feathering the nest

in an attempt to not talk more about how crappy i feel (josephine’s getting pretty close to feeling normal, i think), i thought i’d show you josephine’s “nursery” (aka the little corner of the bedroom where her crib resides).

our goal was to not hang any glass over the crib due to seattle’s propensity towards earthquakes.  that made the task a little more challenging, but i am very happy with what we came up with (and by we, i mean me.  let’s be honest.).  i don’t know that josephine spends much time enjoying gazing at any of it, but hopefully someday she’ll recognize the decorations as part of her special little place.

let’s take a tour, shall we?

1. three of these photos, taken a few years back at a quaint little cabin on the olympic peninsula. i had them mounted on foam core (ordered through mpix) and like the effect.

2. the bird mobile. i don’t think i’ve ever cursed so much while working on a craft project.  the pattern is here, but you’ll have to curse over the hanging on the sticks yourself.

3. a mini-quilt i made with marimekko scraps i got back in december.  mainly to prove that i wasn’t hoarding them.  inspired by this and made using this tutorial.

4. the fantastic birthing necklace made from beads that friends brought to my baby shower. it was in the room when josephine burst forth into the world.

5. the september page from last year’s calendar.

6. a dream-catcher from grandma.

7. josephine’s new sleep buddy, elsie.

8. the quilt i made josephine while i was pregnant.  right now, it’s serving the very important role of night light blocker but i can’t wait to curl up with josephine under it.


6 Responses to “feathering the nest”

  • auntie mae Says:

    this is just so sweet, oma. i love that she has her own little corner in that little apartment. you’ve made it so personal. 🙂

  • Jayme Says:

    amazing and adorable! will you come and decorate our apartment? love love love!

  • Oma and Ned Says:

    jayme, i will if your apartment is the size of a crib…

  • Grandma Susan Says:

    i feel as if i am right there with josephine. you are so clever and smart, oma johannah.

  • erika Says:

    i agree with grandma: so clever and smart. when you tire of making beautiful things for your beautiful girl, feel free to make them for my beautiful boy, ok? he won’t mind. oh how i wish i had your skillz. 🙂

  • Meg Says:

    I agree with G-ma and Ericka — you are so clever and smart! And creative! I wish I had your skills and energy. Speaking of skills and energy … it’s time to dye Easter eggs here … want to come and help?