Toddler crochet & a peek at Esra's room!
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