If you've been following my blog, you know that my baby girl just turned 1 and we finally gave her a party! (Just a few months late.) For Ava's birthday I found the most adorable vintage style play kitchen, which set the theme for the rest of her gifts.
Too cute huh?!
If you're interested, here's where I got mine. There were so many cute one's online, but this one was perfect for Ava.
I got this cute little cupcake set from Target.
I had the most adorable playtime placemats made for Ava from Nana Company, who I found on flickr. Amy is super sweet and ultra talented!
While I was photographing Ava playing, I started taking pictures of the rest of her nursery since it has been awhile. The last time was before she was born. You can see those here in my flickr. The biggest change is that the white chair is no longer there. I moved it downstairs quite a while ago. The space is now filled with the play kitchen.
This is the view from the doorway.
Pretty much the only other differences are the moving and changing of accessories. I am too lazy to hang things on the wall, plus I like rearranging the items on the lege around the room. When we were planning the room, the ledge was a must have for me. My perfectionist hubby did all the woodwork himself, (except painting...that was me!) and with only minimal prior experience as far as remodeling, trimwork, etc. He amazes me how he just figures it out.
The dresser we found on Craigslist and painted...we still have a little matching nightstand to do. I love the red antique child's chair. It travels around the house, but I really love it here. I made the boxes stacked on top from paper mache boxes at Joann's and vintage wallpaper I bought on e-bay. The adorable lamp and beautiful quilt were gifts from Ava's aunt aunt Kerri, as well as the pink vintage knobs on the dresser. The ledge is full of little things made by me, with the exception of the tiny matryoshka's given to me by my brother who served a mission in Russia.
I made the crib bumper with lots of Darla fabrics, mixed with Japanese imports and some other coordinating prints. I basically made a long skinny quilted cover for an existing bumper pad. I never even stitched up the ends, I just tuck them in so no one can see. ;) I'm sneaky like that. heehe. I also never hemmed the curtains. I may have to consider doing that before I ever wash them. Oh, and there's that little nightstand that still needs a paint job.
Ava likes hanging out on her chair. Especially with a bottle. Here's where I tried to take a picture of her with her new mommy-made birthday apron.
That didn't go over so well. My husband was concerned that she wasn't wearing a headband in these pictures. As you can see, she does object to things.
So, of course I took it off.....as to end the trauma.
I assured her that it was okay because mommy was now wearing the apron.
She then gave herself a double check to see if it was, in fact, true.
Life is good. All good.
If you've ordered fabric from me, please be informed that Spoonflower is taking forever now. Seriously like an extra week minimum. If you are international, pre-orders can take up to a month to get to you. I'm planning to build up more of an in-stock supply of yardage to try to eliminate the need for so many pre-orders. That will take a little time, but I'm looking forward to the idea. For now, please hang in there...I haven't forgotten about you! :) You are always welcome to convo me about your fabric. I don't mind one bit.
Have a fun weekend! ( I hope we get some SUN here in the land of RAIN, RAIN, RAIN)