I love when people put photos of things they have created on their blogs, so I thought I would put something I created on mine.
I finally got to have my first nursery with our fourth baby. We just never had the space for one with the first three. Since this may be my one and only nursery, I really had fun with it. My inspiration was Cicely Mary Barker's flower fairies, specifically, the forget me knot baby fairy:
Where do fairy babies lie
Till they're old enough to fly?
Here's a likely place, I think,
'Mid these flowers blue and pink,
(Pink for girls and blue for boys:
Pretty things for baby's toys!)
Let us peep now, gently. Why,
Fairy baby, here you lie!
Kicking there with no one by,
Baby dear, how good you lie!
All alone, but, you're not-
You could never be forgot!
O, how glad I am I've found you,
With forget-me-nots around you,
Blue-the color of the sky!
Fairy baby, hushaby!
Blue Bells Fairy
I had always wanted to try my hand at mural art, so I painted the walls with clouds, added a six different varieties of flowers in shades of blue and purple, and finally, hid versions of the Barker fairies among the flowers. Because I love gardening, I tried to recreate actual types of flowers so I could teach my daughter to identify their names: Lavendar, Lilac, Columbine, Sweet Pea, Blue Bells, and Iris. My Mom made a beautiful quilt and pillow (with fabric provided by my MIL from her quilt shop) and crocheted a cozy afghan for my rocking chair. We used a vintage white dresser we already had and bought our first crib, an inexpensive Jenny Lind style. I love the way the room feels and my toddler's surprise when she discovers one of the fairies. Now, I just need to get around to decorating the rest of the house...
Sweet Peas Fairies
I wanted the clouds to be very soft and subtle, more so than just sponging white paint on a blue background creates. If anyone wants to know how to do them, let me know and I will post instructions!