Monday, January 9, 2012

Making room for another baby Elephant

Pin It 7 weeks and 6 days until The Elephant adds another baby girl to the herd! Yes, that's right....THREE girls!!

Not being a fan of 'pink and girly', I wanted to pick something femine yet 'different' for this baby's nursery. Not knowing where to start of course, I hit Pinterest for some inspiration for some different colour themes for girl's nurseries and really liked the idea of doing a red theme. So I started with the cot sheets and change mat cover and went from there. (Has anyone else found it difficult to find cute and funky cot sheets and change mat covers? Thinking maybe we might start making some for sale...let us know if you would be interested.)

Sneak peak of the not quite finished room!

Cute little crocheted owl from the ever so talented Jaimie at Pure Tots

The elephant was a gift from my favourite Owl! The teddy is a limited edition collectors piece from the Grandparents who have bought one for each of the girls so cute and shaggy!

Spotty cot sheets I made myself

Little toadstools from Typo

Oh so shabby chic chair!! I managed to buy 3 completely different ones of these so each girl has one to keep. I can see them sitting on them every day, then displaying them in their rooms with their favourite teddys on when their little bot-botts don't fit the seat anymore...and hopefully keeping them as they grow up and move out of home. Josie also grabbed a gorgeous black damask one that her little Owl loves sitting on too.

Spotty Rabbit from The Owl & the Elephant! 
(We only have 2 of these left now, one in a pink damask, the other in a grey damask. Please contact us if you would like one. $40 each)

Got a nice red shaggy rug after MUCH debate and compromise with my hubby who reeealllllyyy didn't want me to paint a feature wall red! *Hrumph!! FINE!

Picked up these gorgeous lanterns so cheap from Spotlight, only $4.95 for the small size and $6.95 for the large size...bargain!!

Change mat cover I made myself, and whipped up a pillowcase to match this arvo too. 

Of course, I still need to add some more bits to her room, like an awesome light switch cover from The Owl & the Elephant, to match the change mat cover.

Any other suggestions?

Thought of the moment:
Having a baby is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. Psalm 139:13


  1. I have often looked for "different" cot sheets, seen some great ones on Etsy but pricey! Be nice to have some different options especially in the Unisex range! Love the little chair!

  2. You're so clever Mrs Elephant!!

  3. Thank you Pauline :)

    Yes, Anne-Marie we have both found the same thing. Now I have finally gotten around to making one I am inspired to make a few more. I can see why they are pricey though as it uses a few metres of fabric and awesome fabric isn't cheap! But how cool does it look? A small price to pay...

  4. Love it! Mrs Elephant is 4 weeks ahead of me, so love the ideas. I'm adding red to our nursery too xx

  5. Love it Mrs Elephant and congratulations on another girl. The chair in her room looks so beautiful and i was wondering where you purchased it from?

  6. The chair IS gorgeous isn't it? We are looking at getting some of these as stock, if you are interested please email us at and we can give you some idea of price and other styles available.



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