- Make a Crib Skirt (Using this tutorial but adjusting the pattern to make the skirt shorter)
- Make Bumper Pads (Using this tutorial)
- Make a Quilt (Using the same pattern I used with following the same pattern I used with Lucy's quilt, Amy Butler's Play Time Quilt)
- Make Swaddling Blankets
Lucy and Michael will be sharing a room so I really wanted their "colors" to be coordinating but still very feminine and very masculine - my goal is to have Michael's bedding/quilt so "boy" that you do not think even for a second, "Is it for a girl?"
(If you would like the names of any of these fabrics, let me know and I'd be happy to find them for you. :))
I've already started the quilt! It is turning out really well so far - I haven't decided what to do about the backing and binding yet, I think I would like to bring a little more green into the quilt - but we will see what I'm able to find. :)
I decided to make the bedding (Crib Skirt and Bumper Pads) more generic so that I can use them for future sons. The moment I saw this argyle I knew it would be perfect!
This argyle will be the main fabric on the bumper pads and will be the accent on the crib skirt. I haven't found the fabric I need for the piping on the bumper pads and the majority of the skirt - I'm hoping to find a green fabric that matches/coordinates well with our rocking chair and storage boxes in the kid's room (all the storage items I have are "Sage" from the Koala Kids line at Babies R Us, so they are gender neutral). I'd love a polka dot (you know me...) or maybe a stripe, but again - we will see what is available. :)
Next up, swaddling blankets! We loved wrapping Lucy up "real tight" when she was a newborn - she actually slept swaddled until she was about 7 or 8 months! I was given three beautiful home-made blankets at a baby shower that were the perfect swaddlers. So my mind has been set on making my own for future kiddos. :)
These flannel fabrics make me smile and they match Michael's quilt perfectly. :) Lucy's colors are pink/green/grey and I think Michael's are shaping out to be Orange/Green/Blue. :) There is a lady from church, Emily, who has a surger - and she is going to show me how to use it and let me borrow it! Can't wait!
fyi: the green plaid is very similar to the shade of green I'm looking for for the skirt/bumper pad piping.
Here are all the fabrics we have so far: :)
Oh! And Emily, the same sweet lady who has a surger - gave me a beautiful gift last week:
A stunning sewing table! It belonged to her sister-in-law and when she downsized and moved she gave the desk to Emily.
The desk is complete with:
A Singer Touch and Sew Machine - this thing is a beast. It has been maintained beautifully and runs so smoothly!
The sewing desk has this neat "nook" for all of the essentials that you need to keep close by!
And a spacious drawer for other do-dads :)
I've been having fun playing with this machine - never did I think I would enjoy having two sewing machines but so far it has been an amazing luxury! :) What a gift! Thank you Emily for encouraging my creativity with this stunning family heirloom - I love it!