(Which we found out the hard way, though everybody survived).
And because she is a girl.
And also because girls appreciate pretty things (even if they are only 4 months old).
I can tell that Aloria appreciates pretty things, can't you?
So out went Bryce, in came the crib, and even though she doesn't get her own room,
she gets her own niche. A very cute, very comfortable niche I might add!
We have always had limited sleeping quarters and I've only had the luxury of a nursery
once (and that only for a couple months). However, I found that there are times when it's
conceivable to make much of what little I do have.
This time, what I have is a crib and a crib-size spot in my room to put it.
I had been debating how to doll up her little corner, and when a package came
in the mail from Auntie Heather with a hand crocheted fuzzy pink and melon colored baby blanket...
And there was this mosquito netting set aside for just the "right" place, a paper star lantern,
and a myriad of quilts with special significance and the perfect pops of color.
1. Auntie Heather's soft sherbet afghan.
2. Baby quilt that belonged to Aloria's Pops (AJ's dad).
3. A baby quilt I made before I was even expecting Zack. I signed up for a class
at a Honeyrun Quilters and used flour sack reproduction prints thinking I'd enjoy
sharing it with all my babies one day!
4. Cotton and flannel blanket I made for Aloria. Both prints are Valori Wells and
may be ordered from Amazon.
(she designs some of my favorite bird fabrics!)
5. Throw pillows upcycled from my couch (I've been wanting to use that word for
a while now: upcycled. It's very in vogue!)
I made them last year, and the yellow is another of my favorite designers Anna Maria Horner.
6. Quilt made for my Carolina by loving hands, and one of the most accomplished
quilters I know, Deborah (Thank you Deborah - I just love it!)
7. 2 paisley flannel receiving blanket with crocheted edging, made by Gramsie.
I use these blankets for literally everything!
8. Retro crib found and restored by Gramsie for Zachary 10 years ago and loved by
me again every time I put a new baby in it:-)
9. Paper star lantern. I bought these on line and don't use them as lamps, though I do
have a few hanging in my living room as bold splashes of color.
10.Mosquito netting from IKEA. I love IKEA. 'Nuff said.
I am happy. Aloria is a bit safer with 4 sides to keep her contained.
When my Dearly Beloved saw my handiwork he said "You're enjoying having a girl"
and do ya know? I think he's right!
3 years ago