Wednesday, June 12, 2013


my sister's baby shower is fast approaching and i have many DIY items to complete for her gift. my mom and i decided to buy/make all the bedding; including the crib sheets, crib skirt, changing pad covers, and a few additional items that i can't reveal in case said sister is reading this as we speak. while my mom was visiting awhile back we picked up some fabric that would coordinate with this adorable Moda Oh Deer fabric, which my sister is using to make a quilt for the babe.

we found the cutest shop called Fabric Bliss, which carries Moda fabric specifically. the woman working, who i'm assuming is the owner, was so helpful and sweet! so we purchased our beautiful coordinating fabric and then it sat on my crafting desk for many many weeks. i don't know what it is, but i find that i'm so tired every night at 8:30 when i finally get hudson down. and the weekends seem to be filled with pool time, cleaning house, cooking & grilling, and to be honest probably a little too much TV time. i need to work on watching less mindless tv. but back to crafting. 

i decided to start with the first of two changing pad covers since that seemed to be the easiest and most straightforward project. i borrowed the tutorial from Smile Like Your Mean It. it was really easy to follow and i'm so happy with how it turned out. i still need to make the second one, and a crib skirt. we decided to purchase the crib sheets at the recommendation of aforementioned sweet woman at Fabric Bliss. she thought that we would need so much fabric to make a couple sheets, it would really be less expensive to just buy some. this way we can go with something neutral that will balance all the patterns going on everywhere else in the room. and they will need to be sturdy since they'll get washed all the time. i'm not sure how well my sewing would fare against constant washes. but then again i am sewing changing pad covers of all things. can we say diaper blow outs and unexpected baby boy showers?!

i'm also planning a fabric pom mobile, but that doesn't need to be done until the little one arrives, so i've got some time! stay tuned for a post on the crib skirt. i adore the fabric we chose for it and can't wait to get started.

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