October 13, 2013

Baby Crawfords Room - Sneak Peek

I did not leave much time to get Baby's room ready... with only 10 days before she was due I really wanted to make a wee effort.  I found some lovely pink and grey elephant fabric and then worked around those colours.  I only have a small room for the nursery so wanted to make the most of the space.  Storage is important and I loved the idea of using the wasted space under the cot.  I could not find a valance to buy, so decided to test my (novice) machine sewing skills and attempt one myself.

I was so pleased with how the cot valance turned out.  Three hemmed pieces of fabric, a simple box pleat to join and voila the perfect storage space under the cot.  It will even adjust to all cot levels! 

I made the cot blanket in a strip quilt style, backing it with soft pink fleece. The pillow cover is made using the left over fleece and cotton fabric from the quilt.

I decided to put some of my redundant embroidery hoops to use by adding fabric and wee touches of felt.  This is a great way to break up a blank wall.  I have added some pretty bunting and even pimped up the ceiling light with pom-pom embellishments too.

I still have to make a baby mobile for above the cot, but otherwise I think we are all set!! Getting so excited.

xxx Ria





October 06, 2013

Getting excited now...

Only 3 more sleeps and baby Crawford will be here!!  Maisie is so excited at becoming a big sister and has so many plans.  She told my midwife yesterday that she will be 'dropping the baby gently' hehe. 

What does all this mean for Maisie-Moo?  well, I have put both my shops on holiday for the time being.  I expect to reopen though within the next month with my ready to send range listed.  I do not intend on taking on any custom or personalised orders until the New Year. 

If you wish to contact me, feel free... there may be a wee delay as I am not too sure how much time I will have over the next few weeks.

Thank you all

Ria xx