I always get incredibly nervous when another handmaiden asks me to create a bedding set for their daughter, especially when I know they themselves are a talented maker. I have to admit though it is always a thrill to be chosen. The lovely Laurie of Hannah’s Daisy contacted me earlier in the year to ask if I would make her sweetie Hannah a custom quilt and we had so much fun. Working with someone who knows fabric is always different, it speeds the process up considerably and the fabrics for Hannah’s quilt were chosen in a matter of hours. Well at least I thought we had. As I am prone to do, some last minute changes happened once I had started cutting and I am so glad we did because it was definitely the right choice.
How different does it look taking out the pink and adding in more white! Definitely the best decision.
For Hannah we chose pink, gold and white as the main tones however there is a fair bit of colour overall, which I love. It also means you can get creative with the rest of the colour in the room and know the quilt will still look great. Laurie chose a comforter style which, while not ever technically perfect, is a squishy ball of love. I love the idea of Hannah sinking down under this with her favourite teddy and book. To coordinate with the quilt we added in a matching pillowcase and my ever popular apple pie cushion.
And the results – voila!
Penny the Supermodel looks quite at home on there too! She is one of my favourite handmade purchases this year. You all need to get to Blooms & Butterflies Doll Studio and give the gorgeous Kira some love!
I love how this quilt looks in my Hannah’s room – it was a bit hard for me to take it off her bed once the photos were taken. She keeps asking when I will make a quilt which is actually hers and the mummy guilt is real. This year my 3 all need their own bit of piccolo studio to cuddle.
This time she was all about helping me style too – note the shopkins on the bedside table? No way was I getting away with removing those or her gymnastics trophy. She is very good at reminding me that children’s spaces are representative of them always. We can add some flair but intrinsically they need to put their own stamp on it.
As it was a Christmas present I wrapped it and had it all ready to pop under the tree on Christmas morning – that way it was a surprise for Laurie too. I cut it close getting it there on time but am happy to report it arrived safely and made its way onto Hannah’s bed immediately, hopefully with lots of squeals and cuddles along the way.
Tomorrow is New Years Eve and I am spending it planning my year ahead. I am still working on that elusive work life balance and want to make sure I am growing in a way that works for me. I am loving the blogging side and cant wait to focus on that more. For right now it is back to some quality cuddles with my precious babes after a very busy lead up to Christmas.