The Nursery

Ever since we found out we were expecting, I have found Pinterest to be a treasure trove of ideas for the little one's room.  Now in my opinion, people can go a bit overboard.  And while we wanted something special for baby Choudhry, we didn't want to spend a fortune and we wanted something simple but colourful.

I visited my favourite online fabric store, Emma's Fabric Studio and found Riley Blake's alphabet soup and knew this was the one we would use.  We love the colours, so I bought the "Finn" fat quarter bundle along with a few metres of the Alphabet Soup (boy) fabric for a blackout blind which my friend is kindly making for us (still to come).




I used all the fabric from this bundle along with some kona cotton solid colours I had already to make all the bunting, the cushion cover, the crib skirt and the curtain tie-backs.

We don't really have a theme as such, there are some giraffes, elephants, the cutest cuddly hippo you have seen and some of sewing by me.












Here is a list of everything in the little one's room:


Rocking Chair & Stool - Ikea
Crochet blanket - made by my Gran
Cotbed, dresser & wardrobe - Izziwotnot (bought on ebay)
Shelf - bought second hand
Nursing Pillow - given to me by a friend
Blue polka dot changing bag - gifted & handmade by a dear friend
Baby See Me Wrap (hanging in the grey bag on the shelf) - gift from my sister
Hanging organiser - sewn by me, using this tutorial with some canvas material off ebay
Changing wedge - John Lewis
Giraffe changing wedge cover - Aden & Anais
Fabric storage baskets - sewn by me, see my post here
Curtains - Littlewoods
Curtain tie backs - handmade
Crib skirt - handmade, using various fabrics from Emma's Fabric studio
Cushion cover - handmade with this tutorial, using this fabric
World Map canvas - by ArtPause, Not on the High Street (gifted by my parents)
"Good Morning Buddy" & "Good Night, Sleep Tight" framed prints - by Daphne Graphics, Etsy
Frames - local framing shop
Nappy storage - gifted from my Gran
Bunting - sewn by me
Curtain rail - B&Q

So what do you think?  We still need to buy a cotbed sheet (now bought - see picture below), we have our eye on a lime green one which will go nicely with the colours.  Other than that, I think we are pretty much done.  Maybe a colourful rug will be handy for when he is a bit older for playtime.

And...our brilliantly talented friend Jen sent a painting she did all the way from Sweden which we put up today too.  Just love it - thank you Jen ♥



Anyway, we are really pleased with how it has turned out and we haven't spent a fortune either.  Happy Days.

2 comments :

  1. Very cute and colorful. I love the photo of both of your hands on your belly. Your baby will cherish that in years to come.

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  2. great color scheme! also, loving the map, that would be a fun thing to make. a big project, but fun!

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