Edit (1/19/10)*- I'm happy to say, I have checked everything off, with the exception of laundering my diapers! I'm adding a few new photos to this post of my newest project completions...as well as as my new to-dos!
Here's a list a started back in November of things to do before baby girl arrives...I'm a nester, BIG time. This is part of how I prepare for my babe...makes lists, sew like crazy, do some crafts, do some shopping...it's therapy for me while I wait.
I love to go to www.ohdeedoh.com for nursery inspiratons. I love the mix of vintage and modern people use there, and color and homemade touches. I have found lots of my ideas there.
It's coming along...we hit the room restoration big time this week, while Matt is off work for Christmas break. It looks so great! It's my new happy place and the boys are loving it, too. Hayden keeps telling me how "beautiful" it is in there, and he wants to snuggle with me in the rocking chair with his blanket and some books. Loving that tonight. He is quite a lapful though! It's the same rocking chair that my Mom bought while she was expecting me, and she used it to rock me and my brother in (and many other little ones over the years). When I was pregnant with Hayden, she gave it to me, and I spent lots of hours rocking the boys when they were little. I can't wait to rock little baby girl in it, too!
launder cloth diapers
make bookrack like this (maybe)
Here is the crib bumper...I LOVE this fabric. It's from the Denyse Schmidt Katie Jumprope collection. love love love the orange with the wall color.
My mom and I got the idea for these curtains at Aunt Tam's Fine Fabric & Home Fancy in Battle Ground. I love that place! It's so inspiring. These aren't done yet, but I couldn't wait to see what they'd look like hanging up. The crib was a goody from craigslist. It's Ikea's Gulliver crib. I liked the low profile since it's such a teeny tiny room (8x10).
This is a wardrobe that I got off craigslist. It's an Ikea Aneboda. We removed the lame closet shelf and rod that was where the changing table is to make it feel more open in the room, but needed some closet space. This was my $50 find! (the lady actually came down to $50 before I could try to talk her down! That is my kind of shopping!)
Here is the rocker I mentioned above. I bought this antique quilt months ago at Little Bo'tique, my favorite resale shop here in Vancouver. It was only $40! It's twin size, so I plan to use it later on her big girl bed. I loved the fun colors in it...and, I realized today that it must have been meant to be, because it's main color is purple, which is what little miss' ethiopian name means.
This is the first baby doll for baby girl. She is ADORABLE. Her name is Coco, from BlaBla. She is so soft and cuddly...handknit. The colors on her skirt were my inspiration for the colors I wanted in this room, stripes of aqua, orange, pink, blue...love it!
This little set of vintage suitcases was inspired by the blue one in the middle. It was my grandmothers...it even still has her luggage tag attached with her name in her own handwriting on it. I hope it never falls off. Those two hand embroidered linens belonged to her too. I love them! There also a few little books I've been picking up here and there for the little one, including a really cool vintage book of childrens stories and nursery rhymes I bought at a garage sale...and of course, the Lucy the Lamb book. Hayden liked the Teddy Bear because it looks like his sock monkey, Professor Sock. :)
It feels really good to have it look ready for a baby to live in!