Quick and easy drawer liners

The nursery is coming along!  One piece that is in the room is a vintage tall boy dresser.  Hubby painted it Lively Coral from Kelly Moore paints, and I couldn’t be more happy with it!  It looks amazing against the blue walls!  Final pics to come as soon as its completed, but we did come across one issue, the inside of the drawers.  Because they are old, the wood is a tad rough, and I didn’t want any of Miss Charlotte’s darling clothes to get snagged!

We cleaned out the drawers really well, but I didn’t want them painted.  So today I whipped up a few fabric drawer liners!  Such a fun and colorful way to line your drawers with out plastic and paper, and you could use any left over or extra fabric scraps that you have.

I picked up this super cute teal mermaid fabric to go with the theme on sale at Joann’s the other day.  Measure your drawer and add a 1/4″ for seam allowance.  Cut two pieces of fabric and a piece of low loft batting.  Place the batting on the bottom, then your first piece of fabric, print side up, then the other piece print side facing the first.  Stitch with a 1/4″ seam allowance and leave an opening to turn your liner.

Turn, press, and top stitch, and there ya go!  Darling and easy drawer liners!!

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Narwhal embroidery

Narwhals and mermaids just are a great pair! Here’s some embroidery that I’ve done for a pillow for Charlotte’s rocker in her nursery.   You can find the inspiration here, I chose to use the template to embroider Mr. Narwhal instead of the applique.  Finished project coming soon!

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Shadow Box Pirate Map

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Isn’t this fabric sooo stinking cute!!!  I order Sarah Jane Out to Sea , and when I saw it in person I fell more in love!  The first thing that I thought when I saw this super cute soft coral pink map, frame it!!  A lot of people are putting fabric into embroidery hoops right now for nurseries and I wanted to do something a little different!  I got this large, shallow shadow box from Joanns half off, I think that I paid 12$ for it.  I grabbed some smaller ones as well that I will share with you!

Here’s what you will need:

Shadow Box

Fabric/embroidered piece

Fusible batting

Embroidery floss, hoop & needle

Iron

Fabric glue

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Open up the shadow box and take out the insert there, you will need that as a template and will be attaching your project onto it.

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Trace the size of the shadow box with a sharpie onto the fusible batting and cut on the inside of the line, you want to make it just a smidgen smaller so you don’t have any puckering when you place your piece inside.

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Flatten and smooth out your fabric on top of the fusible batting, fusible side up.  Press with an iron to set into place, attaching your fabric to the batting.

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This fabric is darling as it is, but I wanted to do a little something to it.  I took a navy embroidery floss ( I always use DMC) and stitched over the print in certain areas.  I went over all the hashed treasure map lines, the “X marks the spot” x’s and I made a little heart over California for Charlotte’s home!

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Grab your fabric glue and trim your fabric to about an inch border around the batting.  Fold over and glue as you go, trimming the edges.  Trimming off excess bulk will help you when you are trying to jam it in the shadow box!

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I love this glue for fabric!

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Next, place a little bit of glue around the back and place the same cardboard insert piece on top, this gives it a little more stability.  Once you sandwich those together, you can insert into your frame!

Nursery madness begins!

Hey y’all!!  So we decided on Charlotte’s nursery theme!  A mermaid/nautical with bright fun girly colors!  And of course there will be LOTS of getting hot chocolate wasted crafty!  We can’t begin to tell you how excited we all are to welcome this lil one, and we are having fun putting this special space together for her!

So, I started off by picking the textiles, which I think that this is the only way to start such a large project.  I found this adorable, whimsical fabric by  Sarah Jane for Michael Miller.  I bought almost every piece in the line from fabric.com.  I love ordering from fabric.com!  Always great prices and free shipping over $35!  I ordered a little bit of each one, plus some others.

We bought the crib and changing from a dear friend which belonged to her daughter and was in great shape. I also bought this changing table for all of my cloth diaper stash.   An old dresser that belonged to my great grandmother is getting an uplift from Dad.  We are still trying to decide on a rocker.

For wall color, we chose Kelly Moore Pool Party, its a beautiful soft cool blue. The dresser is also Kelly Moore in Lively Coral.

I will keep y’all posted on where this fun project goes!!!