21 August 2008

done done done

Last night I finished painting the crib and today I moved it inside and it is all ready to go! I found this crib (and crib mattress, not a normal size at all) at a garage sale a few years ago. Kept it out in the back shed until a few weeks ago. Stripped it, sanded it, stained it, sanded some more, and painted it. Made the bumper pads awhile ago. Got the idea from Brittany, her mother in law made her bumper pads like this when Lucy was born. Used one of those quilted cotton blankets/bedspreads. Just cut it up and made a case for some old pads I had. $20 at TJ Maxx and enough left over to make a little crib quilt too. Love how it all turned out. Had fun doing it all. And a huge weight off my shoulders that it is finally done!


Have to sand the other drawer down a bit, paint made it fit too tight. Tight fit in our bedroom, had to move my wardrobe to Roman's room. So his room is a little full of furniture right now. But we will get going on his new room downstairs soon enough, and then all the furniture can get back to normal.

I also did one more quilt last Sunday and finally got the binding sewn on. I know I know, as if I don't have enough blankets and quilts already. But I have had this material for years and have been waiting for an idea to strike me for it. So when the idea came I had to do it. Actually went pretty fast because none of it is pieced, all the squares are just sewn on top. Looks better in real life, it is really wrinkled so it looks like an older quilt.


Well, that's all for now. We'll see who's quicker - me making more stuff or the baby coming! I do have a bobby pillow that needs a cover...

7 comments:

Lindsay said...

I am very impressed with all your sewing. I am re-doing Izaiah's room and freaked out cause I have no idea how to sew. Where do you get all your patterns and ideas from?

Jess Larsen said...

Look at you....I love it! Love love love the little duck on that quilt! And, the bed is gorgeous, your so talented. Sanding, staining, painting, sewing! Industrious, go put your feet! Tak to you soon. PS this si Steph. I'm too lazy to sign in.

Josh and Mindi Allen said...

You are a machine...let me just call you "Super-Woman/Wonder-mom" Holy! I've become inspired by your blog!

Katie said...

Everything looks so darling.
I wish we had more "tips" for the older child. We're still learning as we go. I've been trying to spend as much one on one with her as I can when the baby is sleeping. We read books while I'm nursing and I try to make her feel involved like we're "reading to the baby." I think as time has gone on she is realizing that I'm not going anywhere and that we can still spend time together. I think it's hard at first because you're in the hospital, then there are lots of visitors, plus a new baby so their whole world is thrown off a bit. Each day it is getting easier as we all adjust more and more.

I'm sure Roman will be darling with the baby. You're a great Mom and I'm sure will be able to handle it.

Also, for sure we do not have a trademark on the name Ella. You are welcome to use it, especially since it is a family name. I have several second cousins that have the name Grace because that was our great-grandma's name. I even have multiple first cousins with the same name. Sorry, we weren't trying to steal anything. It was the only one we could agree on :).

LindsayB said...

you have got to be freaking kidding me.

Just Rhonda said...

Love love love x100 it all! That crib RULES!!!!!!

lynz said...

so...i'm getting my 1st sewing machine ever in the next little bit, and i want something to do during these few days off i have before our little guy arrives, so i've decided that....you are my new teacher! haha those blankets are sooo cute whit :) any time you need some company or feel like being patient with a beginner, you let me know!