Saturday, June 09, 2007

Momentum Intention

So I got this crazy idea that if I made curtains for the...um...baby's room...you know, something just for her that inspiration and momentum would simultaneously occur. I think that I may be getting somewhere because yesterday I actually purchased some coordinating sheets for the...uh...crib. Crib? Uh, yeah, the crib. I'm thinking that it is time to pull that thing out of the garage and get on with assembling and dressing it.

Sorry about the uncomfortable pauses above. Its just that I have such a feeling of intangibilty about our adoption. It feels so abstract and elusive. Remote, even.

Curtains, yes curtains! Nothing like a little drapery to make it all the more real, don'tcha think?

I like to create the illusion of a plan:


I usually end up fudging it. Works fine for me - as long as I use a tape measure. My trusty iron does its part in keeping things even and straight - so that helps.

Iris always wants to help.


She is a great little partner.

Originally I planned to use the red lacy trim together with the blue - but it looked a little on the boudoiresque side. Can't have that for a nursery, now can we? I ended up using it on the back as a fancy seam something-or-other.

Call me reckless and indulgent.



Here is the finished product:


I am pleased. And, no, the walls are not staying purple. God, no.

These are the sheets I bought at B's R Uz. And, yes, I parked in the Stork spaces - those people have no idea the toll that an unexpected and agonizingly LONG "paper pregnancy" can have on a girl. Seriously, they do not know the half.


Anyway, I think that I have a palette unfolding here. I'm thinking of the blue corduroy for a bed skirt. God, how I love corduroy. I'd been saving this for a jumper/overall sort of thing - but I'm thinking it works with the room vibe.

This just may keep me going for a while.

32 comments:

Stacy said...

LOVE IT!! The curtain looks fantastic!!

I know what you mean about this feeling abstract and elusive. We received a call that our crib was in. I thought I would be so excited. Instead I said, "Ok, We'll be there in a couple of weeks to get it." ???? Seriously ~ that is what I said. I am in no big hurry.

I do have a plan -in my head- for the nursery. I even have curtains planned - in my head. I may be e-mailing you for help.

Love the picture of your helper! :)

walternatives said...

I empathize with your feelings of intangibility, girlfriend. Lately, I've been wondering if I haven't put the adoption _too far_ out of mind - can I get the excitement back? Beginning the nursery (in your case, with drapery) may just be the cure. The curtain is darling and the palette - soothing. Looking forward to watching your nursery (and corduroy) unfold.

Jacquie said...

Love it! And love that color palette. Gonna be so cool.

Joannah said...

That looks fantastic! I love the colors you have chosen. I started parking in those spaces a BRU several months ago, too. What are they going to do to us, anyway? Ask us to pee on a stick before we enter the store? ;-)

M3 said...

Hooray! You are so skilled. Dang!!!

atomic mama said...

I'm loving the curtains, and the fact that y'all are parking in the expectant mom spaces. Good on ya!!

Jessi said...

Very nice! I can't wait to see the whole room reveal.

So what color are you going to paint it?

kris said...

Well, don't apologize for the pauses, we all certainly understand. The curtains look fab.

jk said...

Very nice. We have made a quick push on the design of our nursery as well - just enough to put it back together as a livable room - now we will let it set awhile since I cannot bear to go further quite yet.

I don't even GO to BRU - I just STAY AWAY.

cavatica said...

Great curtains! Very impressive. This whole adoption is so abstract, you're right. Let me know if curtains help.

Carolyn said...

Very, very cute material! Your little one's room is going to be gorgeous!

Miss Cleo said...

I think it is good to work on the room. There is a lot to do. Corduroy feels really nice to the touch

amy said...

Thats just beautiful!!!

Katie J said...

Wahoo! You've started the nursery! That is a big leap of faith and I bet the water feels a bit cool, but it's nice and warm once you get used to it. I'm so glad you're diving in, WZ-Girl!

Love the curtains and I can't wait to see the whole thing!

Shandra said...

I understand your pauses totally. We have our ref for a WC now and I still can't start her room.

Cute curtains.

C.J. said...

That is some kind of cuteness there. Love the curtain work.

I've decided to let Jake the cat enjoy the current crib bedding (like I really had a choice). Time Jadyn arrives it will be time for a new ensemble.

natalee said...

I love those ABC Flower wall hangings! Where do you get them? Great job on the curtain, btw.

Avery's Mom & Dad said...

but of course you did it again. You are such the crafty girl. I am going to make the curtains for our nursery too. I have picked out all of my fabrics, but haven't ordered them. If I really like it, I better get on it, or else it will be so long that they won't carry it anymore.
I think the curtains turned out great, and can't wait to see it painted.

Doris & Dan said...

Great job on the curtains!

I feel the same way. It seemed so real when we first started and now...so far away from happening.

Keep smilin!

Mrs. Vandertramp said...

Huh. We do qualify for those stork spots, don't we? Never thought of it that way. I use our crib to store all of those things I can't stand to put away - it's a wonderful clutter-holder....

isepa said...

Amazing start! Keep chugging forward, my friend...

momladybird said...

Curtains are fantastic! Great Job!
I have been keeping busy with sewing projects too!
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Headmeister said...

I'm totally there with you on the "pauses". I feel ya sister.

The curtains are fabulous! That material is great too! I still have all the material and the patterns I bought a few months ago when I was determined to start sewing, but have yet to use them. I promise that this winter, I'll have something to show you...lol. Oh - and I love that you parked in the stork spot. Love it.

secret agent said...

hey now, a good part of my life is purple.

let me know if you want alpaca wool guys number
he told me he sold it cheap.

new girl said...

Love them! Totally love them! I'm afraid ours are going to be store bought when the time comes.

I didn't even know about "stork" spaces at Babies RU -- geez.

new girl said...

P.S. I also like how your choices are not too babyish or girly-girl yet still are great for a baby girl!

Mark & Michelle said...

Great job!

Can't wait to see the nursery all done and put together.

As for the unreal part - we have not even discussed colours, themes NOTHING...We have not even fully decided on a room!

Mariah said...

Beautiful!!! You are sooo talented!! Can't wait to see how the whole room turns out!

Jonni & John said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely, and how exciting! I can't wait to see the awesome job that you are going to do on Buttercup's nursery.

Hugs,
Jonni

K said...

I love your fabric. The valance is beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished room.

I park in the stork spaces, too!

K

Shannon S said...

Beautiful fabric! You (and Iris) did a lovely job on the curtains. As for the pauses, at times they are huge and ominous.

Laura said...

Wow, your curtains are beautiful!
I'm so sorry this is dragging out for so long.
hugs,
Laura