It has been months since I updated about Little Jimmie’s nursery. Even though we have been working on it often, it really takes a lot of work and planning. I have been determined to get it all done before the little guy arrives and I think we pretty much accomplished my mission. All we have left to do is hang up ONE shelf!
Today and tomorrow I want to share with you some handmade items made by my mother-in-law, my Dad, and myself. First, I have been anxiously waiting to share this amazing quilt that Jim’s mom made! A lot of the fabric comes from not only here in the States, but also from Korea.
I found this Dr. Seuss idea through Pinterest. We were thrilled to discover that there was even a tutorial attached to the design. Originally, the idea stemmed from a wall hanging, but my mother-in-law made it larger so that it could be a baby quilt. The original wall hanging she based Little Jimmie’s quit is from the blog a cuppa and and a catch up, and here is the tutorial. (Can also be used to make a super cute pillow!)
Without further adieu, Little Jimmie’s handmade, one of a kind, baby quilt!
Not only is this quilt super-duper cute, but it’s also practical because it will be great for tummy time! Jimmie can lay on the blanket with his toys and peek under the bunting. He is going to have so much fun discovering which character is under each fabric piece.
To go along with the bunting theme and feel of the room, I whipped up this little bunting banner, the other day, with some fabric scraps I had.
mobile – Babies “R” Us (I scored mine on a discount rack for $11.99!)
Here is the tutorial I used for the bunting banner. I am the worst with measuring and all that stuff you’re supposed to be good at when you sew, so I eye-balled it all; it’s handmade, so it’s not supposed to be perfect. Plus, I really haven’t invested in sewing tools yet, minus a machine and a pair of scissors; I need to get on that.
And just to add a little more Dr. Seuss into the room, my mother-in-law helped me make this curtain valance (she measured and was the patient one during the project, I just tried to sew straight lines.) You can’t have a Dr. Seuss room without The Cat in the Hat, I think it’s a perfect addition to the cutest room. I told Jim we better not show these pictures to our next child, or have an equally spectacular room. Don’t worry, I already have a theme in mind.
Tomorrow I will post the fabulous artwork my dad painted (there are 11!) Two of which are what I based our entire Dr. Seuss baby room theme on. I’ll also post the BIG PICTURE soon, the whole nursery.