Monday, March 10, 2008

Sewing for the nursery!

It's is amazing the wonderful feeling you can get from doing something so simple. I bought a new bassinet for the baby (our other one had gotten damaged in the shed from mold) and trimmed it with the ribbons I'd bought:

think I'll add another pink bow to the canopy part as well ;)

Yesterday I finished sewing up the baby wipes I'd started cutting out earlier in the week. I had a bit of a chuckle to myself at how careful I was being, I mean in the end they are just going to be used to wipe a dirty little bottom, but I was as proud of them as any other outfit I could've been making lol.

After looking online, I went with what I saw as the most popular fabric combination, soft flanelette on one side and terry toweling on the other. Might get another half metre or so of the same fabric to make up a few more, think I might need a little bit more than 20 of them!

And here's some progress photos of the nursery - still not 100% finished (you can see some boxes waiting for assembly still in the corner, one is a shelf and the other is a toy/storage box) but the painting and wallpaper border is all done. Steve is just about to start putting the cot together and I need to get some curtains - will check out the Spotlight sale tomorrow!

Close up of the border and paint colours

Can't believe I'm 36 weeks today, only around 4 weeks or so and my little girl will be here!

Natalie
xx

11 comments:

Heids said...

Oh Natalie, it all looks so gorgeous and just perfect for that treasure you are soon to be holding.

Cass said...

Natalie the room looks wonderful. You put me to shame, Lucy's room is still a shambles

Andrea said...

Oh Natalie, everytings coming together beautifully! You already have some unicorns for her, that is just adorable!

Austy's Mum said...

Cute wipes fabric! Yep, terry and flannel are the best combo for wipes as they are not too thick. The terry side does the grabbing, then you fold them in half and the flannel side does the rinsing and last little clean up. To make things easier on you sewing things, why don't you round the corners off? You can cut them all as rectangles then use a small bowl to trace around, or just do them freehand as you serge them. It means no stopping and starting on the overlocker and also longer lasting wipes as there is only one end that might come unravelled through all that washing. That's how I did mine and they are still going strong after 2.25 yrs. I did about 20 at firts but then found I needed about 40 as there are a lot of icky nappies in the first few months and you use more than one wipe on several of them. HTH :)

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Little Munchkins said...

The room looks really great. Love the unicorn border...fantastic idea.

Cathy said...

wow, bubs is nearly here! i can tell you're excited about having a little girl :) having fun with all the pinks and purples, the bows and pretty things after 2 boys :) the bassinet is just gorgeous and the room looks adorable! best of luck over the next few weeks :))

Cascade Lily said...

Only four weeks to go! And love all the pink :) Have you got a couple of green outfits? You might get sick of all that pink! Nah, never!

Corrie said...

oh what a beautiful room and the basinette is just a treasure! I can tell a little princess is going to live there....I'm going to do some of those wipes as they look so soft and lovely!

you are definitely in nesting mood and hope the time flies

Corrie:)

Niki said...

Omgosh, wonderful bassinet! Only 4 wks to go! I'd love to make your baby girl a quilt. My treat! Thanks for adding me to your sidebar. Also, I have a quilt auction going on soon, come by my blog and see the progress! Niki's Ventures

Mama Russell said...

Your cloth wipes are adorable! I need to get started on some of those. GREAT job!