Nursery Inspiration

Although we got more then a few inches of snow on Saturday, the blizzard that we had anticipated only ended up lasting a few hours, which was a relief. We got to spend the afternoon celebrating a birthday with friends at our local swimming pool, and as a bonus to my Saturday, I got to do a little fabric shopping and wound up finding some great inspiration for Little Ninja’s future nest.

Here’s what I found:

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I love this light and yet stormy looking gray with white, mixed in with zings of turquoise, and the subtle greens in these patterns. Also stripes. Horizontal and Chevron stripes will definitely be incorporated into this nursery.

I’ll let you in on a little secret, I pretty much suck at planning big projects with multiple pieces. I find that my creativity works at optimum efficiency when I pick one piece to start working on as a jumping off point for further inspiration. The first thing I pictured when choosing these fabrics was little fingers and toes curling against it in little mister’s crib. So I knew I would be starting with a blanket. Yesterday morning, after a wee bit of sketching, I had a layout drawn up and got busy cutting and sewing this monster together. About two hours later…

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I plan on adding some kind of gray and white stripe backing next weekend after another fabric browsing excursion. I found a couple that I liked, but wanted to get the front done first to see which will work better. I am also toying with the idea of binding the blanket with black trim because I think it will really make the turquoise stand out. Stay tuned for an update on the blanket and for other posts involving this nursery project over the next couple months!

I also made a few burp clothes and cloth wipes with some of the leftover scraps from this and from a couple receiving blankets I made yesterday. The robot/science fabric on the burp cloths below is also another weekend find and one of my favorites.

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Here is one more fun fabric I nabbed and absolutely adore but am still unsure what to use for. Brainstorming ideas for these cute little birdies today!

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Happy Monday!

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