Saturday, 26 April 2014

Toddler crochet & a peek at Esra's room!

Happy Saturday!

Last night I finished a cushion I was working on and wanted to share...


I used the popcorn stitch and various colours, I had already made her a tiny version and just enlarged it. I love how it brings out all of the colours in her room.


I have placed the Ikea Rast chest of drawers beside her bed as a bedside table, I painted it with Wickes 'Damsel Chic' chalk paint and combined it with white.


I used a mixture of my scrap yarns for the cushion all of which were 100% cotton.


I LOVE the 'Pirum Parum' pear poster and knew I wanted it for Esra's room ages ago, I have used and Ikea 'Ribba' frame for it. The 'Maileg' bunnies are so beautiful and perfect for any little girls room. I added the neon yellow rabbit from 'Zara home' for a pop of colour and for a fresh modern feel. There's also a little 'Maileg' mouse sitting in a yarn candle holder I picked up from 'TK Maxx', it's so cute and a great way to bring more grey into the room.

The small suitcases are by 'Sasse & Belle' which I purchased from Amazon, I love the colours and ditsy feminine print. We have 'Play Doh' stored in the bottom, wooden pattern blocks in the middle and sponge alphabet letters on the top. Talk about pretty toy storage!


Also from 'Sasse & Belle' I got the heart bunting that I have hung across the room to have some continuity in the room. Her pink floral lamp shade was a complete bargain from Amazon, it gives off a sweet pink glow at night and Esra is completely and utterly obsessed with it. I handmade her pom pom garland that sits nicely on top of the poster, I love the pops of colour against the grey!


And some more toddler crochet for you! I made a couple of these baskets and one is hanging on a knob, I combined 2 yarns (a pink & grey) to form a thicker strand and used a 6mm hook to single crochet the basket. I started off with 2chains, and SC 10 into the first loop, then 2SC into each loop, then I did 1SC, 2SC, 1SC, 2SC etc in the next round then 1,1,2,11 and then you enlarge accordingly I don't even think I'm making sense, but you enlarge your circle until you have the desired base size then single crochet all the way round about 15-20 times  and that gives you the basket, I finished off with SS all the way round to have a sturdy top and then I made a little loop.


And now this bunny sits perfectly inside!

Well that's it for now, but I am thinking of making a YouTube room tour video as I can explain myself properly, I also took a recording of the 'before' so it will be fun to compare! On the other side of her room is the play area, and on the side we have a reading area. It's almost done, and the things that are left are her blinds, her closet door and a few other bits and pieces.

Speak soon, and enjoy your weekend! xXx

27 comments:

suroor khan said...

Mashallah! Itz sucha beautiful room. Am inspired to make changes in my toddler room also. Love everything u did :-)

makeupmirrornme said...

Very beautiful work!
xoxo

Melly said...

Beautiful!!!!! You have inspired me to get my crochet hooks out. I love the cushions and little baskets. Xxxxx

Majissh said...

Great work and suuuper cute!!

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Frankie Clarke said...

Adore her room, so beautiful, absolutely love the pear photo and the bunnies :)

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Frankie Clarke said...

Adore her room, so beautiful, absolutely love the pear photo and the bunnies :)

Frankie Boo Blog x

ThisGirlLovesChic said...

such a cute post! love the photos


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dunia kecil indi said...

Very cute :) Can't wait for the youtube video :) xx

Julie Hoang said...

What a gorgeous room! I need to learn how to crochet!

Muhsine Emin said...

Thank you for all of your lovely comments :) xxx

RuBee said...

It's beautiful. I love all the crochet things you have done and I have had my eye on those suitcases for my baby girl's room. It's such fun to decorate a girl's room isn't it? I did a post on my baby girls nursery and I would love it if you checked it out

http://rubee-rubee.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/our-baby-girls-shabby-chic-pink-nursery.html

I'm also thinking of doing a room tour video because I found it so hard to capture it in photos.

White Bazaar said...

Since I have an interiors blog myself, I love to see home decor posts, love what you've done with her room, so cute and pretty! x

Anonymous said...

Aww how adorable! You seem like such an amazing mother and woman. I've always read your blog on and off over the years and it's so sweet to see you become a mommy. Esra is so lucky! :)

Anonymous said...

oh cute!
I always like ur crochet work, It has inspired me so much that I ve learned to crochet myself!

sehrish said...

The Basket is really chic!

Elvie said...

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Caroline Mason said...

these are so intricate. I really like this room. I also still sleep with a teddy bear in the bed, ha. He's named Harrod (very original since I got him at Harrods)

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Benish Khan said...

Hi beautiful,
I was just browsing through & stumbled upon your lovely blog - It looks gorgeous and it has interesting posts that I can relate to. I'm now following you via gfc, keep in touch love x

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Rose.A. Gold said...

Your taste in design is impeccable.

Mollie at Yumbles said...

Oh wow, this is just gorgeous!

Tresses Beauty said...

Amazing!! looks like am in my dream room.. thanks for sharing XX :)

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Anika Miller said...

Really cute d├ęcor! Love it.

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Sian said...

Such a cute little bedroom. If I had a girl I would so steal this style. I love colours mixed with grey x

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Ti said...

Wow, that looks so beautiful

peach said...

simply amazing. Enjoying reading your posts, keep in touch! xx Peach

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ANDYSTYLE said...

love it, very cute

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