While some women might practice breathing exercises to calm their nerves before delivering a baby, I sew. I’m going in tomorrow to be started into labor (my babies don’t like to come on their own), so rather than posting about the Christmas projects my husband and I finished up, I thought I would show you what is really on my mind.
I took a week and dedicated it to baby sewing. Now with some of those “to-do’s” off my list, I am so ready for baby tomorrow (or any time today would be fine)!
I’ve always dreamed of having a pretty crib skirt, mostly to hide all the toys and such I stick under it. It was so easy and quick to make, especially since I bought fabric that did not need to be hemmed. I hate bumper pads, so I thought this added just the right amount of cuteness to the crib. And now no one will ever know all the crap I stick under there in this tiny baby’s room. I have a picture tutorial I will post later when life has settled down a bit.
After 2 other girls before this one, I was in need of new changing pad covers.
With a spare.
I didn’t have a car seat tent with the other kids, but they look so nice and handy especially during this germ infested season. I kind of made up my own pattern, but you can Google these and find a ton of great tutorials.
This beauty was found much uglier at a garage sale for 5 bucks. I still have intentions of staining it, but I think my husband did a great job inhaling all the paint fumes for me.
And finally, some blackout curtains. It’s a small room with two big windows, and I just refuse to have another child who wakes when the tiniest amount of sunshine breaks through in the morning. This baby will sleep!
With great sales and coupon’s to Joann’s, I bought this blackout lining for so cheap! I sewed it together with some clearance fabric from Wal-Mart I bought a long time ago. Then I hung it up with tension rods. And if your looking way to close to this picture, you will notice I did in fact measure wrong, and the lining is longer that the overlay. I’ll have to fix that, some other day:) How embarrassing! But at least it’s very dark in this room now, any time of the day I want it to be.
Hope to be back soon, and I hope you all have a wonderful New Years! As for me, when midnight roles around on the 31st, I’ll be home in my pajamas up with a new bundle of joy, no doubt!