The Nursery

23 January 2014

Ever since we found out we were expecting, I have found Pinterest to be a treasure trove of ideas for the little one's room.  Now in my opinion, people can go a bit overboard.  And while we wanted something special for baby Choudhry, we didn't want to spend a fortune and we wanted something simple but colourful.

I visited my favourite online fabric store, Emma's Fabric Studio and found Riley Blake's alphabet soup and knew this was the one we would use.  We love the colours, so I bought the "Finn" fat quarter bundle along with a few metres of the Alphabet Soup (boy) fabric for a blackout blind which my friend is kindly making for us (still to come).

I used all the fabric from this bundle along with some kona cotton solid colours I had already to make all the bunting, the cushion cover, the crib skirt and the curtain tie-backs.

We don't really have a theme as such, there are some giraffes, elephants, the cutest cuddly hippo you have seen and some of sewing by me.

Here is a list of everything in the little one's room:

Rocking Chair & Stool - Ikea
Crochet blanket - made by my Gran
Cotbed, dresser & wardrobe - Izziwotnot (bought on ebay)
Shelf - bought second hand
Nursing Pillow - given to me by a friend
Blue polka dot changing bag - gifted & handmade by a dear friend
Baby See Me Wrap (hanging in the grey bag on the shelf) - gift from my sister
Hanging organiser - sewn by me, using this tutorial with some canvas material off ebay
Changing wedge - John Lewis
Giraffe changing wedge cover - Aden & Anais
Fabric storage baskets - sewn by me, see my post here
Curtains - Littlewoods
Curtain tie backs - handmade
Crib skirt - handmade, using various fabrics from Emma's Fabric studio
Cushion cover - handmade with this tutorial, using this fabric
World Map canvas - by ArtPause, Not on the High Street (gifted by my parents)
"Good Morning Buddy" & "Good Night, Sleep Tight" framed prints - by Daphne Graphics, Etsy
Frames - local framing shop
Nappy storage - gifted from my Gran
Bunting - sewn by me
Curtain rail - B&Q

So what do you think?  We still need to buy a cotbed sheet (now bought - see picture below), we have our eye on a lime green one which will go nicely with the colours.  Other than that, I think we are pretty much done.  Maybe a colourful rug will be handy for when he is a bit older for playtime.

And...our brilliantly talented friend Jen sent a painting she did all the way from Sweden which we put up today too.  Just love it - thank you Jen ♥

Anyway, we are really pleased with how it has turned out and we haven't spent a fortune either.  Happy Days.


  1. Very cute and colorful. I love the photo of both of your hands on your belly. Your baby will cherish that in years to come.

  2. great color scheme! also, loving the map, that would be a fun thing to make. a big project, but fun!


Latest Instagrams

© Gathered By Claire. Design by FCD.