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.