i made my little precious munchin-to-be crib bumpers. in part to save money, but also because i couldn’t find any that fit my nursery “vision”. continuing the loose nautical theme, one side is blue striped seersucker, and the other orange striped seersucker (i am a sucker for seersucker). i think the narrow stripes are a great complement to the navy and white striped crib skirt i made.
i don’t have a tutorial for these – i simply followed the directions that came with the bumper pads (bought with a 50% off coupon). they were pretty simple, but very time consuming. if i were to ever make them again, i would change a couple things: 1. put the bumper pads in the crib before starting to make sure they are the correct fit (they are a bit long for my crib, causing some overlapping, bending and gaping which is driving. me. crazy.) 2. figure out a solution for the ties other than making my own – making 24 ties was the devil (ribbon?) 3. add piping along the top edges (which was my original plan but abandoned the idea after i cut the fabric to cover the piping too narrow and didn’t have any more patience)
full nursery reveal to come! (…someday)
(before anyone gets judgey (bitch please), i am aware bumpers pose a sids risk. these will only be used when henry is older and over the risk of sids.)
goodness it’s been so good to have the last 4 1/2 days off. the weather could not have been better (two beach days!), a lot was accomplished (nursery is pretty much done!) and there was also relaxation time (two beach days!). i think i could get used to this…
but unfortunately it’s back to the grind – though there’s no telling for how long (18 days is the official count!)
how was your weekend?
have a great week.
a couple weeks ago (during week 34) we had a maternity photo shoot with a friend who’s starting her own photography business, jenna marie photography. i’ve been taking my own photos for my weekly maternity book, but it was so nice to have someone else take pictures instead of running back and forth from my tripod — and it gave a reason for ryan to cooperate and be in photos too. just wanted to share some of my faves…(some may be an understatement)
thank you jenna! i can’t wait to frame a couple for the nursery.
p.s. full term tomorrow!
what a great weekend i had! two showers to celebrate henry coming, with tons of amazing gifts from such generous friends and family. pics to come…
on to the latest maternity book entry:
speaking of feet – i’ve been lucky so far, for 35 weeks, but no more. the heat over the weekend brought out the sausage toes and cankles – not cool. and i think i need to take off my wedding rings, just to be safe. nooooo. i will feel so naked! i’m now going to the doctor weekly, and today we have an ultrasound – i can’t wait to see him again , it’s been a couple months.
have a great week!