March 12, 2012

Sneak Peak

Blogging does the sewing soul some good :)  I think writing that last blog post gave me the little boost of motivation that I needed to get started with projects, yay! 

My husband and I went to India in February for our nieces' wedding.  We had a fabulous time and I can't wait to share pictures with you of this out-of-this-world-wedding!  There were 8 different ceremonies/parties and each one just topped the other in terms of extravagance.   But more on that later.  One of our priorities while there was to find some decor for the nursery, you know, in searching for that one of a kind item to make the room special.  And I had chosen to do an elephant theme and what better place to find elephant decor than India!  What we came back with was this wall hanging (pictured below) that is made of scrap sari pieces.  Pretty cool, ey!  I love it and am so excited to get it hung up and start some serious decorating. 

As nice a piece as it is, I now need to coordinate other fabrics with it to finish off the room.  This weekend I took some time and went through my fabric stash to see what I could pull together to make this nursery spectacular.  I first went right to my Amy Butler "special use" fabric that I have been saving for just the right project.  And my baby girl's room is just that perfect project to use it on!  I'm so exciting that it almost matches perfectly to the elephant wall hanging.  Who would have ever guessed it would work out.  What do you think, is it a good match? 

Now my dilemma is what to make.  The firsts on the list are a crib skirt (still need a crib), sheets and quilt.  Are there any other essentials I should add to the list as far as nursery items?

Now to get to the actual sewing part.  But did want to show you that progress is being made and I am so super excited to have gotten this far.  Just seeing the fabrics out and coordinated has given me the inspiration and motivation to get going. 

Hopefully some project posts next!


  1. Hello! I found your blog through Pinterest, and I just have to say that I love your nursery art and fabric! It goes together perfectly. I recently (as in within the last year) made my own nursery set for my baby girl too, and in addition to the things you mentioned, I made valances, a mobil and a breathable bumper pad covered in coordinating fabric. It was a lot of work but has been SO worth it!

  2. Just found your blog on pintrest, love the scrunch bag. Check out the blog it's a great site with tons of project ideas and tutorials. There is a series of blogs on projects for a baby room check it out, I am sure it will be an inspiration! Good luck


It is always great to hear from you!