Decorating the baby nursery

April 23, 2016

I ordered some beautiful 100 per cent merino wool online and used a needle felting technique

I am happy to report that we are now over half way through the pregnancy – woo hoo! We had our scan a few weeks ago and everything is going perfectly. The baby is measuring five days bigger than expected, so who knows what that means!

The bub may end up sharing a birthday with my husband at this rate – something I don’t think he really wants to share, but I am sure he wouldn’t mind if it really does happen.

Pink crocheted bonnet
Pink crocheted bonnet

I have started crocheting a little bobble bonnet for the winter birth. I am using some soft pink cashmere wool from the lot my mum sent me. Knowing my luck with trying to get things finished for the baby, I will indeed get the beautiful pink bonnet complete but the baby will be a boy! Oh well, boys can wear pink too.

On an important note, I think it is time to start decorating the nursery. The baby will be moving into the spare room, which was unfortunately our ‘junk/craft/everything that didn’t have a home’ room.

I decided I would do a spring clean while my husband was interstate so I could take a few days at my own pace and not have stuff everywhere when he got back. I still had stuff everywhere!

The house is looking a little less in shambles this week and the cot and furniture are all in place, which makes me feel a little better. So now onto making it look pretty.

A crochet bunny I have made for the baby
A crochet bunny I have made for the baby

I am struggling to pick any kind of colour theme or style. I have been considering the idea of pom pom garlands, but I also love felt bunting, mini macramé hangers with colourful beads… perhaps I should host a crafternoon and get my girlfriends to make them for me in lieu of a baby shower (as I hear you can’t have one for the second baby). Actually, this is a great idea. Perhaps we can do it while watching The Bachelor!

Banner made from felt with raised letters
Banner made from felt with raised letters

I did make this beautiful banner to hang in the room. I ordered some beautiful 100 per cent merino wool online and used a needle felting technique to attach the letters to the base felt. I left it at this stage as I like the letters being a little raised; however if you keep felting, the letters and the base felt will eventually become one piece. It is a pretty cool technique. Would you be interested in learning?

That is all from me! I have heaps work to do, a bonnet to crochet and a crafty party to organise.

Imogen x

This article was first published by Crave for Crafts

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Imogen is one half of the Crave for Crafts team who established a crafting business in 2014 with Ana Garcia del Barrio, as a way of making craft workshops accessible across Brisbane and surrounds. Crave for Crafts has successfully undertaken many workshops, both independently and in collaboration with other makers and institutions, including the State Library of Queensland Distant Lines exhibition. Crave for Crafts also offers private events organisations and crafty parties.

Master crocheter, paper crafter, sewer… Imogen can do everything crafty! Imogen and Ana came together through their love of crafts and pretty handmade things. They desire to share their passion with as many people as possible, and make new friends along the way.

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