participating in the kcwc a few weeks ago inspired me to keep sewing! my daughter really loves a book she received from her nana, flower fairies of the winter, and asked to be a flower fairy for halloween.
i used the emma modkid pattern and various fabrics & notions i had already. i used a bright green silk dupioni for the bodice and added vintage lace & buttons. the petals/leaves on the shirt are soft green voile and the petals for the skirt are alternating pink voile & a light white seersucker.
frankie & the new baby will share a room and i have to admit that putting together a girl space has been really fun. i switched the studio with F’s old room and painted the walls off white and a soft peachy orange above the moulding. i spent one long afternoon doing faux bois on one wall. it turned out really well and was incredibly inexpensive. i tinted the glaze with a soft cappuccino color and the effect is lovely & subtle.
i was at an estate sale months ago and found this quilt. it is perfect. it is signed, made by mother / aug 31 / 1939. i don’t think it was ever used. i love all the vintage fabrics and the beautiful hand stitching. it was only $25 and really complements the curtain fabric. it also amazingly works well with the owl crib bedding i made for frankie before she was born.
i kept seeing some lovely lantern/pom pom combinations on pinterest and decided that it was the perfect touch. i found some really inexpensive lanterns & combined them with poms made out of tissue paper. i found some picture shelves on craigslist for $10 and we created a book wall. here is the room so far…
frankie really loves the book wall. we sit on the big bed and read books together before nap & bedtime. she still sleeps in her crib, but will probably transition in the months before the baby arrives.
i absolutely love the flower/pom/lantern display! the poms are really easy to make, but you can also buy them from an awesome portland girl at prost to the host.
it’s still a work in progress. i found twin bed frames for $20 at a garage sale this summer, which i am sanding and painting raspberry (like the shelf). i will store the second one for when the baby gets older. we also found a vintage cabinet ($25!) from the 30’s at a garage sale. it has a cupboard above and shelves below. i am sanding it & painting it raspberry too. i need to hang the bird mobile and some of the owl/woodland stuff from Frankie’s old room. i have a great art idea that will be fun to work on with the boys over the holiday break. all in all, this project has been really rejuvenating for me. it’s nice to see your ideas come to fruition, especially for next to nothing!