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#1 BBV

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:14 PM

Hi girls,

I thought it might be fun to start a thread around nursery inspiration.

I have found the website project nursery to be fabulous for inspiration. http://projectnursery.com

Do you have an idea of what you want? What look you are going for?

At the moment we are thinking gender neutral and I would really like to use elephants somewhere in the nursery because I like them! I think a lot of what we do will be guided by what linen/colour palette we go for.

Would love to see nursery progress photos if anyone is willing to share.

#2 Eirlys

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

We rent so we can't do anything beyond furnish and furnishings. I can't wait to see what things people who own their houses can do.

#3 antigone_

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:45 PM

Definitely keep your eye on these sites - they have amazing nursery boards and ideas:

Lay Baby Lay

Buy Modern Baby

Babyology (Aussie)

#4 TinMan

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:52 PM

Pardon my intrusion ladies not my thread but in he general pregnancy thread there used to be an ongoing thread some like - 'show us your nursery' - maybe search in there- some clever and lovely ideas in there.

#5 Cloria

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:20 AM

The first one I clicked on from Project Nursery had a cool tree bookshelf (not THAT big... like 100cm tall) that was $850  blink.gif  I'm a bit scared to look at any others now!

#6 emjrose

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:36 AM

I love looking for nursery inspiration at
They feature real people's nurseries so the ideas are affordable and not too designer.
We were given a handmade quilt for the baby so are using the bright colours in it as a guide to decorating the room.

#7 Cloria

Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

I just found the last nursery thread in the EB forums and bumped it original.gif it's on to thread #35 so if you go back there are a fair few to see.


#8 Cloria

Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

Has anyone bought fabric online or know of a good place? I want to find a pattern I like and thought it might be easier to sift through online swatches than down at the local Spotlight.
Big range, cheap prices are the requirements! haha

Any help would be appreciated original.gif I don't actually have a sewing machine myself, a friend who has one is going to help me out so it's a bit new to me!

#9 Alxeen

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

I have intentionally not clicked on any of these links because I am concerned that if I do a whole day will be gone before my eyes  laugh.gif  but I will be back once I'm on maternity leave original.gif

#10 BBV

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

Alxeen yes don't click, I have wasted so much time!

#11 *Katey*

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

QUOTE (Cloria @ 27/11/2012, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Has anyone bought fabric online or know of a good place? I want to find a pattern I like and thought it might be easier to sift through online swatches than down at the local Spotlight.
Big range, cheap prices are the requirements! haha

Any help would be appreciated original.gif I don't actually have a sewing machine myself, a friend who has one is going to help me out so it's a bit new to me!

Ebay! I just bought all the fabric I needed for a quilt and cushions I'm making from ebay. Sooooo many sellers are selling fabric, it's crazy.

Edited by *Katey*, 28 November 2012 - 12:09 PM.

#12 BBV

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

Katey I wish I knew how to make cushion covers! You don't sell them do u?!

#13 *Katey*

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:58 PM

QUOTE (BBV @ 28/11/2012, 01:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Katey I wish I knew how to make cushion covers! You don't sell them do u?!

It's soooooooo easy! Get 2 pieces of square fabric (or whatever shape you want), place them so that the 'good' sides are facing each other. And sew together (1 - 2 cms from the edge, all the way around, and leave a small opening gap on one side). Once sewn, turn it inside out, and you have yourself a cushion cover! Shove the cushion insert into the gap you left, and then hand sew that shut original.gif

Edited by *Katey*, 28 November 2012 - 01:59 PM.

#14 Cloria

Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:02 PM

Do you just search for "fabric" or do you have to be more specific? I'm thinking something linen-y, the sort where you can see a bit of texture in the fabric but I don't know if that has a name??

#15 *Katey*

Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

QUOTE (Cloria @ 28/11/2012, 02:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you just search for "fabric" or do you have to be more specific? I'm thinking something linen-y, the sort where you can see a bit of texture in the fabric but I don't know if that has a name??

I was pretty specific with what I wanted in terms of colours and patterns (the room is nautical themed) so I just searched for 'nautical fabric' 'navy fabric' 'red fabric' 'striped fabric' and anything else that could be remotely related.

For the textured fabric, try searching for textured fabric or Jacquard fabric original.gif

#16 BBV

Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

Thanks Katey! Ohhh look fwd to seeing ur nautical nursery!

#17 bluebird84

Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

QUOTE (Cloria @ 27/11/2012, 04:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Has anyone bought fabric online or know of a good place? I want to find a pattern I like and thought it might be easier to sift through online swatches than down at the local Spotlight.
Big range, cheap prices are the requirements! haha

Any help would be appreciated :) I don't actually have a sewing machine myself, a friend who has one is going to help me out so it's a bit new to me!

I buy a lot of fabric from the US, sooo much cheaper than here (even spotlight, even with postage!). Sites I've used or family have used:




#18 MrsLexiK

Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

edited out as I read March as May original.gif

Edited by MrsLexiK, 28 November 2012 - 02:40 PM.

#19 Alxeen

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

Now our cots and change table are in the room is a bit of a blank canvas, I need to decide on a theme/colour scheme. I was thinking of books I liked as a kid and thought 'Snugglepot and Cuddlepie'!! But is that just a bit corny for twins?  laugh.gif  I just love the colours (gumnut green, bottle brush red) and the Australian feel.

#20 BBV

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

Oohhhhh I have those books! That sounds cute!

#21 Alxeen

Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

Ok so I've gotten as far as choosing some pics to hang on the wall. I am thinking/hoping that scanning our book at home and printing out the pictures as a photo/canvas will work ok. Only problem is the colour scheme is kind of impossible!! Everything I find that has the general green/red/yellow tones is much more pastel. Has anyone seen anything that they think would look ok with these?

I'm planning to hand them on the back wall where the cots will be.

#22 BBV

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

Alxeen: this is linen I'm using http://www.skiphop.com/product/moddot.html
Not sure if that would work, possibly not enough of that beautiful teal colour

Edited by BBV, 15 December 2012 - 06:16 PM.

#23 Alxeen

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

Oh I love the mod dot pattern! And I like the skip hop range too. Almost made me abandon gumnut babies and just go for that. I've found a lady on eBay who does custom sheets and actually getting bassinet sheets from her as our bassinets are awkwardly sized. I'm thinking I could ask her to make up some sheets...just need to find cot quilts to work. DH is currently browsing Etsy, oh dear - what have I created!

#24 BBV

Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:35 AM

I love ETSY!

#25 BBV

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:13 AM

How is everyone going with the nursery?

We put our cot and change table together on boxing day. Looks great and happy we went with white.

Now just need to get some prints up and chest of drawers put together.

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