The Lovely Little Nest began as an idea between a Quilter and an Artist/Designer to put together ideas, products, and tutorials to help others bring a little bit of lovely into their homes. We want to provide a space full of creative ideas for those who don't consider themselves all that creative, and for those who don't consider themselves sewers to find a place that provides not only the instructions, but all the pieces they would need to sew a project. We want to help you turn your house into a home, one project at a time.
I'm a mother of two little ones, a wife, a designer and an artist. Ever since I moved out on my own, I have loved turning my house into a home. Decorating our first rental house as a married couple was about much more to me than just making it look pretty. I didn't know how long we would live there, but while we did, I wanted to feel like it was our home, and to create a relaxing and inviting interior that would provide the peace I wanted to feel. As a newly-wed just out of school, with a husband still in school, I created most of our decorations myself, including refinishing furniture, sewing curtains, and building headboards. When we saved up enough to buy our first home, filling it went much the same way. After struggling through figuring out projects on my own, and many trips to various stores looking for the pieces I needed, I wanted to make it easier for others to do the same. That's when we created The Lovely Little Nest, so that you don't have to do all the work that we already have! After designing a nursery for my little girl, and then a shared nursery for both my little ones, I know how much of an affect the design of a room can have on the feelings that fill it. Helping you turn your house into a home, into a Lovely Little Nest, is exactly what I want to do. I hope you enjoy our products, tutorials, and ideas, but mostly I hope you enjoy turning your home into something truly beautiful and filled with joy.
Hi, I'm Roberta, a wife, mother, grandmother, quilter and DIY-er. Thinking back I cannot remember a time that I haven't looked at something and thought, "I can make that." I grew up in a home where my parents made everything themselves and taught us the skills to do the same. Being a DIY-er has not only saved our family money but has provided me with so much joy and satisfaction. I love the feeling I get when I've made something myself, and how that feeling returns every time I look at it. There is something about working with your hands that seems to relax and rejuvenate you, and who doesn't need that in this crazy, busy world. I am a quilter by trade and am excited to share some ideas of how to decorate and warm up your home with some beautiful quilts. I love to teach and on our site I will be sharing some basic sewing and quilting techniques. Sewing is a handy skill to have when you like to DIY. It was wanting to teach others these skills, so that they could make things themselves, that got the ball rolling. When I shared my idea with Jennie she was so excited she wanted to get involved. Together our ideas and talents were a perfect fit and that's how "The Lovely Little Nest" was created. I hope you find loads of inspiration in what you see on our site, and have fun making the many projects we have in store. We are very excited about helping you make your home into that Lovely Little Nest you have always dreamed of.