Crib, Bedding, and Gown
Made for Baby Ellery by CarlaC
When the arrival of a new little girl is announced, one cannot help but think pink. Ellery's "pink posh" nursery is at the height of baby style with handpainted furniture, soft fabrics, and plenty of pink roses.
Ellery's solid wood crib was handcrafted by me using my own design. Lengths of basswood were meticulously cut to size and pieced together for a size that is big enough for Ellery, but takes up a minimum of display space. Decorative dentil molding and carved medallions were incorporated into the headboard and footboard. Ball finials and feet were added to the bedposts. The crib was painted a fresh white, and then was accentuated pink glaze. Clusters of pink cottage roses were handpainted on the headboard, footboard, and on the outsides of each post.
Such a luxurious little crib requires the plushest of bedding. The comforted is made from super-soft minkee and is lined with a rosebud seersucker. A bit of tiny pom-pom trim and pink gingham peek out when the covers are turned down.
The pillow-top mattress is covered with a shabby rose fabric. Ellery just adores printed sheets! The crib bumper is made of pink gingham and is tied to the crib with tiny grosgrain ribbons. It is arched at the headboard and is surrounded by cluny lace, which is decoupaged to the crib.
The base of the bed is trimmed with a ruffled pink gingham bedskirt. The top of the skirt is edged with pink chenille rope, and the hemline is embellished with a bit of cluny lace.
This posh little princess has lots and lots of tiny pillows. The ruffled rectangular pillow is made from the shabby rose print to match the crib sheet. The bolster is made from the rosebud seersucker and is trimmed with silk ribbon bows. The round pillow is made from white batiste, edged with eyelet, and embroidered with silk ribbon roses. Finally, the initial pillow is made from a pretty pink cotton, trimmed with pom-poms, and features a "E" of French knots.
Ellery's nightgown is also included. It is made of a soft white cotton knit. It features ruffled sleeves, a ruffled hem, and a bishop neckline. Hand-embroidered rosebuds grace the hem and the neckline.
Surrounded by all this soft sweet pinkness, Ellery is sure to dream sweet dreams!