I have been working to put my daughters room together. I finally feel like she has her own, serene place. I started the quilt over a year ago and finished it last spring.
Once the bed was put together and the crib removed, the decor looked incomplete. Sooo...I had to get creative.
I found some sheets at Target that worked perfect, but the curtains were a little pricey. I decided to buy one panel and then cut it in half and hemmed each piece. Voila! Two soft, simple curtains that match her room nicely. I already had dark purple liners for night time that I made for her nursery; thank goodness they still work for her room. New rug on the floor and the room feels totally different; grown up. Now it's a big girl room. It looks a little piecy in the pictures, but I promise it all pulls together great!
There's something so satisfying about completing a project. Pulling things together. Creates a calming feeling within...until I walk into brothers room next door and realize it has become a hodge-podge of random decor.
He has become super obsessed with pirates; I mean what little boy doesn't at some point. When he first graduated into his big-boy room, I bought a space-theme set. It was on sale and he was happy with it. The rug is the same as it was a nursery; ditto with the curtains.
This is no good. My boy needs a room he can be proud of. Or at least that Mom isn't embarrassed by..."don't you make quilts to sell?" Why, yes...yes I do.
I had already made some pillowcases for him out of the Pirates fabric from Andover Fabrics. Of course, I'm a little late and most places have sold out of it, but I managed to find some pieces still out there on Etsy and at a wonderful little fabric shop, Bug Fabrics. I even found a panel, and I am such a sucker for panels.
I have been trying to plan out the quilt for his bed, but already have the curtains figured out in my head. I am so excited about this! I can't believe I'm finally doing it! Yeah! Fortunately, there's lots of pirate sheets out there, so I should be able to find something that will go with it.
So, here's to finding new projects to work on, even though I currently have one quilt that I'm binding, one that I need to finish quilting, and two that I am still working on blocks for. Nothing like throwing another project in the mix. Gotta keep things interesting, right?