This year there was two young pregnant mothers totally independent to each other, who booked me to help with the design of a nursery, for their first babies.
What made it so unusual is that they made contact with me within a month of each other and when they each came for their first appointment they delighted in telling me in a very similar manner that when they were born they had their own special doffie nursery, both designed and styled by me.
So each said in their own way that as they were now expecting for the first time they too wanted to have me create a magical space with them, for their new babies arrival.
It was a little unnerving and so I tried to pretend it couldn’t possibly have been me all those years ago, that is must have been my much older sister. However as their mum’s and grandmother’s also came to the appointment it was not long before I had to confess to being the one and only doffie… Ha!
In fact afterwards one of their mum’s sent me pictures of what was the original nursery look her and I had set up and it had a nice feeling of yesteryear, however she also told me that all the items had been kept and each item still had the doffie labels attached…..(approximately) 28 years later!!
There was the challenge involved in the process of allowing each of the grandmother’s and great grandmothers to have a say on the selections however over riding all the time was the desire to let the pregnant mother have the final say and for her to be sure it would be exactly what she envisaged.
“Something Different by doffie”
Here is shown the difference in style choices of the two different pregnant mum’s both expecting a girl. One being soft in pastel tones and with this set we did curtains in a sheer fabric with pastel coloured love hearts.
Then the other being lady chose a look that was in brighter in colour tones and a very “girly affair”. Each was thrilled with the finish outcome and this is the best result ever!!