Thursday, May 26, 2011

Taking shape

I'm 33 and a bit weeks along in my second pregnancy and all is going well. Lots of baby wiggles, low back pain, reduced will all be worth it!! (My new mantra!!)
I've been collecting bits and pieces and ideas for the nursery since I found out that I was pregnant and this week has seen the room begin to take shape. My Dad lent me a few hours of his time and his painting skills to paint the room in Taubman's Grey Comfort. Between the two of us, the room was done in about 2.5 hours. The colour looks great and does have a soothing effect.

I also diy-ed a $2 lampshade from Target in Sandy Henderson Happy Butterfly in Blush I bought from this etsy seller. I bought some fabric bias tape from Spotlight too for the top and bottom trim.
Hopefully I'll have some finished nursery photos to share in a week or so when I've completed some more projects.

Friday, May 20, 2011

A quick project

The embroidery fabric hoops which were originally featured on the Purl Bee can be seen all over the net. I love seeing them in nurseries and are a great way to add colour and texture to a wall.
Yesterday saw the beginning of some (hopefully!) cooler weather and with that I dusted off a couple of my favourite winter accessories- scarves and brooches. Rather than having my brooches shut away in a box I thought I'd use a fabric hoop to pin and display them.