Sunday, May 4, 2014

Insect Baby Nursery

This all started with a quilt - I make one for all of my nieces and nephews.  My sister requested insects, not bugs, and primary colors.  The baby is going to be named Cobalt, so you know that I had to go there.  I started with the quilt.  It took me forever to find the right fabric.  I hardly ever do this, but I ordered this designer fabric special from online and I was thrilled with it.  I designed this quilt 100% on my own, something I also rarely do.

The quilt and my friend Keri inspired me to create matching curtains.  Here is a link to a tutorial for how to do these:  The curtains took forever, but they are truly works of art in themselves.

I had some fabric leftover and a lamp that has been useless in the garage for a long while - it never really fit correctly in my house, but I couldn't get rid of it, because my dad hand-turned it.  This inspired an awesome, upcycled lampshade.  The tutorial for that is here:
My sister added the final touches: framed bugs - not prints, real bugs!!!  They brought everything together.  I was SO happy to be able to do this for my nephew and sister.  It was a ton of work, but I am so glad that he is going to have a completely unique, custom nursery when he gets here.  I was also very flattered that my sister trusted me to do this.  I love her dejected dog, must know he's about to be displaced, in this picture.  Poor Oliver Javier.

1 comment:

  1. I need to make something like this! My son wakes up so early, because the sun is shining into his room. If we had curtains like that, it would help block some of that sun out, and he might sleep longer. Plus, they look so darn cute!