I thought I'd just share in more detail what I made for Lucy's room. First up: the birdie mobile.
Seven months ago I was doing Google searches for "things to do on bed rest" and "what to do when you're bored." It was 100 times better than bed rest in the hospital, but I was still going stir crazy. One of the things I decided to do was make a bird mobile for Lucy's room. I found this adorable mobile and tutorial online and got to work. It involved hand sewing, but what else did I have to do, right? When deciding on fabrics to use, I think it's best to mix and match. I just used random fabric I had around the house simply because I really couldn't go shopping. The beauty of this mobile is that the fabrics don't necessarily go together on individual birds but as a whole project they flow quite nicely. Clear as mud, right? After you sew and stuff the birds, it's fun to add embellishments. Maybe some wings, buttons, or a ribbon tied here or there. You get the picture. The possibilities are endless. Check out this website if you want to download the bird pattern!
I've been meaning to post these pics for a while, but I just haven't gotten around to it. Lucy's room used to be Graham's room, and we were lazy and just didn't want to paint. Plus, I love the color blue! So I transformed this former blue boy's room into a blue girl's room. I recovered Graham's bumper pads, made a bird mobile, used some embroidery hoops to spell out her name above the bed and threw together a wreath. The room is very random, but I love the randomness of it. Blue is for girls too...I hope you agree.