I had chosen to do his nursery in black and white for a few reasons - because I like the graphic effect of black and white together, and also because of some convincing research on the positive benefits of black and white on newborn's development.
So here it is... It took me 20 minutes to complete and I'm really pleased with it.
I got a large piece of black jersey cotton and stretched it around the poof, securing it at the bottom with an upholstery staple gun.
I then drew a random star shape on top with a piece of tailor's chalk and embroidered it in a running stitch with all 6 strands of DMC white embroidery floss, leaving the little "tails" showing.
Close up of the embroidery - black is great but it does show all the fluff!