24 August 2011


elsa’s nursery keeps on evolving as i get time to add decorations and display her little treasures. i like making small sets of her precious things...today i took a couple of photos before the dreaded blackout blind went up! there are so many bits and bobs but these are a few favourite views. and the rabbit poster you see leads me in nicely to an adorable book that we look at together. the fold-out is actually the reverse of the jacket sleeve so you get a bit of wall art to admire too...oh but how i'd love an original print!

so to continue with the tour elsa is the proud owner of lots of belle and boo beauties...her handcut e is from heartzeena...wee wooden mushroom made by my amazing grandfather...and the tiny sitting fawn is a hornsea find.

below is an original painting by julie which i have probably shown before but it is too good to miss out on again...and guarding the owl and the pussycat sits a sweet babette from le train fantome.

that dress on the left up there was one of mine! elsa wore it a few times but now it is too small so it's hanging up to make us all smile along with one of her first matinee jackets handknitted by my mum and another favourite white simple baby dress. reminds me just how small she once was.

my mum made the drapes and blind for this room too. yes i am unbelieveably blessed to have a mother who generously continues to create and give her time unconditionally to me and her grandaughter whenever we ask and intuitively when we don't. a love that i am feeling now and learning from all over again.

pom poms and wooden hearts are from the girl's birthday party back in january.

garland of circles on the wall made by me. the evening before i went in to labour!! and dotted around there are a cute family of russian dolls from janet...my own beatrix potter books...owl print by dee beale...a teeny strawberry shortcake from my obsessive childhood collection...oh and (big) little grey rabbit made by my mum and co-star of the 12 month photoshoot.

wow this is a long post!!! but if you are still with me then we come full circle back to the book below. it is so great...honestly we swoon and laugh at every page. i am dying to get some wallpaper now for the one blank wall in elsa's room. shall i post a few sneaky peeks from inside tomorrow?

more crazy layouts...apologies...am too tired to work out how to do it now. but still loving the big pictures!


  1. Oooh her room is gorgeous :) She has so many lovely things around her, lucky girl. Nice to see bigger pictures. If you need some help with your layout/sizing, I’d be happy to have a look into it (seeing as I am always obsessively fiddling with my layout)! I genuinely enjoy it (geeeeek)! Email me if you’d like me to...no worries if you don’t though :) Have a lovely rest of week x

  2. What a beautiful room for little Elsa (love her name by the way). I was in Norfolk at the weekend too - pop over & take a look if you can x

  3. Lovely room filled with treasures. So sweet seeing the little clothes hanging up, and your circle garland is so pretty.

  4. Such a sweet nursery. I love the belle and boo prints, and I especially love how you've taped them up!

  5. elsa has sucha pretty room and in such good taste. youve put it altogether so well and im sure that elsa wil enjoy to hear stories of the different pieces when shes older. xx

  6. adorable! what a lucky baby x

  7. Such a beautiful room! :) xx

  8. Anonymous2.11.11

    Happy belated Birthday Elsa!!! We wish you loads of joy and laughter and LOVE for your second year! love, isla, maisie and claire mackinnon x


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