09:19 AM »

That is a very pulled-together room. I also like that it is an unusual color combo. I get tired of the old stand-bys. I love the wall stencil and all the crafty touches.
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2010 06:58:36 AM »

Beautifully done!  And congratulations on your lovely daughter!
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2010 07:08:31 AM »

What a beautiful room for baby now and later as she grows. I love the personal touches, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, and made with love. Just perfect.
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2010 07:14:51 AM »

This is such a sweet nursery! I love that it's not too babyish, and will grow with your daughter. Great job!
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2010 07:16:12 AM »

What a lovely nursery. The colors all work together so well. I love it!
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2010 08:34:00 AM »

I love everything!  You did such a great job on her room.  I especially LOVE the raccoon pegs.  That is just so awesome.  And, the quilt!  You are one talented crafter, my friend.  The whole nursery is just amazing.

PS. I really like pink  Grin, but I agree that it is the standard for baby girl's, so it's great to see another color scheme.


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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2010 10:09:00 PM »

This is beautiful! and very well put together. you did an amazing job. what a lucky little girl! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2010 10:11:32 PM »

Wow I love it especially the pillow case.  Also Gorgeous funiture
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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2010 01:06:11 AM »

I love this room.  I've always thought I'd do some kind of animal/forest theme for the nursery when I have kids.  This is just what I'd want.  It's also the exact colors I'm decorating my craft room/guest room in.  Green walls, brown and white furniture, and splashed of orange in the material with leaf and flower designs.  I've even been considering a tree and bird wall art piece.   
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That is a fantastic nursery. I adore the tree on the wall.
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« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2010 10:12:52 PM »

very cute
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« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2010 04:46:50 AM »

This is beautiful! If we didn't rent and keep moving around, I'd love to decorate my son's room. But for now I just do paintings and hang them on the wall. And ahh how I long for the days when my son's room was that clean! Beautiful work!
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« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2010 07:10:54 AM »

holy Momma!  great room!! great projects.. and just when I was blown away by the quilt you pull out the raccoon coat hanger thingy.   Best mommy ever!
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« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2010 11:02:59 AM »

You are so talented!  I love every little detail.  You must love hanging out in there.  Great job!!
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« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2010 11:40:18 AM »

this room is adorable. I love all the attention to detail, and that it isn't a typical "girl" room. You have some awesome skills!
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Just gorgeous! Love the orange/green - it's unexpected, but it works just beautifully together.
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« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2010 12:46:24 PM »

Wow this room is so beautiful. You did such an amazing job. You can tell everything was made with love.  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2010 01:38:02 PM »

beautiful! i'm confused though, you can use freezer paper stencils on walls too? Does it stick or did you just tape it up?
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« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2010 04:41:38 PM »

Can I live in this room?
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« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2010 10:40:42 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2010 10:16:31 AM »

What an awesome room!!!! you are the best mom ever!! i love all of it! great job!
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« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2010 10:22:44 AM »

You should most certainly be proud!!  This is a gorgeous nursery and it's obvious that so much love and time went into creating it.

I once painted a tree in a nursery for a friend.  When the little one got a bit older, we applied scrapbooking corners directly to the wall and adorned it with photos of family members.  Her family all lived a few hours away, so it was a means for her to learn her "family tree" from a distance.  Pretty nifty!
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I once painted a tree in a nursery for a friend.  When the little one got a bit older, we applied scrapbooking corners directly to the wall and adorned it with photos of family members.  Her family all lived a few hours away, so it was a means for her to learn her "family tree" from a distance.  Pretty nifty!

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« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2010 01:16:36 PM »

I love it!! I'm with the others on it not being the traditional pink.We stayed away from that with our daughters room as I hate pink. You did an amazing job, congrats on it and the new baby!
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« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2010 03:17:11 PM »

That's such a pretty room...your hard work really shows.

I LOVE that tree so much!  I'd gladly have it in my own room.   Grin
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« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2010 10:02:12 AM »

I love it! It is one of the better unisex nurseries I've seen! Its perfect for your little girl (congrats BTW!) and if another little one comes along later, it would work for a boy too.

You are very, very talented! My hat's off to you!
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« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2010 02:44:57 PM »

Why am I not surprised? Fantastic! I love the stenciled tree, and the quilt, and the peg wall hanging...okay pretty much everything! LOL! Cheesy
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« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2010 06:03:51 PM »

Wow, this is amazing. That's great that your daughter will be able to know that you created all of this for her!
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« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2010 09:12:21 PM »

Great job!  Everything is adorable.  I love the stenciled tree, I always wanted to do that to my daughter's room, but I'm hesitant that I'd screw a whole wall up.  Everything matches so well, and that just isn't a theme you can find at pottery barn kids or anything like that.  I can see why you'd be proud, that's a lot of work, but a labor of love!
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« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2010 07:43:39 AM »

I am soo in love with this nursery. You did a beautiful job on everything! I can't believe all of the work that went into it. Very impressive Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2010 08:14:41 AM »

I must admit that I am terribly jealous of your child. I am a horrible person.

Honestly, though, you are an amazing person to have created this for her. She is a lucky child to have such a wonderful mom!
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« Reply #40 on: July 24, 2010 11:44:15 AM »

Amazing job! I think the theme is great. And you did literally everything yourself, it's so impressive!

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« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2010 08:51:01 PM »

Can you come do my room? Cheesy Everything is awesome, and I really love the painting you did!
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Looks wonderful! I love the theme and wanted to say...you're very talented!
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« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2010 04:10:47 PM »

what a masterpiece! you are an INCREDIBLE artist! i would love to be able to create such a nursery for my (future) babies! amazing!!!! i am in awe!
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« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2010 03:30:26 PM »

This is sooo amazing!
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I love the theme of the nursery!! The little animals on the pillow are adorable Cheesy
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