Thursday, January 21, 2010

Nursery Decorating Episode 1 and a Baby Name!

Oh, hi there.


A while ago I purchased a couple of lots of old embroidery hoops on eBay. I knew I wanted to use them to decorate the nursery, but I wasn't sure how. So I himmed and hawed, thought of this idea and that. In the end, this is what I came up with...


I took my old embroidery hoops,


and some (not random) letters and traced them (backwards) onto some double stick fusible web.


I stuck the web to some fabric and cut out the letters along the trace lines.
Then I placed the letters on a background fabric and ironed them on.


Next, I framed the letters in the embroidery hoops,


And embroidered a simple backstitch around each for a more finished look.


I had four 3" embroidery hoops left, so I put some background fabric in those and sewed on clusters of buttons,


and tied a velvet ribbon around them.



Finally, I hung them all up in the nursery and took a bad picture of them.
Just in case you can't read that, we have chosen to name our little girl
Lydia
after my father's mother, the sweet lover of all things that bloom and grow, poetry, and sun warmed strawberries dipped in sugar.
(she also liked to drink Tab)

19 comments:

Violadiva said...

stunningly lovely! the name, the room, the decor. Lucky baby.

Eliza said...

It's perfect!

Kimba said...

Adorable, as I said before. Love, love, love it! Her room is more "done" than Wy's is! Can't wait to see it (and her!) myself.

turleybenson said...

Ohhh. I love it, Abs. It is, indeed perfect.

lauren said...

what a delightful way to unveil your little girl's name. great choice, btw. and what a great decorating idea!

Leslie said...

How beautiful. I am sure she will want to keep those. What a beautiful tribute to your daughter and to your talents. You amaze me!

Kaylynn said...

I love the name. I love your decorations! It is beautiful, but I didn't expect anything less!

Mellanee said...

Belina, how darling. It's magazine worthy. So proud of you.

Liv said...

Ok, wow.

I especially love the buttons on the fabric. So precious!

And let me just tell ya, when I was trying to figure out the name from the backwards letters I honest-to-goodness though baby was going to be Lybia. I kid you not, people call me that all the time.

Thank you for NOT naming your baby after a country and instead naming your baby after a lovely family member. It's beautiful.

Tanya said...

love love love it! such a sweet name too.

Abby said...

:)

Liv, you're welcome.

(your comment made me laugh!)

Nick and Stacy Stevens said...

You are so amazing. Every time I see the things that you create I get so envious. You are so talented! I love the name. It's beautiful.

bridge said...

I love the finished wall! And dare I say the button hoops are my favorite? So adorable and perfect over the crib. Can't wait for the next episode!

Madeline and Family said...

I love that name. You are so talented with the sewing and the crafting and the collecting ;) I love it all.

Abby said...

You may dare say, Bridge. The buttons turned out to be my favorite, too. I think the letters may need a little embellishing somewhere still...they are currently on probation. :)

The Bauers said...

WOW!!! What an adorable idea, I love it love it love it!! And cutest name, what a fun way to reveal it, so excited for you

heather said...

I love it! You are so sting creative that i'm a little envious. (I need your brain for my new calling by the way, Relief Society Meeting Leader. Bizarre right) I absolutely love the name. She will be just as beautiful as her mother.

Kjersti said...

LOVE it, Abs! I'd love to have you come make some things for my apartment. What do you think? I can't wait for your sweet girl to get here, I'm so anxious to see her and I can't wait until I can meet her!

Eric and Lindsay said...

OH I just love love love it. So cute. I hope I'm that creative by the time we have a kid.