Monday, August 22, 2011
When I first started thinking of what I'd like to do in our nursery space, I knew that I wanted to have a large initial hung on the wall. I'd planned on a large wooden letter, but I wasn't able to find anything in the scale or style that I'd wanted. In the back of my mind was the thought that if I were to spend money on preparing for the baby, it should be on diapers and not decor. So using what I had on hand, I came up with this simple embroidered initial for the space.
I used some gray duck cloth for the background, and then used several strands of green and navy embroidery thread to stitch the initial. I used a simple chain stitch, and it actually came together quite quickly. I would have liked to fill in the entire shape, but I didn't have enough thread on hand.
The decorations in this room are quite simple, but it is a temporary space at the end of our bedroom, and I didn't want to spend a fortune decorating. I also didn't want to make any permanent changes to the room.