Handmade Calvin and Hobbes Nursery

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    This is a lovely room. We’d love to hear more details please about how you were inspired and where you found your pieces.

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    Thank you! The father and I have always enjoyed the Calvin and Hobbes comics and we really wanted to design a nursery that was more unique instead of the typical themes bought from a store. Once we thought of Calvin and Hobbes we knew this was perfect, however you can’t buy any merchandise besides the comics themselves so I handmade everything! I started with scanning some pictures and comic strips from the complete collection of comic strips and framed them. I also wanted an area rug that resembled Hobbes but couldn’t find one that suited my style so I bought a thin carpet backing from Home Depot and the fabric from Joanne Fabrics and started with the orange backing and then carefully cut and sewed all the stripes and white belly on. The curtains I also bought white fabric and made four panels and then used iron transfer paper to apply about 300 of the comic strips to the curtains! The other main thing I did for this theme was make the Hobbes stuffed animal. I found a pattern online and then started putting it together piece by piece. It was a long work in progress, I spent many many months making all of these items but I believe it was worth it in the end! I’m glad you like this!! :)

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    Oh wow! I read your comment below and I was blown away by the fact that you did most of everything here. The curtains are just awesome. You did a super amazing job with everyhing, really.

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    thank you very much!!! I spent months day and night making everything for this room! I really had a lot of fun making it all! I just hope my baby ends up enjoying C&H just as much as his dad and I… otherwise I will just have to make this my room! ;)

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    hi! i don’t have much experience with crafting, so i was wondering about the durability of fabrics patterned with iron transfer sheets. will the design come off if the fabric gets wet?

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    no it is permanent, as long as you followed the instructions properly. heavily pressed the iron on highest setting for 30seconds to 1.5 minutes depending on fabric and size of image. It can go through many wash cycles and it won’t come off.

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    I am wanting to copy the scroll hanging about the crib but I cannot find a blank scroll. Any suggestions?

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    that was a gift and i have no idea where it was from. I’m sorry! good luck in your searches!

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