I am very happy to say I have finished all of C's presents for her birthday next month.. well, all but one present that has been plaguing me, but I will get to that another time.
Monday night K informed me that she no longer wanted her bed to be in our room but in her very own room, and she wanted to sleep there by herself 'every night from now on'. *GASP* Could it be?! I was completely floored and utterly unprepared. So I told her I would get her all set up in there by this weekend. What was I thinking?!
The lazuring has been finished for a week or so now (I plan on posting a tutorial ASAP), we put up our wooden light switch and outlet plates, but that's where it ended. The new floor (along with the baseboards) won't go in for a couple more months and we don't really have any furniture to put in there besides her bed. Eeeeeek! I have to somehow make it 'homey' for her by this weekend so that she will feel safe and secure sleeping in there.
So here I am, frantically trying to get things together to pull this off.
I luckily had enough money to get an unfinished nightstand so that she has something besides just her bed in there. She was really excited about that. I am in the process of sealing it right now with my favorite furniture wood finish 'Tried and True'. It's a completely natural and safe finish consisting of beeswax and linseed oil.
There are home/garden coupons you can find for all these supplies.
Next is her special embroidered pillow and a duvet cover for her wool comforter.
I hit a snag sewing together the pillow cover and need to fix that up.
I have four different fabrics to cut out for the patchwork top to the duvet but I am only halfway done cutting them so I need to speed it up. I have a question about my duvet cover for all of you quilt makers out there: Where, oh, where do I find fabric wide enough to cover the entire back of it? I need it to be about 67" wide or what else can I do to the back, with fabric not that wide? I'd really appreciate any help you could give me!!
I do have one tiny thing done for her room : a coaster. This way she can set drinks on her nightstand, if she wants. I used some scraps from the two fabrics I already cut for her duvet cover. She likes that it looks different on both sides, and I like the fact that she likes the fabric - I must be heading in the right direction. Phew!
Now back to work I go. Wish me luck!! What are you working on? I need more motivation.