On Tuesday I made this simple artwork to hang by the new baby’s change table. It was a bit hard to photograph, but essentially its just some letters stamped on cute fabric in a bright yellow frame.
(I tend to sing “you are my sunshine” to my babies when they are little. And I have one particularly vivid memory of singing it to a very colicky Noah in the middle of one very looong night.)
Our region had recently been declared to be suffering a drought and we were getting some much needed rain at the time I was making this, so I thought the rain clouds were rather fitting. It also fits with my overall theme of yellow, hot air balloons and clouds and things (see my unisex baby inspiration post here).
I use the word ‘nursery’ (in ‘Nursery Art’) in quite a broad sense, as the baby will actually be in our room for the first 4-6 months. Fortunately we have a quite a bit of space in our room, and I’ve been enjoying starting to set things up in there.
We haven’t any drawers for the baby yet so I have instead put the change table in our room and bought some wire baskets under it in which to store little clothes and bits and bobs. I initially wanted yellow wire baskets, but these were hard to come by. Someone suggested that I could spray paint them with auto paint (a great idea), but I quite like the white and to be honest really can’t be bothered!
I’ve been plodding away on the hexagon quilt too, although now I’m thinking of making it bassinet not cot size! We’ll see.
Speaking of bassinets, we still haven’t decided whether we are going to use a bassinet or baby hammock yet. At any rate the hammock/ bassinet with be positioned next to the change table near the head of our bed, and will have the hot air balloon hanging over it and this Sweet William print.
I just love organising a baby nursery/ nook!
I have a few more decorating ideas, but now have to decide which ones I’m going to do … you could say I have too many ideas!