Beginning to Nest

November 27, 2009 at 12:55 am 5 comments

Mother bird here……… the big due date approaches I am beginning to feel the urge to nest the home! I just have a couple of wholesale orders to finish and get a few things made for the next newsletter and then I have a list of things around the home to do not to mention set up the baby’s nursery.

As mentioned in the previous post I need to paint the dining table and create the canvas over the buffet. Then there are all those nesting jobs that need doing, pulling out the stove and fridge and cleaning under them, sorting through wardrobes and removing clothes no longer worn, dusting away cobwebs from hard to reach places, cleaning the pantry out………all those horrible little jobs I have put off over the last 7 months of pregnancy but want done before baby arrives and another 7 months goes by.

32 weeks

The baby’s room at the moment consists of all the furniture  having been moved in there and the cot assembled. I have then just thrown all the bags of Sabre’s old clothes to go through, rugs to be washed, and all the bits and pieces i have picked up all just piled in there in a big mess!

When setting up the new room I was initially torn between going with a red, pink and aqua theme, or beige and red. In the end whilst browsing IKEA in Perth last month I grabbed the Fabler Quilt Throw which I decided would be a gorgeous new play mat. Then getting it home along with a few other IKEA things, I decided to theme to room around that. Even though the baby wont use a cot quilt initially as it will be born in summer and I prefer to wrap or use sleeping bags anyway, it will still be lovely draped over the end of the chair of the room.

I couldnt find a complete image of it on the Ikea site but here it is folded up and a picture of the bed cover variation. The actual quilt is much nicer itself, more red and sage green.

Just wish I had remembered to grab this floor rug to help hide the horrible brown carpet a bit. Next trip.

I have completed some bunting and made a little pillow cushion and a few softies and just have to make a mobile and perhaps cover some canvases or buy a lovely print off etsy…………and a few more finishing touches and it will be done.

I am enjoying knowing the sex of this baby. Although we set up a lovely nursery for Sabre when we didnt know what we were having it was only a matter of a few months and I was buying all new girl themed things anyway! I was hunting for some pictures of her room but could only find a black and white one. We did however just go with white and cream and then after she arrived it just sort of evolved into no real theme but just pastel girly colours, pink, aqua…yellow. Her room is pretty much the same now, no real theme just all the colours of the rainbow!

I was contemplating redoing her room, but think there really isn’t much point in it when we are still in these rental homes where I can’t do all the nice finishing touches like carpet, paint and blinds that help make a room. Sometimes no matter how nice the bedspreads and accessories are, it never looks as good as it could if it were your own home.

So with a basket of freshly washed baby clothes just off the washing line I am off to do a little more organisation in the nursery. January  will be here before I know it! Will update you on the baby’s room in a few weeks.



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  • 1. Sara  |  November 27, 2009 at 6:10 am

    exciting. I love the frog character in that Ikea stuff. Isn’t Sabre such a good girl having a lovely tidy room like that!

  • 2. Kobie  |  November 27, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Me too Sara….the frog is so cute! And if this baby turns out to be a boy instead it wont be too hard to change things.
    As for Sabre’s tidy room…………..ahhhh not likely. In fact yesterday I said to her you need to go tidy your bedroom and she said “no mum……..I like it messy like that” I swear I am living with a teenager already.

  • 3. Beverley Beard  |  November 29, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Hi Kobie,
    Firstly love the photo.. you’re glowing & Sabre looks very proud 🙂 Love what you have for the nursery & Sabres room is gorgeous! Shaylah has some of the same rag dolls. 🙂

    Best Wishes & Stay cool in this heat xx

    Beverley x

    • 4. ollierose  |  November 30, 2009 at 3:59 am

      Thanks Beverley, glad you think I look glowy! Certainly not feeling it! 🙂 Not long to go now.
      Sabres Mammas & Pappas rag dolls are so adorable…and she loves them too.

  • 5. Sarah S-B  |  November 30, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Gotta love Ikea!!! You look great 🙂 good luck with the lead up. Looking fwd to seeing the nursery finished!!


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