Monday, June 6, 2011

Guest Blogger - Vintage Craft Inspiration by Bare Feet on the Dashboard

Hey Y'all! My name is Becca, and I'm a southern girl and new mama who loves to craft, cook, and endlessly redecorate. I'm learning about photography and taking care of a new baby. I would love for you to come visit me over at my blog, Bare Feet on the Dashboard where I have a tendency to over share and write about all the forbidden topics - money, politics, and religion.  I'm so excited to be sharing a little bit of what inspires me here at House 8810.  Thanks ladies!

As an expectant mama obsessed with crafts and decorating, I spent many hours pouring over websites looking for ideas and inspiration to use in the nursery.  Inspiration came not from brilliant designer, but from two items that have been hanging around my house for ages.  My great grandmother was a talented crafter, and though I never got to meet her, I am blessed to have inherited some of her handmade quilts and doilies.  Two of her quilts provided the inspiration for the whole nursery, and for this craft in particular.
 The bright, fun colors take "gender neutral" to a whole new level.  We didn't find out the gender of our baby before the birth, but I didn't want to be stuck in the usual neutral yellow/green rut.  This quilt hangs over a spare chair in the corner of the room.  

 I'm using this quilt on the full size bed that is in the nursery.  I am in love with the seventies vintage funkiness it is bringing into the room.  

I used the colors in both quilts to choose ribbon for a mobile for above the crib.  I used a wire wreath form and LOTS of ribbon to create this mobile and bring in all the bright colors.  You can find a tutorial for the ribbon mobile here.
Check out the baby's view below.  
Where do you find decorating inspiration?  

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Do you have a tutorial on the ribbon mobile? :)