Little Red Wren

February 5, 2012

The Pink Room

Filed under: Around the Home, Sewing for the Littles, Vintage Lovelies — littleredwren @ 5:02 pm

My lucky bird earned herself a new pink room a few months ago. We had installed new carpet early last year after a run in with a kinked dishwasher pipe while we were out of town one weekend. It was a blessing in disguise because our old carpet had been abused by my sweet little boy who spat up upon every square inch of our carpeting as a baby. We decided to get this darker color carpet to mask future stains (best decision ever). The only hitch is that it made Wren’s room look like a cave with her brown walls. So I bribed her through a rough fit stage with the promise of a new pink room once she filled up a giant marble jar.

I love how it is coming together. Her adorable rainbow blanket was crocheted by her nana when I was pregnant. My mom was addicted to crocheting for a while and let the daughters choose a baby blanket from a book she had. Until I chose this one, which is comprised of like a million hexagons which all had to be seamed together. Then she started choosing which ones she made. Bwahaha. I don’t regret it, even a little. I LOVE Wren’s rainbow blanket and since rainbows are one of her favorite things, so does she.

I thrifted this puppy recently. Greg is going to restore it some weekend. It is cute now but it is going to be even cuter after. Consider this a ‘before’ shot.

I wanted to make some curtains to tie in the yellow in her rocker, the one that used to be in my room as a girl. I found this vintage sheet and knew it was just the thing.

You can see how they almost dust the top of her dresser here. I love the length for her little girl room. Feels vintagey and sweet to me. Dresser was a garage sale steal. It came with a gorgeous upright piece that we passed along to my dad.

A couple of love letters for Wren, made by mommy.

Her nightstand. I scored that sweet phone about a decade ago at an estate sale. My mom has a red one that I covet but the green one works better in the pink room.

The mermaid print was hands-down Wren’s favorite part of her new room. I had been gathering a few new pieces for once her room got painted and we set it all up while she was having a bath one night. She freaked over the print. She loves mermaids but they HAVE to have red hair like her. You can find the mermaid print here.

This is my favorite part of the room. It is a rotating art exhibit, although I have a hard time taking the old art down to replace it. I love this solution and am sure Van will end up with the same thing in his room soon.

Daddy built her a dress up section for her closet, just at her height. I only get to see her in non-dress ups when we go out somewhere, so this was a necessary function.

Greg also contributed his old expedit shelf from his office (he went back to school last month – shout out to our hardworking, straight A student daddy!).

I took these photos a couple weeks ago and the room has already changed a bit. I’ll have to post an update or two, maybe once the desk is refinished!


October 10, 2011

Kids Clothes Week Challenge

Filed under: Sewing for the Littles — littleredwren @ 2:44 pm

Third time’s a charm? Maybe I’ll actually post every day this time? (Probably not. Unless I get a huge surge of motivation. But at least I have an offering for day one!)

Herringbone pants and repurposed vintage men’s tie. Matched with vintage keds I snagged from etsy when he was a wee little baby. So handsome!

May 13, 2011

KCWC – Petering Out

Filed under: Around the Home, Sewing for the Littles — littleredwren @ 3:01 pm

Someday I’ll have a sewing room of my own again. It was such a luxury before babies to have a whole room to spread out my projects and be able to close the door when it got too crazy mid-project. These days my kitchen bar/ back room are my sewing room and when it gets crazy I feel completely overwhelmed. I still have fabrics pulled for a summer top for the girl, we’ll see if I can make it happen tonight.

The irony is that once we are at a point where I have space for a sewing room, I probably won’t have little kids to sew for anymore. I’d rather have babies than a sewing room so I’ll not wish these days away.

My sewing room(source)

May 11, 2011

KCWC Day 3 – More Plaid

Filed under: Sewing for the Littles — littleredwren @ 9:07 pm

More plaid. More pants. These are sized generously so when he outgrows the green pair (already sad for that day), these will be waiting in the wings. (They will actually be worn cuffed until then.)

(I’ll see you on Friday, we’re off playing tomorrow!)

May 10, 2011

KCWC Day 2 – The Pants That Nearly Weren’t

Filed under: Sewing for the Littles — littleredwren @ 6:53 pm

I cut these pants out last fall. I sewed them up halfway and abandoned the project. I have felt nagged by them every time I open my craft closet, but not nagged enough that I attempted to finish them. Until last night. I poured myself a nice glass of diet Dr. Pepper, sat down, got three stitches in, and my machine broke. Again. For like the zillionth time.

My husband went out today for a new one. (And a new garbage disposal, it was quite the night at our house last night.) I am feeling pretty good about finishing these on day two, and getting a picture even. Granted, the little boy insisted on sitting on his little chair just like big sister did during her photoshoot yesterday. So you can’t tell how wildly adorable they are on him when he is standing. But the point is that I finished. Right?

April 29, 2011


Filed under: Sewing for the Littles — littleredwren @ 12:00 am

Somebody scored her first big Lalaloopsy in her Easter Basket. Of course, she came with a cute dress but I had to make her another for variety. I scoured etsy for cute ideas and sat down one night to make this little number from a japanese patchwork print. It turned out cute, but what a pain. I don’t know if “Baby” (I tried to insist that her name was Blossom Flowerpot, but apparently Wren thought Baby was more original) is going to get the wardrobe I had imagined for her. At least she has two dresses, right?

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