Well, this post was 16 months in the making. Rowan has moved around a lot in our apartment. She slept in our bedroom for the first 6 months, then she had half of the room that she is in now and then finally we surrendered and gave her the whole room. She is a lucky little girl to have such a huge room. She could throw many a dance parties in there if she wanted too.
I love her room. I love it so much! It is bright and colorful and fun and it makes me so happy for her. Growing up, my mom always made sure we had a beautiful room. She painted, sewed and wallpapered to make each of us a special room we could call our own. I wanted to create that for Rowan. I love being in there with her. I will be the first to say that the room only looks this clean right before bed and in the morning when she wakes up, but that is ok. What kind of room would it be if she wasn’t allowed to play with everything in it, right?
What makes the room so special to me and hopefully for her are all the handmade or hand-me-down pieces from loved ones. There is the blanket I was brought home from the hospital in, there is a crocheted manatee from my sister, a heart pillow and artwork from Don, Rachel and Addy, her first birthday dress, artwork from our favorite Hawaii artist, a rocking chair my Grandma gave me when I was a little girl, a crocheted Foofa and print from Laura (my bff), all her bedding was sewn by my mom, there are kitties from Julie, a special blanket from Punky, and a handmade pop up book from my sister Carrie. I could go on and on. Every item in her room is more than just a toy, a piece of art or a place to sleep. It is a room full of love.
I am going to try my best to list out where everything is from, but again a lot of it is handmade and passed down.
Table and Chairs: Ikea
Change Table: Jenny Lind
Bunting Flags: Handmade
Crib bedding: Handmade
Lady w/ Cat Tattoo Print: Amanda Atkins
Cat w/ Moustaches: Paper Sparrow
Waves Print: Heather Brown
Live in the Sunshine Print: The Wheatfield
I am a Child of God Print: Persimmon & Pink
I lovely Love Print: Tuesday Morning
You are a Cool Cat Print: Orange Studio
I Freaking Love You Print: Hilary Bird
You are my Sunshine Print: The Wheatfield
Rowan’s Stuffed Name: Handmade
Birds & Branches: Handmade (Bird Pattern Here)
Rocking Chair: From when I was little