Happy New Year!!
okay, let me start 2013 with a project that I can’t take any credit for… well, if you count picking the bedding out as something praiseworthy, I’ll settle for that, but the REAL applause goes to my ever-so-talented mother-in-law.
While shopping for nursery bedding, I didn’t like anything I saw in the big box stores, and the ones that I kind of liked, happened to be way out of my budget. So, after much web-surfing, I came across an amazing site that had just what I wanted: bedding that was classic, gender-neutral, and something I would enjoy looking at day after day (because really, the kid won’t know the difference).
Only one problem: I didn’t want to fork out the $600+ for the thing (if we factor in shipping to Canada), so after MORE web scouring, I found the exact fabric colours & patterns from Carousel Designs that I needed to get it custom made.
Here is what my order consisted of:
Now enter: MIL with a serious knack for all things knitting, sewing, crocheting, renovating, painting, cooking… I’m talking one-stop-shop-Renaissance-woman (I’m pretty sure she wears a cape while no ones looking).
After the fabric arrived, she took ONE WEEK (!) to whip those suckers into this:
She even made that lovely chevron pillow which I’ll be using on the nursing chair.
Also, I didn’t want a crib skirt because our crib has a drawer on the bottom…