Saturday, May 28, 2011

Not Too Scrappy: Lincoln's (Future) Room

 My talented Aunt Sheryl made us a quilt (again) but this time for Lincoln! Isn't it adorable?

The top side of the masterpiece.
Sporting the pj's my parents got for him on our Yellowstone trip before he was even born...
"What do you think you're doin' takin' my picture?"
We like it on the side of his co-sleeper for now. :)
 Squire loves the plaid, and I love it too. And well, I've already decided it's going to be Lincoln's favorite blanket! Haha. Anyways, it's a scrap quilt - made from lots of old fabric. I have decided that when we have a separate nursery for Lincoln, I'll be decorating his room to match it.

I think I'll be making a scrap rug to "match" the scrap quilt. ;) I have even found a couple tutorials on different ways to accomplish this task: one here and here. (Thanks for the inspiration, Aisling.)
(If all this talk of making stuff with scrap fabric gets your creative/green tick going, you should check out this link.)

Also, twice a year in Provo, there is a large craft fair called the Beehive Bazaar. About 40 of the best local crafters bring their stuff and sell it to the public. It is a blast to go and see what others create, stash away ideas for what I think I could reasonably make on my own, and admire and (sometimes) buy the stuff I don't think I could. When I saw this little "taxidermied" stuffed moose guy at the Bazaar in April, I knew he would add the perfect "woodsy" feel to Lincoln's future room, so I snagged him.

We also got a couple of this girl's prints for Lincoln's future room. One of a raccoon, and another of two owls:

 Perhaps something like these would be cute too:
Woodland inspired bookends.
 I'm thinking we'll have to do something with a tree or two.
But,not jungle-themed - I just like the 3-D feel of this one.

Maybe just with woodland creatures instead of monkeys and parrots?

Another idea.
Or these trees. . .
Or these. . .
I would like it if I could make his room feel half outdoorsy woodsy, and half like a (sophisticated French) cabin?

Or, maybe just go all out with the log cabin feel?

I'm not exactly sure how all these things will be accomplished yet, but I'm thinking about it. I'm letting all these ideas and pictures stew in my mind, as well as some of the furniture designs on this sweet blog (so we can do something great for cheap). But, I guess maybe we should get a place with a room I could decorate before I get too much going, huh? ;) Someday. . .


  1. I love the rag rug idea! thanks so much for the link.

    I like the cabin look for Lincoln. I've never seen that for a nursery. I like the 3D tree, but I think it would get in the way. A friend of my had a huge leaf over the bed (she went with a jungle theme), and it got in the way when she want to put the baby in the bed.

  2. It's hard not to plan and dream. I like the half woodies/half french cabin look the best.

  3. I think we should get a real moose head to put in Lincoln's room, although its nose would probably extend into the middle of the room and perhaps its antlers would hit the ceiling fan. But oh well I still think we should do it.



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