Baby Pink and Baby Blue – GIVE IT UP!

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Can you believe how markets and social conventions made us to use pink and blue for our babies? I say “GIVE IT UP” break out from this madness. There is so many beautiful colors out there and I’m sure you have your favorites but when it comes to the shopping you simply can’t find anything else than baby pink and baby blue.

As you could see on number of my previous posts my baby daughter, who was born few months ago, got a number of lovely items in light purple. I have few pictures with some of them.


Don’t you think it is lovely? If you would like to get a purple collection of items in the best baby store or even on line it would be rather difficult not mentioning quite expensive. I have tried really hard to find some purple items in the local shops and I have finally ended up sewing everything myself.


I have decided to start campaign against baby pink and baby blue. I’m asking you what is your favorite color? Maybe orange or red? Close your eyes and imagine your baby’s room decorated and equipped with items of green, yellow or chocolate brown.

Pick your own combination of colors if you wish and make a list of items which you would like to have. Then e-mail me or find local tailor who can make your dreams come truth.

I have been busy for last couple of weeks with new gorgeous collection.

You can see how green, yellow and just touch of blue can look like 🙂 This has been prepared for my little nephew who will come to this world in few weeks time.


I have sewn pillow case and duvet cover from soft flannel with adorable elephant pattern. Thin polar come handy for blanket and another pillow case. Baby blanket from super soft Minky is the winner!

Cotton and some decorative tape made lovely curtain (same style like purple one :)).


Final touches with little owl, bib and burp cloth.


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Would you try something new for your baby? If YES, then I’m waiting for your order 🙂 you will be amazed with sawing you can make. Don’t be shy use your imagination!


Nursery – Part 6: Baby Crib Quilt and Pillow

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Recently we got the bassinet ready but the baby will not be sleeping in the bassinet for more than 2-3 months, so we have to think about the baby crib.

I have put together short instructions for a quilt and a matching pillow.

I always thought that it would take a lot of time but it turned out to be easy and fast to make.

First I cut multiple squares from different fabrics, all of them 20 cm square. Then I put them in a chess pattern and started sewing the sides of it one by one. When all of the lines were ready I sewed them together. The whole procedure didn’t take more than 30 minutes! I know –  shocking! It was very fast!

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I had to add a white “frame” on each side to get the right size and shape.

Then I pinned it to the cotton batting and sewed vertically and horizontally along the seems on the squares.

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quilt and pillow 4quilt and pillow 5After that I added  purple fleece underneath and finished the edges all around with soft satin.

The pillow was the same – simple and fast. I filled it with pillow stuffing and closed it all up so I can wash it all together when needed.

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Once we have a crib we will also need some fitted bed sheets and crib lining around the sides so we will come back to it in another post.

 The quilt and pillow are super and I still can’t believe how easy it was.

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Let’s think what else do we need in our nursery?

Nursery – Part 5: Bassinet Make-Over

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Dear Friends!

This time we are going to work on the Bassinet for our Nursery room.

I have checked in many baby stores in my area but unfortunately there was nothing available in purple, so I have no choice but to re-decorate something I believe is functional and good looking already. bassnet make over 1

This is a 5-in-1 Bassinet. It has a rocker, multiple levels of height, obviously a basket, music player, a night light, and when you lift the basket the remaining part is a changing table. There is also a spacious fabric bag below for some diapers, baby cosmetics and clothes. bassinet make over 10

I started with the external frill. I made it a bit longer to cover both the original frills of the bassinet and I used elastic band for easy on and off use.

Then I sewed two new fitted bed sheets. It was totally simple so don’t spend money for original bed sheets! They are far too expensive for very little work required to make one.

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I cut an oval shape, like the matress of the bassinet with an additional 10-15 cm in size. I tucked in the edges all over and then I used the technique known as shirring. Just sew a curvy part along the edge on the both sides and use elastic stitching to pull it together.

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It fits perfectly fine! bassinet make over 8

The next step is a flat pillow and a small blanket. I used a quilting technique to finish them off. You will not get those in the store. Bassinets don’t come with this kind of accessories specialists are not recommending pillows or blankets for small babies, however, the pillow if is flat and the blanket only half size, so it will not have any impact on the development of your baby. bassinet make over 9

Now we should take care of the hood. This was the most difficult part as there was no access to remove the old one. I had to sew fabric on it. It took some time as you can’t use a machine for it and then it will take some time to remove it later when you want to maybe adapt the bassinet againbut I didn’t see any simpler way to deal with it.

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Now some stuffed toys to hang on and voila! The bassinet make-over is completed!

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And the basics of the Nursery are almost ready.

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Nursery – Part 4: Baby Bath Towels

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Probably many of you have tried to buy good quality Baby Towels for your newborns. I was so surprised when I couldn’t find anything soft and thick enough, not mentioning rocket high prices and we definitely need this item in out Nursery so I had to do something about it.

Thankfully we have two hands which can manage anything so I have put this new sewing project together and I hope you will like it too.

I have purchased one super big size of batch towel and one small one in the same color – light purple obviously 🙂towel 1

I cut the big one in the half, then the small one across diagonally so we have two triangles for hoods from the small one. Yes we will have two Baby Bath Towels out of it.

I used some decorative embroidery on the front and sewed it together at the corner. Make sure these pieces are attached well. When the baby is born you may not have time to get it fixed 🙂 towel 3

You can sew on a soft piece of fabric on the inside part of hood to make the touch even softer as this part will be on the forehead of your baby. towel 2

Then I use the same color of fabric at the edges to cover all those nasty pills of fabric all around.

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This is it! Now we have two beautiful, extra soft and thick Baby Bath Towels! The total cost was half the price of “ready” shop towels and double the final quality product.

If you need more, go ahead it took me about 45 minutes to finish one.

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Nursery – Part 3: Window Curtain

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The curtains for the window are obviously a very important part of the decoration in our new nursery.

window curtain 1I have three small windows so I will have to sew three pieces and you will adapt sizes and fabric type to your own needs.
I’m keeping mine in light purple as the main colour.

window curtain 2window curtain 3When using similar decorative tapes like mine make sure to sew them on from end to end and then fold the edges. It will look professional and hide all the ugly threads.
Then I added pieces of fabric along the top edge and I will use them to hold the curtain rim.

window curtain 4It was time consuming to make all of them so if you wish you can take some shortcuts and use ribbons 🙂

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Nursery – Part 2: Picture Frames

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Hi again!

This time we are going to work on home made picture frames which will perfectly match all the other baby pieces in the room.

This wall decor is a necessary part of our nursery. Can you even imagine a nursery without family pictures in beautiful frames?

It will not be an expensive creative project. It will cost as much as any other wall frame you would spend money on. The biggest investment will be your time and patience 🙂

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Fabric on the wooden frame.

Let’s cut a suitable-size piece of fabric which will fit the shape of the frame to go all over it.

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I have used professional tools but you can use regular scissors, just make sure to take proper measurements.

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Make small cuts on the corners of the inner part and glue them on the frame. Best is to use fabric glue – look for it in arts and crafts stores.

Then glue down all of the sides.

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Leave it for half an our to dry and then you can put back the glass and the back cover back.

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I made a couple of those and then I made one that’s a bit different to match a flower pot which I made earlier.

picture frame 7It looks lovely on the wall.

You can come up with any design! Be creative and have fun!

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Nursery – Part 1: Flower Pot

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Welcome to my new edition which will be fully concentrating on the Nursery room decoration.

As some of you already know we are expecting a new addition to our family and it is time to start getting the room ready.

I came up with some useful and simple ideas which any of you can use for your own needs.

Part 1 – Flower Pot

I prepared some materials which are really under 5 dollars in total. If we don’t have to spend much money why should we? 🙂

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My daughter chose light purple as the main color of the decorations so we will keep up with it as much as we can.

I painted a wooden frame purple inside out and then decorated it with shiny stickers.

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The result is truly simple and decorative. Try it yourself! It took me about 40 minutes to finish.