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Heidi’s new nursery – ‘put a bird on it’

When I first did a post on Heidi’s nursery (very close to a year ago, when she was born) I kept mentioning it was her temporary nursery because we were renting at the time (and the walls were a very vibrant blue which I hated). Until we had moved into the house we were building I never felt that her room was as I wanted it to be… so here it is her ‘real’ nursery, finally!

Before we go any further, I must share with you a You Tube clip from a TV show called Portlandia. I haven’t seen this show (or even heard of it, until last night), however it was brought to my attention by a friend who was over for dinner. This particular clip is called ‘Put a bird on it’ … Whilst watching it all I could think about was Heidi’s nursery – enough said (for now)…

For the record there are also butterflies (tutorial here) featured in her nursery… I’m not completely bird obsessed…

Let’s start the tour of her new avery nursery. On her door… I made this bunting from a mobile I had that was made of gorgeous Indian fabric, ribbon, white felt and embroidery thread. I had a red bird left over from the vinyl decal you will see further into this post, so I perched it on the mini peg…

Here are the old book pages bunting (tutorial here), looking so much better on a white wall. And featured on the bookshelf is the first item I bought for her nursery, a print called ‘Ruby Slippers’ from the flowerpress store on Made it. There is also another red vinyl bird, and a blue material bird perched on the stick (and a sneaky duck on one of the book pages)…

And a red chicken…

A new item since moving is the rocking horse I transformed (see more here) for Heidi’s Christmas present, now a main feature in her room (no birds featured here!)…

A few of her buddies having a party in her cot (there’s a duck in there!)…

You’ve probably noticed that there is a touch of red theme throughout (a better angle of the blue bird)…

supported on the bookshelf by the red HEIDI letters from Typo, the red bunny bookend (a gift) and the red wooden buzzy-bee. Mum and Dad gave that to me, they were first released in the 1940′s, they are from New Zealand, and I had one when I was little.

We’ve also incorporated a little Heidi memorabilia… a framed movie poster for the Heidi Movie purchased online…

A very old Heidi Golden Book, a donation from one of the gorgeous girls in mothers group who received this as part of a bundle of old books she purchased from ebay…

And a further touch of red with my upcycled stools made from electrical-wire spindles (tutorial here), owls also featured in the material…

More birds… I stumbled across the most amazing vinyl stickers (red, of course!) online at My Munchkin Home

Which then led to the acquisition of these bed sheets (for her single bed/day bed, or my bed when Heidi’s not well) covered in brilliantly coloured birds…

Which worked beautifully with the seed pod bird mobile hanging from the roof…

And the red (again) string of chickens from oxfam…. more birds!

It is probably more appropriate to call her nursery the avery… it is a little out-of-control, isn’t it? I promise, no more birds… it’s no wonder she is starting to mouth ‘birdie’ already… they surround her every night!

Bye bye for now,

Bernice

3 Comments

  1. Rachel

    I apologise for having introduced you to ‘put a bird on it’ as you’ll now be obsessed with seeing birds on things! Also like the Typo plug!

  2. Pingback: Decision time – butterflies or birds for my burlap canvases? « Hey Bernice!

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