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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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