Sunday, 16 September 2012

Decorating the Nursery!

Hello there,

How are you? Its been a few days since I had a chance to catch up so I'll try to make up for it.
Finally got a new camera, am still coming to grips with it so forgive me! Been busy making lots of Christmas decorations, bunting and of course finishing the baby blanket. A lot of cleaning and rearranging and the nusery is almost ready. I went for a soft mix of colours, blues and greens and greys. I have ordered some retro airplane print fabric for the curtains and chair.

I made this cushion a few months ago and had it listed on my etsy shop but I took the listing down and its found its way into the baby's room! The frame was a bargain buy in Dunnes.

The finished pram blanket! A lot of careful sewing and matching and reorganising later it is finally finished.
Here is another picture of it. My hat goes off to people who make patchwork and baby quilts, they must put a huge amount of work and effort into them. The owl babies hanger is from Ikea. It reminds me of the "Owl Babies" book for children.
 Of course no room would be complete without bunting! It couldn't take a decent picture of it as it's accross the window but it matches the blanket. The picture frame is vintage, Old MacDonalds farm pictures. The curtains will be replaced.
 
I couldnt resist this monkey sticker, a bargain from ebay (4.80 euro inc P&P), its large and on the wall over the cot. As its a sticker I can easily removed it when it becomes too babyish!
All the old frames I painted before using grey and green paint are hanging up too and match in perfectly. I'll take a few more pics when the rain stops.
Two weeks to go till the big day so must attempt to put feet up for a bit!!

All the best,
Maria

Friday, 7 September 2012

Dallas is Back! And a cushion for JR

Hello,

Did anyone else watch Dallas the other night? It was the first episode of the new series. Dallas holds a real childhood memory place in my heart! My parents would whisper to each other about getting us kids up to bed so they could watch "Salad" in peace. Eventually we cracked the code and realised they were talking about the Dallas. Of course the odd time we would be allowed up to watch it or we would hide in the dinning room and watch it with creaks in our necks. Being in primary school at the time it was a real badge of honour if you actually got to see it, it didn't really matter that you didn't understand a lot of what was going on in it!
We all knew JR was cool and Sue Ellen was drunk a lot of the time and that Bobby was the good guy but not half as cool as JR. And of course Bobby in the shower, and all those "Who shot JR?" t-shirts. Ah the good old days!
So it was interesting to see Dallas back on air all these years later. It was fun to watch and a real trip back in time. Even the theme tune was the same.
Just a thought but I think sub-consciously Dallas and its cowboys may be responsible for a lot of my boys aprons and cushions!!!

Have a great weekend!
All the best,
Maria

Sunday, 2 September 2012

The Tooth Fairy and patchwork Baby Blanket

Hello,

We had a very important visitor last night, the tooth fairy! It was the first tooth that fell out so it was a big deal. The tooth was placed in a little pink bag and carefully placed under the pillow. Of course teeth mean cash so there was great delight this morning when she found the tooth gone and money in its place. Bless!

Am working through my list of jobs. Here's my plan for the baby blanket, I roughly laid out the squares/rectangles in a pattern and I am going to sew them together row by row. Fingers crossed..



Have a great day!

All the best,
Maria