So, in my quest to be the world’s best GRAMMY ever (!), I have told the Babygirl that I would have some crib bedding made for the Grand-Boy. In searching around online for some inspiration, ran across this fun site:
All you creative types out there – this might be down your alley. Drag and drop fabrics for the bedding, change the paint color on the walls, change the flooring. Change the crib colors. Too much FUN.
And if you want to take a screen-shot and send me any inspiration that might be of interest to one fussy mother-to-be, feel free to do so! In fact, if anyone wants to play along, send me your screenshots at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do a post soon with what is received!
Here’s the Grand-Boy bedroom inspiration so far: A Chickory creation!
Here are a couple of the designs I have come up with and which are submitted for Kymster comment and approval herewith. Meaning, she hasn’t seen these either yet. And no, I’m not trying to sway her any which way or the other, I just know she is a visual person and needs to “see” possibilities of fabric combinations.
Okay, so here are the problems and limitations:
- The mother-to-be does not want blue for this boy’s room.
- She also does not particularly like ordinary dots or your typical stripes.
- She likes the idea of greens, but not mixed with brown.
- She thinks houndstooth is too girly. Someone please back me up here in that houndstooth was originally for men and it is we women who stole it from them.
- She would probably go with curtains instead of the bedskirt.
- She would rather not have animals in the print and certainly nothing with faces if it can be helped.
- This particular site has limited fabric selections. But it does allow a person to see how patterns or color combinations work together.
- Suggestions needed for good boyish patterns and color schemes – is plaid too boring?
- Mom-to-be likes maybe a little retro but not too theme-y.
- Not sure I can convince her to buy fabrics online, sight-unseen … since we can’t be sure of feel, touch and texture. Am sure these are mostly all quilting types of fabric, but does anyone have expertise in this area?
- Mom-to-be is slightly disappointed that Damask will be out of the picture, even knowing that it is “on its way out” even as I type this.
I like this color pallette from the Ty Pennington collection (I know, I know!), but it suits the criteria in a way. (From www.hawthornethreads.com) Am sure celtic knots would be out but I’m just throwing this out here for color consideration. Presuming that other fabrics in similar colors might exist in this world.
If Grand-Boy was going to be a girl instead, this was the first look that Babygirl fell in love with (below). So what is the updated boy version of THIS without going with purples or damask or ruffles?
So while she is looking and shopping and deciding and mulling, thoughts and comments from all the Bloggie aunties and uncles appreciated!
I am taking a mental health day on Friday after the stress of the last six weeks at work … yowza. Everyone at the office is complaining of how horrible it has been! It started with robo-calls from trial lawyers and blizzards; now it is just throngs and throngs and throngs of people. Changing trains of thought every 3 seconds has done my brain in. Am hoping to go out hiking up to an abandoned farmhouse I know about and see if I can get some pics. As I said, mental health day!