Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Nursery

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nursery fabric

nursery fabric

We are on the count down for the arrival of our new granddaughter. My next few posts will include some of the preparations for our new bundle of joy!  The first step we took was to pick out the fabric.  The color scheme was prompted by the fact that my daughter and son-in-law rent a condo and are not permitted to paint or change the curtains. The nursery has three tan walls and one mint wall, so that was the starting point for the room.  Mint, coral and gold!

The starting point

The starting point

To make the room special, it was decided to cover the valance with the gold polka dot burlap.  I just stapled the burlap to the valance and tucked the curtain up under…I had to pin the top down with T-pins…which I did after I took this picture.

Next we covered the wall with gold metallic dots, which were  ordered online and were 3″.  The website had loads of sizes and colors and they were easy to adhere.  I really stressed over the placement.  I was so afraid they would not be even!   I decided to use my 12″ square ruler to help with the placement.

dot placement

dot placement

I put the dot centers on the 6″ and 12″ marks.  I forgot to do a close-up of the wall before I took off the backing.  If you look at the bottom dot, you can see it still had the backing attached.  I used “frog tape” or painters tape to hold the dots in place until I had them positioned where they needed to be…I then peeled of the backing a little at a time while I rubbed on the dots!  I loved the look!

polka dotted wall

polka-dotted wall

The jazzed up wall!!

Dr. Seuss “Cat in the Hat” quilt

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Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat quilt

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat quilt

This is a “Cat in the Hat” quilt that my friend Tammy made.  I quilted it for her and it was so fun to quilt.  I had tons of blank black rows for quilting and four plain red corners to play with…

quilting on Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat quilt

quilting on Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat quilt

In the black rows, I used blue and red thread and alternated the colors.  In this row is says, “make that cat go away”.  I also quilted the fish.

Fish on the Dr. Seuss quilt

Fish on the Dr. Seuss quilt

This is an up close picture of the fish…

Cat in the Hat quilt

Cat in the Hat quilt

“that bump made us jump….”

Cat in the Hat quilt

Cat in the Hat quilt

“What would you do if your mother asked you..”

Cat in the Hat quilt

Cat in the Hat quilt

I put Kites in all four corners and then quilted the “tails” into the black border.

I quilted this last year, but I just went to a “Cat in the Hat” baby shower and I was reminded of this quilt.  I will post some really cute ideas from the shower soon…

 

Paris Baby Shower Invitation

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Cricut Paris baby shower invitation

Cricut Paris baby shower invitation

My daughter and son-in-law are expecting our first granddaughter.  The photo for their birth announcement was taken in front of the Eiffle Tower in Paris, so I thought it fitting to have the Eiffle Tower on the baby shower invitation.  I cut the Eiffle Tower with my Cricut using the “French Manor” cartridge.  I cut the pregnant girl using the Cricut “New Arrival” cartridge.   My daughter loves to shop so I included the shopping bag on the front of the invitation.  She said it looks like she is shopping in Paris!

I purchased all the paper at JoAnne’s.  The colors for the nursery are mint, coral and gold.  I used those same colors for the invitations.  I made the card 6 x 6, but a word of caution on that one!  If your envelope is over 6 1/8″ you will have to pay extra postage.

paper for the invitations

paper for the invitations

 

French Manor

French Manor