Crib Skirt

The crib we purchased (the Parklane Baby Mod) from Walmart has an odd space between where the mattress ends and the storage area begins. Especially since we have the mattress up high for when the baby is young. A traditional crib skirt was out because it would interfere with the storage drawers below. So I set out to find a DIY solution and came across this post over at Young House Love. They just so happen to have the same exact crib, and therefore issue, that we have! And because they are loads craftier then me, came up with an awesome, and super easy, solution. Since I am as lazy as they come, I took Sherry’s idea and made it even simpler. Instead of using traditional fabric as she did I found some grey felt in my stash that would do the trick. Since felt doesn’t fray I was able to get away with just using plain, un-hemmed squares of fabric for each side of the crib. I also didn’t bond all three pieces together – I did separate squares for each side. I did use Sherry’s idea of sticky velcro to attach all the pieces on (works perfectly!) and since each side of the felt hangs below, or is hidden by the sides of the crib, I didn’t have to do any sewing OR bonding of the material. Score!

Crib Before

This is crib right after we assembled it. You can see the funky space between where the mattress rests and the storage area below.

Crib Close Up

Here is the after. You can see the felt hangs nicely since it's a bit stiffer than regular fabric.

Full Crib

Here's a full shot of the completed project. I only did 3 sides - leaving out the back.

Tuba Approves

Tuba Approves.

Awesome FREE Printables from Around the Interwebs

I wanted to do a round up of all the super cute free printables I have been seeing out there lately. I need to go buy some stock paper stat!!

Printable Labels from How About Orange

Printable Labels from How About Orange

Bookplates from Orange You Lucky!

Bookplates from Orange You Lucky!

Howie Owl from 3EyedBear

Howie Owl from 3EyedBear

Free Printable Jam Gift Packaging from Creature Comforts

Free Printable Jam Gift Packaging from Creature Comforts

Apple Note Flats from Creature Comforts

Apple Note Flats from Creature Comforts

Sweet Labels from the Nimbus Factory

Sweet Labels from the Nimbus Factory

1. Printable Labels from How About Orange
2. Bookplates from Orange You Lucky!
3. Howie Owl from 3EyedBear
4. Free Printable Jam Gift Packaging from Creature Comforts
5. Apple Note Flats from Creature Comforts
6. Sweet Labels from the Nimbus Factory

Forget the Sock Monkey… You Need a SOCKTOPUS!!!

I ran into this amazing tutorial this morning over at ReadyMade (love love love their magazine!) and must have one. I think there might be a certain grandma out there right now (hint hint) that just wants to sew one up for little Baby V!

 

Socktopus

Socktopus

Check out the full tutorial here!

Crafty Kids Tutorials

I wanted to roundup a bunch of super cute kiddo tutorials I have been seeing lately in my internet browsing. I can’t wait to not make any of them since I have absolutely NO energy left for anything other than laying on the couch watch back episodes of Hoarders (6 more weeks of this?!). But you can make them!

1. Bert & Ernie Shirts – by MADE
2. Kimono Tutorial – by Habitual (you will need to request the pattern from her)
3. Sock Monkey Tutorial – by Craft with Confidence
4. How to Make Garland – by Chic & Cheap Nursery
5. Monster Pillow – by Ruffles & Stuff
6. Recycle a Crib Skirt – by Prudent Baby
7. Monster Tooth Pillow – by The Long Thread

What I’ll Be Doing This Weekend

I ran across this tutorial today and can’t wait to get home to make one! Our nursery has a sorta, kinda, might be – forest theme, and one of these little guys would look perfect in there!

Owl Stuffies

Owl Stuffies

If you are a little crafty and can sew check out Hammer and Thread’s awesome tutorial here!

p.s. I will post pics of my owl sometime soon! I am a bit ambitious when it comes to projects, and these days I tend to sleep a lot on the weekends, and/or lay on the couch watching back episodes of Hoarders. With only 9 weeks to go until baby boy gets here I better get my fat butt in gear!

Drool for the Day – Pink Perch Etsy Shop

I have been scouring about for a baby mobile (after the realization that my CB2 mobile was wayyyy too heavy to hang over baby’s crib) and came across the super cute Etsy shop Pink Perch! Check out a few of their mobiles below:

Owl and Tree Lifes a Hoot Baby Mobile

Owl and Tree Lifes a Hoot Baby Mobile

Outer Space Adventure Baby Mobile

Outer Space Adventure Baby Mobile

 Surfs Up Baby Mobile

Surfs Up Baby Mobile

You can get all these cute mobiles at Pink Perch!

Drool for the Day: Super Buzzy

I found this great tutorial on making your own fitted crib sheets this morning on Prudent Baby and it got me to looking for some cute fabric to fit into our little on-going nursery project! Check out these fabrics I found from Super Buzzy, which has all the Japanese fabrics, notions and craft supplies you could ever, ever want. I think I will be splurging (@ $16.95/yard) on Echino Ni-Co Bicycle in Natural!

Mod Cars - Green

Mod Cars - Green

Echino Ni-Co - Bicycle - Natural

Echino Ni-Co - Bicycle - Natural

Devilman

Devilman

Paris Music Blue

Paris Music Blue