21 October 2010

to the zoo

First thing is first, today is the last day to enter my CSN giveaway.  So if you haven't already done so, make sure you check it out and enter.  Spread the word!

The last change that I have made to the house this week was a small one.

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I have to admit I wasn't a huge fan of the owl artwork I did for Mabry's room.  Yes, at first I thought I really liked it.  Then the more I looked at it the more it just didn't feel like the right fit for her room and it began to drive me crazy.

The problem is I had no idea what to replace the owls with.

I love going to Hobby Lobby and looking at their home dec fabric.  They don't carry tons of it, but what they have is really pretty.  One pattern that I have loved since the first time I saw it was Margarita Cushing's "Covington To The Zoo."  I knew that if we ever had another baby I would buy this fabric and use it to make curtains for in the nursery.

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We aren't expecting a baby at all or any time soon.

So imagine my horror when I found it laying in the clearance bin as a discontinued item.

Suddenly inspiration hit.  The frame above Mabry's bed!  I could use the fabric there!  So I bought 5/8 of a yard so that I would have plenty of the design to choose from and viola!  (Let me tell you I spent the better part of 30 minutes going back and forth about framing the carousal or the elephant.  In the end I let Mabry make the call.)

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Isn't it so much better than the owls?

I also bought a yard of the tan and red hued version (also in the clearance bin).  I am hoping that if I sweet talk my aunt she might turn it into a quilt for me.

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