Crib sheet, crib skirt and crib coverlet

This weekend I’ve been so busy!! My poor sewing machine is a champ though, let me tell you! She’s been worked to the bone and she’s still awesome! I got a lot of my nursery project done over the past week or so.

First thing I did was a crib sheet. This was SO easy. Insanely easy. Took me less than 30 minutes, easy. I used this tutorial over at Pretty Prudent.

Note: I’ve scoured blogs, pinterest, and everywhere in between for the best, easiest to understand tutorials for sewing. Some sewing tutorials are hard to follow, some are poorly written, some just make it look way too hard. Pretty Prudent has the BEST tutorials out there. I just go to her blog and search for what I’m making now because she is awesome. So – If you ever want to try sewing something, check out her blog and I promise you wont be disappointed!

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Here is my crib sheet. All you do is sew in a few straight lines and attaching elastic to the corners. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

I’m going to make more but I want to wait until we buy the crib mattress so I can make sure it fits right. For the record, I found hot pink sheets online…. they cost $18.99 at Target. Super cute, plain hot pink. My fabric cost $4/yard and I used 2 yards. $8 total for a savings of $11. And I got the satisfaction of doing it myself! How cool is that?!

Don’t get me wrong, I will still end up buying a few crib sheets at the store as well. (I hear babies poop and spit up a lot). 😉

Moving on to my next project, the crib coverlet. I did not have a tutorial for this one which made it take infinitely longer than it needed to. But I did get my inspiration from this site. I love how it has a patterned print on the inside, lined with a solid color and backed in minky. So that is what I was going for here.

I didn’t take “in-progress” shots, mainly because I was too busy battling my cats to stay off the fabric while I was trying to measure, cute and pin it. I don’t care if they lay on it, but they were pouncing on it and I had pins in it. I was scared they would poke themselves. Which… I guess may be a lesson learned. Either way… here is the finished product. I’m SO happy with it. I used one layer of batting to make it fluffy too.

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It is SO soft and cuddly I love it!

Next, I made the crib skirt. This was also very easy. A little more time consuming than the crib sheet but less so than the coverlet. It was very simple though… straight lines and such. Just… a lot of straight lines. 🙂

I used this tutorial, which, admittedly is not from Pretty Prudent but I liked the modern look to it. Since I used chevron fabric, I didn’t want to make it ruffle-y because I think that would have been too much.

Hard to tell in the picture, but once we buy the crib and get it set up, you’ll be able to see it better.

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For the skirt, I used a white muslin (same as the backing on my curtains) for the “deck” (the part that sits under the mattress that you will never see).

I’m very happy with how the skirt turned out. It is very simple, cute and will look great.

Next sewing projects will be the changing pad cover and the diaper stacker. I also want to make a boppy cover and a few of those floor poof balls. I think they just look so cozy. More to come!!

I do plan on starting to paint the nursery this weekend. I’m doing stripes so I anticipate spending all weekend prepping and that is fine too. 🙂 I’ll take some “in-progress” pictures of the painting. (Or have L do that!)

Love and hugs,

Sarah and Mordred

Nursery Theme

We finally picked the nursery theme. I’m going with modern-ish hot pink, dark grey and white.

I found this on pinterest and am using it as my inspiration.

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The website I linked above explains where she bought everything, but it was a pricey breakdown.

Custom Curtains – $90

I found a similar lamp @ lamps plus – $150

sheet- $24

crib skirt- $125

polka dot blanket – $35

changing pad cover- $24

That’s a total of $448 and that doesn’t include a crib comforter, diaper hanger, or bumpers!

Weeellll… you all know me by now and I’m not going to buy something that I can make for cheaper!

Queue dramatic music.

Before you say it: No, I’m not crazy. I just enjoy the thrill of a new project. And I love the satisfaction of making something from nothing. So that being said -I’m making all of it. Yes. all of it. I’m making curtains, sheets, a crib skirt, a blanket, a crib comforter, a changing pad cover, a diaper stacker, bumpers… I also have a carrier and nursing necklace on my list.

I searched high and low for the perfect fabric and found it at Hobby Lobby and JoAnns. Hobby Lobby had everything except the grey so I had to go to JoAnns for that. For the record, I spent less than $130 on fabric (a savings of $318)!! Here is my fabric:

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I already finished the curtains. I did 2 panels in the pink chevron and used grey to make rings to hang them by.

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Chewie helped me make them. And by helped… well…. you know what I mean.

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She is SUCH a good helper.

The curtains are really easy. I just cut them in the length I wanted, folded and ironed the edges twice, and then cut the liner (I used white muslin) and slipped it into the folded edges. I pinned them and then sewed all three edges, leaving the bottom open so I could hang them, and hem them to the perfect length.

Then I created the loops to hang them by. I cut strips of grey fabric and sewed them into a tube shape, turned them inside out, ironed them and then attached them to the tops of the curtains.

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voila! Curtains! So easy! I will hang them after we paint the nursery and install the blinds. 🙂

Next project will be the crib coverlet (comforter) I think. Or the diaper stacker. I haven’t decided yet.

BTW! If you’re in the market for a nice, mobile sewing machine I LOVE mine. It’s a Brother. And it is SO easy to use and has lots of stitch options, including a button holer.

I can’t wait to get to work on the rest of the nursery gear and paint the walls. It’s starting to come together! 🙂

Lots of love,

Sarah and Mordred

xoxo

 

27 Week update!

Hello friends and family!!

I found this awesome little questionnaire that I thought I’d start filling out weekly on here for you. This is mainly for my out of town family’s benefit but who knows… maybe you’re curious too!

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How far along? 27 weeks, 5 days.
Total weight gain/loss: Well.. I lost about 8 pounds in the first trimester because I had terrible morning sickness. But from my true pre-pregnancy weight I’ve gained 17 pounds.
Maternity clothes? Oh yes. I can still wear some non-maternity tops if they are stretchy.
Sleep? Meh. I toss and turn and get up to pee about 8 times (no exaggeration there) a night. I find myself waking up on my back which is a no – no. Also – I get hot quickly.
Stretch marks? Not yet!! Knock on wood!
Best moment this week: Going to a Labor and Delivery class at the hospital with L. It was VERY informative, a little too medical but still interesting. I liked the breathing exercises and tops on coping with pain. I also enjoyed the tips on what to pack for the hospital.
Miss Anything? I have been craving Kahlua and cream since I found out I was pregnant. I also miss unlimited caffeine intake. Coffee is one of my strongest cravings and I try to either avoid it or go decaf. I’m allowed 200mg caffeine a day but I limit myself to 1 or 2 pops (about 50-60 mg each) and I don’t drink any caffeinated coffee. The moment I have this baby I’m going to send someone to get me a ginormous Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha. 🙂
Movement: Yes! I’ve been feeling her move around in there for a while now. Lately though, it’s less punching and more rolling/pressure. I think she’s running out of room.
Food Cravings: French fries (McDonalds). Ice Cream with peanut butter slathered on it, Cinnamon sugar anything. Chocolate. Cereal (specifically Special K Berries and Yogurt).
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not foods, but any pungent or strong smell really bugs me.
Gender: It’s a Girl!
Pregnancy Symptoms: Swelling, Carpal Tunnel, Round ligament pain… and some others I’d rather not talk about!
Labor Signs: I’ve had Braxton Hicks occasionally. Maybe 4 times total. It really freaked me out the first time because it happened pretty early – around 22 weeks the first time. I actually asked my cousin if it was possible to get a Charlie Horse in my belly. LOL!!
Wedding rings on or off? Off – I’m just too swollen! 😦 My mom gave me a little fake silver band that I wear though.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! I think I’ve been pretty emotionally level headed so far. Of course I occasionally have crying fits or get angry for little reason, but it’s not very often. (lucky hubby!)
Looking forward to: Making the nursery stuff and painting the nursery.

I missed a few weeks blogging so here is a picture progression for you!

Me at 25 weeks: (Christmas Eve!)

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Me at 26 weeks:

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