Project: Nursery

When we found out we were expecting again, I was excited to get to do another nursery.  I knew very early on that I wanted the theme to be hot air balloons whether it was a boy or a girl.  I don't know why, but I have always been fascinated with hot air balloons.  I think they are whimsical and beautiful.  Someday I want to ride in one☺  It's on my bucket list. 

When I decided to do the theme in hot air ballons, I began looking for bedding.  I found NOTHING that was cute!!  I found a few blogs with some cute rooms, but they were all custom and sewn by the moms.  I also didn't find any hot air balloon material.  I have had to be creative with how exactly I was going to make a hot air balloon room.

I really wanted to make the bedding for Lucas' nursery, but we were building at the time and he didn't even have a nursery until he was nine months old.  When I had Logan, I couldn't sew, so Lane is the only one who gets an all handmade, custom room by mommy. 

I sold all of our furniture in a yard sale about a month before we found out we were expecting again, so we have had to rebuy everything. Babies are expensive, but definitely worth it!! 

I found lots of ideas on etsy.com and a few of pinterest.  I have lots of tutorials on how I made some of the things in the nursery.
My embroidery machine program isn't working right now, so I had to applique old school.  I cut out the fabric and pieced these together. 

Digital Wall Art:
I created these and had them to be printed at Wal-Mart as large prints (20x30).  I LOVE how they turned out!!

I made some burp cloths with some leftover fabric.

Because I chose brighter colors, I had some trouble finding things to match because most baby bedding and accessories are in pastels. I had to make literally everything!

I have posted several tutorials on how I made several of the things in the nursery.  A few things I didn't do tutorials on were the curtains, crib skirt, and changing pad cover. 
*Curtains are easy to make if you can sew a straight line and measure. 
*I used this tutorial on making the crib skirt with only one exception.  She used a double pleat, where I just did  a single.
*I used this tutorial for the changing pad cover.  I thought this would be a simple project, but it ended up being more complicated than I thought.  I made an orange and a yellow one, and I won't make any more of these!!  It was my least favorite project in the nursery!! 

My fabric was purchased at fabric.com
Remix Zig Zag Bermuda
Orange Stripe Citrus
Remix Dots Brown/Aqua/White
Michael Miller Ta Dot Apple
Remix Strips Bermuda

Here are links to my tutorials:
Rag Quilt Tutorial
Recovering Crib Bumpers
Mobile Tutorial
Hot Air Balloons
Canvas Letter Tutorial
Crib Sheet Tutorial
Hot Air Balloon Clock


  1. What an incredible nursery! You have exquisite taste and are beyond talented! I am in total awe of your work! What a loved little boy Lane is! Congratulations on your upcoming baby! Anna :)

  2. Love, Love, Love!!!! :) You did an awesome job!!!!

  3. Love this so much. Do you have a tutorial on how you did the pendants? I'm wondering if for so many I should just do paper vs. fabric for a whole room like you did...would you still do the fabric if you had to do it over again?

    1. Thank you! I don't have a tutorial on the bunting, but I used paper. My inital plan was to use fabric, but I was overwhelmed with everything else in the room. I scanned the fabric, made the banners in Photoshop Elements and printed on cardstock in my printer. I would do it this way again in a heartbeat. That took long enough, I can't imagine sewing that many for all the way around the room. Maybe only if that was the only thing I made.

  4. I love the wall art you made and had printed at Wal-mart. Any suggestions on how to make something that size?

    1. I made the art and printed at Wal-Mart on a poster (20x30). You can also print that size at many other printing companies as well. If you want these particular designs, they are for sale in my shop:



  5. Do you know what paint colors you used?