Today I am 25 weeks!! Can you believe it?? I'm starting to have this irrational fear that my belly isn't going to grow as large as it needs to and at the same time, I can't imagine getting any bigger! Anyways, I started this post last week and never finished, so I am going to be doing multiple posts this week because there is a lot to cover! So, first up... projects!
These past few weeks have been busy!! Between projects, growing
babies, activity days, an amazing baby shower, my dad having back
surgery and dr appts- I'm exhausted!
One of the
projects I've been working on is figuring out how to make sheets for the
cribs. Because we have mini cribs, there isn't a whole lot to select
from to fit our mattresses. People on Etsy have custom bedding for mini
cribs, but it's too dang expensive! So, I decided to take matters into
my own hands :) I found a tutorial with measurements and directions for
the exact mattresses we are getting- score! However, we don't have the
mattresses yet. Even if I made the sheets now- I can't try them on the
mattresses to see if it fits. So, I decided to get some practice in. I
decided to make a cover for our changing pad (which btw I scored on
clearance at Target. I found it stuffed between crib mattresses. $7!
Woo hoo!). I figured, the pad was like a really small mattress and it
totally worked! I am really happy with it! My friend, Christy let me
make one for her too. They are super easy to make and I am excited to
be able to make my own sheets for not very much money! If you want to try your hand at this let me know- I have the video/tutorial if you want it :)
Next: crib skirts!! I've only finished one. Our 2nd
crib got here yesterday, so I will be starting on the 2nd one today (I have everything cut out and measured, just need to hem it to fit and put on velcro!).
The best part about this- no sewing whatsoever! I mean, I had to
measure and cut the fabric, but no thread, needles or machine :) I made 3 panels- no one is going to see the side against the wall anyways. To get
a nice hem I used Heat N Bond to help me out. You just iron out your
hem and then place the Heat N Bond inside and iron it down and it bonds
the fabric together. Genius. So, no raw edges! Then, I had fabric
fusible velcro (it's washable) that I bonded to the fabric and then
regular sticky velcro that I attached to the crib and stuck it all
together. I made 3 sides total. Really easy to take off and clean!! (PS: it is all the same length.. the fan was on and it blew the long side in when I was taking the picture) I did follow a tutorial for this. If you are interested, let me know and I'll send it to you! Also... check out the sky blue paint job!! Gorgeous!!
but not least- mobiles!! I found these really inexpensive wire photo
mobiles and instead of hanging pictures on them... I hung mini Japanese
lanterns (to look like balloons) and homemade clouds from them. I used fabric scraps for the clouds and I ended up running out of white fabric. I ended up making 2 pink clouds and 2 blue clouds :) Jon
helped me stuff the clouds during the BYU vs. Hawaii football game and
then we finished hand sewing the last little bit of it the next day.
I'm just waiting to hang these! We first hung them on the fan to get an idea of what it would look like. We really like them :) This picture is the girl's mobile. I know the clouds look red, but they are pink.