I have an odd love of gnomes, it stems back to my 3rd grade teacher who convinced me a group of gnomes visited my classroom regularly. I spent my entire school year making goodies, houses and things for the gnomes who I suspected inhabited a tree outside the class room. She would make sure to alter my offering in a way that made it look as though the gnomes had used or taken bites out of what ever I left.
Fast forward to today, I love gnomes. So much I had a gnome themed wedding with toad stool cupcakes, and my first tattoo was of a gnome holding a flower. Its only natural then that my child will have a gnome/woodland themed nursery as well. Its perfect because its a unisex theme and represents to me all that is magical and innocent about childhood. I have been planning my nursery for about 19-20 months now and needless to say it has gotten quite elaborate.Planning my nursery is my default fantasy that gets me through the dark infertility times.
We will start with the fabric which is my inspiration for the rest of my nursery. The fabric is designed by Erin Rippy (I wonder if there is connection between the name Erin and the love of gnomes) and I got it on Spoon flower a custom fabric websites that prints the fabric to order. My lovely donor sister is also an awesome seamstress who made my wedding dress and is making the quilt and nursery set. I will post pics when it is done.
I think I dont want to overwhelm you with all my amazing ideas at once so I think I will space them out in different posts. So I will finish the post with a pic of the crib my dad is making. (I got the idea off of this web site http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/ainsworth69.html). I want it to look like the crib was built by woodland gnomes.
We’ve already started work on these nursery projects even though we haven’t gotten our BFP yet because we need to focus on some of the happy and fun aspects of this journey. We might be jinxing ourselves but we will deal with that possibility when we come to it.