Welcome to Bolly & Bear 'the blog'... this blog is all about the girl behind the label that creates the beautiful bedding, handmade quilts and accessories for the special little people in your life...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Handmade with love - Baby Nursery - Pink & Yellow

I have been seeing a lot of celebrity baby nurseries lately and while some of them are gorgeous, many of them seem to be a little 'over-done'. Masses of frills and flounces and an over abundance of cutesy characters seem to be the norm when it comes to big budget spending. I saw one 'designer' nursery that was so full of Pink and Purple teddy bears and matching bright purple printed paws prints that I had to wonder where the baby would actually fit.I kid you not.
Just because you have no budget constraints and can buy the 'best' of everything does not mean you will end up with a gorgeous nursery. Conversely, if you have a limited budget this does not mean you will end up with a 'budget looking' nursery. Personal items and  unique touches give a room its personality and 'loved' feel. Much like this 
nursery, profiled on Ohdeedoh.  I am in love with the soft colours and gorgeous personal touches in Phoebe's baby room. This beautiful nursery was made on a very tight budget, using handmade bedding and art, as well as some unique  Etsy finds. I just love the beautiful soft pink  of the walls - it's almost shimmery.

It also sounds like this mum (Emily Schildhouse) and I share the same sentiments on nursery decor:

"Whenever anyone who hasn’t seen the room asks about the nursery, they always ask “What’s the theme?” I don’t know where everyone got the idea that a nursery has to have a cutesy baby theme with everything being so matchy-matchy. We just went with a general color scheme that allowed us to incorporate pieces that we really love."
My sentiments exactly, Emily!! My favourite piece from this room is this handmade mobile.....from a Martha Stewart tutorial (Lol...call me crazy but I am a martha fan!) I did a quick google and found the instructions here .

I think I will be making one of these for my daughters bedroom... she is almost 8 but  it is so pretty and is very 'spring' like. Will let you know how I go.
Have a great week!

Marri x

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sneaky Peaky......

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that our new photos have arrived! I thought I might post 'just a few' to give a quick peak at what some of our beautiful ranges look like.  Hope you love them, just as much as I do.

Our Bright Bubbles range... I love the cobalt, apple and red combination.

Pink Confetti..  Ooooh.. this makes me want a baby girl....lol.

Circus.... just perfect for a boy or girl. The duck egg blue is just divine, don't you think?

So, the count down is on and the last touches are being done to the website and all the other things. I will hopefully have some exciting news coming up....

Hope you have a great week.
Marri x