Hanging over the crib is fabric in different sizes of embroidery hoops. I originally had these hanging over my sewing table, but needed something for a wall that I would be seeing more frequently than the sewing nook for the coming weeks. And it'll be so easy to change out when my mood/the nursery space/the season changes. I've seen lots of embroidery hoops in second-hand stores, on craigslist, and on freecycle, so this kind of art collection would be easy to put together on a budget.
The set of five pictures over the rocking chair was inspired by the collection of ideas for upcycling toddler art that I saw here. I felt like I wanted Little Girl to contribute something personal to the new baby's room, but wasn't really sure what that could look like. Looking around on Pinterest got me thinking that it wouldn't be a Bad Mom Move of me to cut up some of her art ... so, we delved into painting:
|Believe me, it's REALLY REALLY easy to make |
a crib sheet out of a couple yards of fabric.
I'm not just saying that. It really is.
Tucked away next to the crib is a crate full of fun toys for Little Girl herself. I'm so thankful for friends with experience in this keep-the-older-sibling-occupied thing - we've received some fun and interactive gadgets to keep her entertained while I've got my hands full. Thanks, friends!
So, we're ready! Come on, little one!