A few weeks ago, Scarlett got a big present from her Grandma (my mom):
A few months ago, She asked our friend Cindy Young if she could make a quilt for Scarlett's mermaid-themed room. And did she ever!
It seems that Cindy's quilting group went to town on the design we found and months later, this piece was delivered. It reaches from just behind Scarlett's crib to the very tip top of our 9 foot ceilings. It is incredibly detailed with mermaids lounging on coral, a dolphin, seahorse, turtle and a myriad of fish. Each layer has different textures that make the water look as though it is in motion. Every creature has an different expression or personality. And it matches everything we had already done so well, it looks like it was always there.
When we found out we were having a girl last year, we immediately began dreaming up a fun bedroom. I had always thought an underwater theme would be fun, but when I saw this mermaid print, my mind was set (and I promised Chris that our next child could have the outer space room that he wanted). I started collecting ideas and we have been working on it ever since. Our house has very colorful walls (much to our landlord's chagrin - sorry dad!) so the turquoise was a perfect fit.
|This print used to be over the crib. The lamp was in our living room for years. Scarlett (with some help from me...) made the bunny when Build-A-Bear came to the oncology department a few months ago.
|The tiny key hooks were too cute to pass up, even if they can't hold much. The purse was from Gymboree...I waited months for it (and the outfit that matched!) to go on sale!
|Chris' favorite part of the room are these jellyfish we hung in the corner.