Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Baby Boy Crib Set

     Right after I found out I was having a little boy, I knew I wanted to go with the "wilderness/forest" theme. On the market you can buy owls and "cute" animal type bedding. After months of pinning things on pintrest, I finally decided to go with the modern print fabric and just do accents in elk, deer, bears, moose and fish. I am so excited to see the rest  come all together. :)

     Bedding I found online I was considering cost around $150.00 and up and I guarantee it is not quality like this set is! When I went to buy fabric I was ASTONISHED when my total bill came to $109.00. That made me a quilt top, quilt back, bumpers, minkee sheet, and crib skirt! :)

This crib has been so loved and well used! I am grateful that my brother and sister in law chose to hand their crib down to me. It was a hand made crib that was used for each of my 4 nephews and niece and now has gone through two of my girls and is ready for our son. :) 

      To make the bumpers I purchased this from Joann's with a coupon and spend about 23.00.  My awesome friend, Breisha, helped me measure and cut fabric because right now my pregnant mind can't quite confidently do that. lol! 
       This cute moose is from Scentsy and we collect the scentsy buddies around here. Once I saw this moose, I had to have him!!!! I just took his scarf off. Behind the moose you can see my crooked stitching between the foam pads on the bumper.  That is also how the ties are attatched. 
I chose to do piping for the first time ever! It was not as scary and hard as you might think, it just takes a little patience! :) I LOVE the way it looks! 

I bought fabric on Tuesday and finished this far on Thursday!!! The minkee crib sheet is so soft and stretchy! I am so glad I chose that fabric. 

        This quilt top took me from Friday to Tuesday to finish. I wasn't working on it very fast because I wanted it to be perfect! Each finished square is 3", It was made from 10, 4" squares of each color row. The top row and bottom row are only half and use 5 squares each.  I used the pattern from handmadeisheartmade etsy shop. It was more intimidating than it needed to be. It really wasn't hard at all. Just time consuming. 

    I chose to do a deer applique on the quilt and am so happy I did. It looks like mountains! The deer and navy boarder are in minkee like the sheet and the back of the quilt will be minkee also.  My friend from damselsdaughters on etsy will be doing the quilting for me and I am so excited!!! Everything she does turns out so stinking cute! 

I even had time to make burp rags, and receiving blankets. My burp rags are my absolute favorite!! I LOVE them!!!! you can find the tutorial when you click the "burp rags" right above. 

     The flannel I used for the blankets is stuff I have had for years, thinking maybe someday I'd find a use for them.  They are each different sizes and are only single layer thick because I am having a spring/summer baby. 
I just hemmed each side and tada!!!  

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Christmas 2013

I'm sorry I didn't post this sooner!!! I just wanted to post pictures of my project of updating keira's bedroom to include her little sister! The crib is needing to be occupied by someone else pretty soon! For Christmas my husband worked really hard building bunk beds for these sweet girls! I sewed pillows and ordered bedding and fixed curtains and decorations. It was a lot of fun putting the bed together Christmas eve at 2am. lol!

    We had the girls sleep in the baby room that night so we could work, in the morning we just opened presents and then last we asked the girls to go put something in their room.  They opened the door and squealed! They were so excited to have a new bed and cute room! That right there made it all worth while.

     It's a tiny room, for such a big bed, but we love the way it turned out. so cute! 
I sewed each of them a "C" or "K" pillow for their name and a square decorative pillow.  the top one is a bow pillow and the bottom is a ruffled pillow. 

My husband would kill me if he saw this picture on here, but he even likes it! :) These beds are so sturdy, it's awesome! 
I made a chicken wire bow holder and painted a frame purple, and made the three frames to the left. The saying says "sometimes being a sister is even better than being a princess"
Anyway, that's their room! They approve! now If I can only get them to keep it clean. ha ha.. yeah right! 

Where did I go?

             Hey everyone! I'm sorry I sorta dropped off the face of the earth for a while.  Shortly after family pictures I found out I was pregnant with baby #3!!!! I spent months and months hugging the toilet and gave up on anything involving energy or effort.  I FINALLY feel ok and now have 3 months to prepare for this little BOY!!! Boy?? I don't have anything in this house for a boy! :) We have done pink, princesses and bows forever! Needless to say, we are all super excited to welcome this little boy into our lives. 
I could never get a cute profile ultrasound, he is a snuggler and would not cooperate! :)

So, I'll let you all in on my plans for the nursery and crib bedding!! I just got fabric yesterday and can't wait to get started!!

             First off, my plan is to keep two walls the same color they are now (tan) and paint the other two grey if I have time and if it looks ok.  I am going with modern fabrics for the crib in grey, toupe, blue, navy and teal/aqua. THEN...... have accents everywhere of ANTLERS, elk, deer, fish, moose, and bears!

               These are the fabrics I chose! I purchased them from my favorite fabric shop ever... handmadeisheartmade on etsy!!!!   My amazing friend from DamselsDaughters on etsy was a HUGE help and I could not have picked out fabrics without her! She has a wonderful eye for putting fabrics together and making BEAUTIFUL creations! She is just starting up her etsy shop and I think everyone should stop by and see her!

This picture above is the fabric for the crib set: multi colored chevron is for the bumper, grey is for the ties, navy minkee (so soft) is for the crib sheet and the teal/aqua is for the bed skirt.

The two above pictures are to show you the chevron quilt I will be making. the teal/aqua will be a boarder all around the quilt. I'm kind of intimidated by the whole process, but i'm determined and i'll keep you all posted. The back will be navy minkee too like the crib sheet! 
This is an example of a chevron quilt without a boarder. 

These fabrics are a few I found to do burp rags with! so cute! 

This picture of a dresser is the idea of I have with my dresser I bought for $25.00 this summer with plans to paint it and refinish it.  I will paint my dresser in the cobalt blue from the fabric and keep the top of it a dark cherry to match the crib. Then for the drawer pulls, I want to cut up an antler and use those! 

I found an antler light switch plate I want to get too! 

I have found a bear rug, deer rug and moose rug! I would LOVE to get one of these too for the floor. SO CUTE!!! 


This antler vinyl is a MUST on the wall! 

There are a few other decorations I want to do, but in my time frame, i'll have to see how it goes! So for now, this is my goal! :)