Tuesday, June 26, 2012
the new baby nest
I just completed a mini redo of the little kids' room that will soon house not just Cooper, but the new baby once he or she arrives.
This is what it looked like before:
A bit boring, but not horrible. I didn't want to do anything too crazy, but I was really sick of the brown bumper and needed to figure out bedding for Cooper's toddler bed too. The paint, furniture, rug, and artwork still worked though.
First I sewed up a crib bumper for the baby that features Cloud9's Happy Nursery leaves on one side, and appliqued leaves on linen on the other.
I won't lie-- that bumper took forever. The cutting and stitching almost drove me mad. But I love it.
I had planned to replace the crib skirt and changing pad cover, but decided that they'll still work! I still might change up the bunting. Who knows.
Cooper got a down comforter and new duvet cover that I made out of a twin size duvet from IKEA. And he actually sleeps under it! Score.
Honestly, I don't have a whole lot to do now to get ready. I need to sew up a couple of nursing covers (one for me, one for a friend who is due next week) and maybe do a blanket. I'd say I need to make this baby a quilt, but that's been taken care of by an amazing bunch of friends out there. Some of you reading this know all about it, but I can't wait to share more on it soon. I think I can stop crying (happy tears) about it long enough to take some photos and write up a deserving post.