After having children, I began to make clothing, toys, and accessories. I went from working full time and designing wedding gowns to being a full time mom. I had creative energy and needed an outlet during which I could find a meditative calm and purpose.
I began by creating things for my son's room. Here are some of the things I used to decorate:
For the nursery, I made curtains, covered a storage ottoman to match, made a cotton rope basket for the shelf, made a changing table cushion out of natural latex and organic cotton and made little stuffed birds to perch on a branch above.
In this photo you can see more things I made as I was nesting in preparation for his arrival: an organic blanket with the landscape scene on the floor, diaper bag with lots of pockets, sheep clock, hoodie towels with ears and dino spikes, an alphabet out of fabric scraps
This is a mobil made of felted wool hung, and the metal ring is covered in crocheted cotton yarn. I used curtains from my childhood room to hang from it and around the outside of the crib until he could roll. Let's be honest... he didn't spend much time in here, but slept with me most of the time. :)