Our Boys Bedroom – Decorating Update

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post an adoption update, but it sounds like the things are fiiiiinally starting to move a little down there in Haiti! We’re hearing that  appointments for Children’s Court (a new step in the Haitian adoption process) are going to start happening soon (or maybe some already have?), and that’s the last step that our son’s paperwork needs to go through before we get to go meet him! 😀

I’ve had so much fun working on his room this year. Every month, I do a little something.

Tuxedo Cat | Boys Bedroom

This month’s “little something” was a wall hanging for above his headboard.

I used fabric glue to attach some navy & white ribbon to a yellow & white piece of fabric from JoAnn’s Fabric.

Fabri-Tac Fabric Glue | Boys Bedroom | Wall Hanging Banner

I hemmed the edges, created a rod pocket, inserted a wooden dowel, and used rope- also from Jo-Ann’s. I used more fabric glue to make sure the ends of the rope won’t fray…

Pennant Banner | Boys Bedroom

…and then my friend Rachel used screenprinting ink to paint on this “snips and snails” phrase:

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails | Boys Bedroom | Wall Hanging Banner | Fabric from Joanns | The Lettered Cottage

I just LOVE the way the colors and textures play together….

Wall Hanging Banner | The Lettered Cottage | Yellow Polka Dot Fabric from Joanns

…and I LOVE that it’s hanging from a SNAIL! 😀

Boys Bedroom | Kids Room | Cottage Style | Schoolhouse Electric Bedding | Characters by Julia Snail Trophy | Land of Nod Jenny Lind Bed

Julia, (the talented gal who made it) calls it a “trophy slug”, but I’ve renamed it a trophy snail because it goes along better with the new banner. :-)

Snail Trophy | Characters by Julia | Kids Room | Boys Bedroom | Cottage Style

Characters By Julia | Etsy | Snail Trophy | Slug | The Lettered Cottage | Boys Bedroom

Snail Trophy | Characters by Julia | The Lettered Cottage

Wall Hanging Banner | Boys Bedroom | Snail Trophy from Characters by Julia

Now I’ve just gotta find a spot to hang his buddy with the bow tie…

Snail Trophy | Characters by Julia | Etsy | The Lettered Cottage | Boys Bedroom | Kids Room | Cottage Style | Letters from Land of Nod Puzzle

I’m thinkin’ he may need to go in mama’s room. 😉

PS- Here’s a link to Julia’s website if you’re interested in seeing more of her whimsical work…

Characters by Julia


…and my friend Rachel just started an account on Instagram (@LoveToLetter) if you’d like to see more of her beautiful lettering! :-)




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    • Layla says

      Hi Sasha!
      I just cut the yellow dotted fabric into the shape of the banner and draped it over the dowel so I could see where I needed to sew the rod pocket. Last but not least, I sewed around the outside of the whole banner. Hope that helps! :-)

  1. Georgia Koenig says

    What an adorable room you have created for your boy! And such a cozy bed with the cuddly Teddy just waiting for him to snuggle down to sleep! Prayers that you get to meet & bring home your son SOON.

  2. Penny says


    It’s absolutely adorable snail and all. What a sweet room….. I hope
    that soon your little son will be in it…..

    Take care & all the best to you,
    PS Your friends are very talented, I love their creations.

  3. says

    I check in here every once in a while and all I know is that “I” want you and Kevin to adopt ME. 😉
    Love the room… your boy will love it too, BUT he will be so happy to have a home that he won’t give a sh*t whether there’s a snail or a slug, or whatever you want to call it, in there. 😉
    Best to you both,

  4. Makenzie says

    Love this room so much! Do you mind telling me where the curtains are from? Thank you so much!

  5. Savannah says

    I love this room so much that I want to redecorate my sons room to look more like this! Would you please share where the curtains are from? They are the perfect shade of blue…so calming! I absolutely love what you have done!

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