I've been having fun this week creating some pictures for babies room. We're all decorated in there now but as we've gone for a neutral off white as we don't know what we're having it does need some brightening. The curtains will be going up in the next few weeks(once I've given my Dad enough time off since his last job!) and they're off white with a little multi coloured polka dot all over. They're currently in Little F's room but as they match the linings of the moses basket he's going to be getting something new.
I have a load of picture frames that I'd had up in my flat in Kew that haven't found a home since. They all need a fresh coat of paint as they've been stored away and have got a bit scuffed and tired looking so I took four of them and painted two yellow(remains of the paint from our hall) and two pale green(remains of the paint from our bedroom)
The fun bit is filling them with some pretty pictures and designs. I had a sort of quilty thing that came with the moses basket that we've never used as in my opinion it would be completely dangerous to put over a baby. I suddenly decided to chop it up and create something new with it. So the fabric on one side, which is the same as the curtains has been cut into flags to add to the bunting I'm making for the room(more of that another day) and the fabric on the other side has been turned into a picture. There was a panel of cream fabric with an embroidery of an Elephant(I think he's called Humphrey) and it was just the right size to fit into the frame. There was rather too much cream above the elephant though so I've sewn a line of buttons above in a mixture of colours picked out from the embroidery. It was super quick and easy to do and looks really cute. The pictures I've taken of it aren't great so I'll wait until it's up on the wall and take a better pic to show you all.
Next I decided I'd like to do something colourful with hearts and felt. I went through my stash of felt and found a good selection of pretty colours that hopefully don't say boy or girl when mixed together. I'm currently in the process of stitching them to some white linen and they'll be placed in one of the yellow frames. I've got more ideas swishing around involving ABC and 123. Not sure yet whether they will be fabric or felt.
I'm so enjoying making things for baby. The knitted blanket is well on it's way to being finished. About 4 more squares to go but I've already started stitching it together. I'll share pictures once it's done. As I mentioned there's also bunting in production.
I would have loved to have done all this kind of thing for little F in the weeks before he was born but his very early arrival and the nervous weeks prior to his arrival meant that we barely had anything organised before he came. Of course I have enjoyed creating his room since but it's not quite the same as preparing for a new baby. I suppose I am almost treating my preparations for this baby the way that most people do for their first and I'm really loving it.
Have a fantastic weekend and I'll see you next week.