Last month we moved Ellie from her crib to the futon in her room and got rid of the crib. Suddenly there was a room there instead of just a giant pile of furniture! I made her room my November project,building a bookcase for her (and look! there’s a floor where all the books and toys used to be!), and working on her bedding. In a house as cold as ours flannel sheets are mandatory, and for a girl as one-minded as Ellie, pink was required as well. I’d seen these gorgeous pink flannel sheets at Garnet Hill before so when they went on sale I pulled the trigger, buying three flat sheets so I could turn two into her princess and the pea duvet cover. The pink was a given, but I also wanted to work in the green from her wallpaper and was thrilled to see how well the brown ladder ties in her curtains (meaning I might not have to buy new curtains after all)!
Next on the list: a quilted pillow sham, a pillow for the rocking chair, and a coordinating quilt for the extra chilly nights.