Tag Archives: Bedroom

The Best Room on the Block

20 Apr

We used to have a guest room.  Now we have a Best Room (half baby room/half guest room) – all hand made and dragon themed, of course!  Here are some shots of the awesomeness:

two handmade pillows, a dragon, and a teeny tiny velociraptor!

My all-time favorite poem - someone made this for my mom when SHE started having babies! She knew I loved it & surprised me with it... isn't she awesome?

One of my aunts made this when I was a baby - it's been hanging in my bedroom since I was born, and now it's hanging in my baby's room.

 

A dragon-y mobile my sister-in-law created, and an awesome dragon tapestry hanging over the crib.

The handmade wall (that's Husband's artwork on the left, and a few little dragon appliques I framed on the far right).

 

and, of course, more granny squares! I made this green blanket when we first started trying for a baby... after almost 3 years it's finally going to see some use! (Oh yeah, and one more pillow case)

 

It was surprisingly difficult to decide on decor for a baby’s room-slash-guest room, but I think we found a happy balance (I only cried two or three times!). There’s a baby sleeping device and a dresser along the back wall (beside the rocker), and some short bookshelves under the handmade wall.

See the top of the bookshelf there? It used to be the headboard for an old, old waterbed. We painted it black & voila! Instant toddler-sized toy storage!

 

We also used some things that Husband & I had saved from our own childhoods – Bugs Bunny, for example, was mine way back in the day, and the Pac Man lunchbox & Glow Worm were Husband’s.  In the end, the room turned into a nice mixture – some hand made things, some new things, some vintage things, and some repurposed things.  Considering the small amount of space, the fact that we couldn’t do any major renovations since we’re renters, and the dual-use this room’s going to see, I’m pleased with how it turned out.  And, honestly, baby boy isn’t going to remember living here anyway, so I’m pretty sure we could have just slapped some sheets in a laundry basket & he’d be happy.  =)

 

Mama’s Pillow

19 Sep

Well, the jig is up by now, and if I’ve scheduled this post correctly, I am *at this moment* attending Husband’s grandmother’s surprise 80th birthday party (Happy Birthday, Mama!)!

I decided to make Mama a pillow.  I started with two identical squares:

And turned one into this:

Then, because I get bored very easily, I changed the pattern for the other side of the pillow, and it turned out like this:

It was originally all white except for the flower, but I thought this side needed more color, so I just made a big long chain of purple & white together & wove it through a row of dcs.

The other side looks like this:

And, because I just happened to walk by this basket and thought it matched perfectly, Here’s how Mama’s present looks:

Yes, Mama got the scarf from Friday’s post.  She would have gotten the socks, too, but they’re already slated for someone else.  I didn’t have any ribbon long enough, and then suddenly noticed the (purple, even) scarf sitting right on my crafting table!  Perfect!  I hope she likes it! })i({