Not all little black rain clouds


Baby M’s corner of the world is finally starting to come together. Good thing too as she is rapidly growing out of her little Moses basket. It’s been such fun adding a touch of girl to the boys already colorful room.


I’m especially fond ofย  the new addition of the little black rain cloud (with polka dots – which ensures all things cheery in my book). I made it from some favorite fabric found with friends on a past trip to the LA fabric district. And I have to give credit to my designer friend Meta for the cute suggestion of a little cloud over the crib. I just love how it pulls everything together.

I’m also loving seeing her new Lumi doll that she received for her first Christmas. And my talented friend Roxi Marj gave her this lovely lambkin pillow (as well as some artwork to go with that I can’t wait to put up!). And you’ll probably recognize this heart shaped pillow from last Valentines Day (thinking I might have a slight obsession with pillows…).

Mer Mag Rain Cloud Pillow & Chrib

As I’ve mentioned before, I have the Littles packed in together in one room like sardines. But it’s fun to see the baby’s space feel a bit separate…as if it’s on it’s own.

Which, as you can see in the pic below, it’s clearly not. She’s right up against her brothers…who have a much more colorful scheme going on. But I had fun limiting the palette in this corner. Makes it feel like a bit of an oasis. Which is just what the little gal and I need.


Now to finish up the decorating for the rest of the room. So many ideas…how will I settle in on just one?


And speaking of revamping new spaces…welcome to the new blog space! Blogger has been great…like and old friend really…but we wanted to try a few new things and finally took the plunge into the world of dot com…and so far are super happy with it. Hope to have you join us over here as well!

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    January 23, 2013

    I am obsessed with those colors. The peach is incredible. AND I am in love with the new site! Looks amazing. Well done!

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      January 23, 2013

      thanks Kersey! So excited to have you over her now. xo

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    January 23, 2013

    Love your new blog layout, and you’ve got me so inspired to work on my girls’ spaces which have been languishing for a year and a half now YIKES!

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      January 23, 2013

      yay! I know what you are saying. I’ve been neglecting the kids space for far too long…so ready to tackle it.

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    January 23, 2013

    I love that Lumi doll. Also, I feel like I should have brought a house warming gift of some kind, nice new space!

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      January 26, 2013

      what a sweet idea. love it.

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    Artist in LA LA Land

    January 23, 2013

    Congrats on your new site, Merrilee. I hope you have fun and lots of success at ALT. Wish I could make it. Love the rain cloud you made for Baby M and all the decorating you’re doing for her.

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    Katherine | Gathered Heart

    January 24, 2013

    Ohh I love that color palette! I’m having a little girl of my own in May, and I can’t decide on how to decorate her nursery. That peachy is perfect.

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    January 25, 2013

    Did you ever post your birth story for baby M? Or reveal her name? I’ve been dying to hear what m stands for!

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      January 26, 2013

      I’m so behind on the birth story but I have it in the works!

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    January 27, 2013

    Your new site looks amazing!!! Heard you were a big hit at ALT and hope you had a great time.

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    Koseli Cummings

    January 27, 2013

    It was so nice to see you at Alt! Love the new site and best wishes with everything. Let’s stay in touch. Bum chop!

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    Chloe Moon

    January 29, 2013

    The little black rain cloud is so cute!! I love it!

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    rebecca alexis

    February 26, 2013

    adore! All I can hear in my head is “tut, tut, it looks like rain” {quoting Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh}. Such sweetness. thanks for sharing. xxoo

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    March 2, 2013

    Could i please use this design??? i love it!

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    April 2, 2013

    Did you use metallic thread to hang the drops? Do you just tie knots I can’t seem to figure how to hang the drops from mine! I feel it looks unfinished just stringing through with a big knot! Please advise would be great!

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      April 3, 2013

      I actually just used grey yarn and pinned and sewed it up in the bottom of the cloud and within the tops of the rain drops. hope that makes sense.

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    Ursula Rosien

    June 12, 2013

    Hello, this is the first time visiting your blog and let me tell you, I am blown away! Lovely and modern!
    I need to learn to sew ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Ursula Rosien

    June 12, 2013

    Lovely blog! I need to learn how to sew. Your style is crafty and the perfect amount of modern ๐Ÿ™‚


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