Throwback To The Nursery

Martye and I have been busy getting ready to open The Provision House store. I'm working more on the construction side of things and making sure that w're on the same page with the contractor. Martye is working on the decorating side of the store. She loves decorating and doing little projects like this. I can't help but think about a year ago when her and our daughter in-law, Holly, were working on the nursery for our granddaughter. 

Holly had been slowly working on the nursery but was stuck with what to do about the windows. Cowgirl A was due the middle of July and in June Holly realized that she wanted to make a ruffled valence for both windows in the nursery. However, Holly needed a sewing machine and someone who could help her sew, that's where Martye came in! Holly assured Martye that they would just need to sew straight lines and that she found a tutorial online, easy right? Martye's sister, Mary, helped give them some direction. Holly and Martye worked hard for about a week. They would stay up measuring, ironing, sewing, ruffling until they would laugh uncontrollably from exhaustion. Anyhow, they made two ruffled valences, a crib skirt to match and liners for storage baskets! They were two busy women but completed the task before Cowgirl A was born. 

I have to say, the nursery is cute and Holly and Martye did a great job! They are still so proud of their work, which they should be! I haven't seen the sewing machine since... I wonder when or if Martye is going to pull it out and start sewing something for the new store! 

One of the ruffled valences they made! I'm not sure my son, Trent, knew what ruffles were until this project was underway! 

One of the ruffled valences they made! I'm not sure my son, Trent, knew what ruffles were until this project was underway! 

The basket liners in the bottom baskets were also part of the project. 

The basket liners in the bottom baskets were also part of the project. 

Holly made these adorable flags out of extra fabric they had left over.

Holly made these adorable flags out of extra fabric they had left over.

The crib sheet was their inspiration!

The crib sheet was their inspiration!

The crib skirt with ruffles. A little secret... they used Velcro to attach it to the bed frame so that they can remove it and made the bed skirt the right length as Cowgirl A grows and the bed gets lowered. This also saved them from having to make a 4th panel of crib skirt for the side along the wall!

The crib skirt with ruffles. A little secret... they used Velcro to attach it to the bed frame so that they can remove it and made the bed skirt the right length as Cowgirl A grows and the bed gets lowered. This also saved them from having to make a 4th panel of crib skirt for the side along the wall!

Holly had Trent paint these vintage frames and she glittered letters for Cowgirl A's initials. They kept the letters hidden until after she was born and they revealed her name. 

Holly had Trent paint these vintage frames and she glittered letters for Cowgirl A's initials. They kept the letters hidden until after she was born and they revealed her name. 

With left over fabric from the baskets, Martye made this bow to go around the lamp!

With left over fabric from the baskets, Martye made this bow to go around the lamp!

The ribbon mobile Holly made. 

The ribbon mobile Holly made.