I'm having a little problem getting the colours and theme for the nursery together.
Mind you, at this moment there is not even an empty room for the baby yet... First we need to finish our own new bedroom in the attic, then Simon needs to move to our old room and then there will at last be a room to decorate for the baby. It's still a HUGE job to get everything ready in time, but we are working very hard to get it done in time. I still believe it is possible!
In the meantime my mind is overflowing with ideas for the nursery and I need to make a decision soon so that my Mum and I can start buying (more) fabric and can start sewing curtains, quilts etc, etc.
As you all know I wanted the colour to be turquoise and the theme matryoshkas. After our visit to Amsterdam it seems that these things simply couldn't be combined :(
We failed to find the perfect turquoise fabric for the cot and I felt it all went downhill from there. The other thing is that I was also waiting for new Ikea fabric to arrive which I thought would have a lovely green/turquoise print that would be perfect for the curtains.
Well, the fabric arrived at the store on Monday and this is what it looked like:
I love it, but the colours are not at all what I had imagined! What to do?!
After much consideration I think I'm going to take the curtains as a starting point and then work from there. I like the calmness of the fabric and the tree print.
The colours therefore will be green and blue and still a bit of turquoise.
The sad thing is that I just don't know how to incorporate the matryoshkas anymore! Sweet people even offered to send me some of their precious fabric and the matryoshka fabric that I ordered arrived the other day (from Japan!). It's so adorable, I haven't even dared to remove it from the plastic wrapping...
I will definitely still be doing some matryoshka projects, such as make a blanket for the maxi cosi or stroller. The nursery may be green/blue/tree, but the rest can still be matryoshkas, right?!
I think this is the way to go, but I've never been good at making decisions and right now it's even worse... *please tell me I'm doing the right thing*
Btw, the top photo shows the three zippered pouches I made using the new fabric. I just couldn't resist it, even though I probably could have done something more useful with my time!