Tuesday, January 1, 2013

diy copycat baby bedding

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).

New Arrivals Inc. had SO many adorable, chic bedding sets to choose from, but I happened to fall in love with their Picket Fence set (pictured below from their site):


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:


This website did a fantastic job at having coordinating fabrics, and the price was pretty amazing too! In total it cost less than $85 buckaroos (including shipping to Canada)!!

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:


pretty amazing, huh?

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...


My MIL also made another bed sheet from the light blue with white polka-dot fabric, so if the baby makes a mess, a change will not compromise the colour schemes (cuz I'm sure I'll care about that when I'm up feeding the babe at an ungodly hour ;)


I wish I could provide you with a play-by-play breakdown of how this was made, but it was just given to me on Christmas day the way you see it now (oh, and did I mention she paid for the fabric as well??) 

I've gotta say I'm spoiled by one crazy-amazing mother-in-law! :)

25 comments:

  1. Wow! This turned out absolutely gorgeous. I'm expecting my first in March, but I don't really have space for a nursery. Wish I did, so I could also create a beautiful space like this. Link up anytime to I Made It! Monday at Ninth Street Notions.

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I'd love to see how you're re-creating the nursery space for your little one! :) and thank you for the invite! :)

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  2. Gorgeous! I'd love for you to link this post up to my weekly link party. Hope to see you there! http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-23.html

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  3. fun fabric! it's nice to have a sewing genius around:)

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  4. this is so pretty. I'm pinning. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/week-in-review-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  5. Wow! This bedding is beautiful! I keep clicking on your links from the 36th Ave link-up party. You have some great projects!

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    1. Thank you, April! I'm glad you like it! :)

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  6. Absolutely stunning!!!! Love the neutral yet whimsical fabrics!! You are so lucky to have a super woman MIL!! I hope one day I can get to that point too... Heehee <3

    I wanna see I wanna see I wanna see in person!! :P

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  7. Gorgeous!! I love the bedding...and you have a pretty amazing mother-in-law! :)
    Allison

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  8. OMG - it looks just like it! I'm so impressed. Awwww so cute!

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

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  9. LOVE!! Aren't MILs and Moms handy? My mom made my crib skirt after I scoured that very same baby linen website. Your set is just adorable.

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  10. This is one of the most gorgeous nursery sets I've ever seen. Your mother in law is incredibly talented. :)

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  11. Featuring YOU today! Thanks for linking up to {wow me} wednesday! Happy New Year. :)

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2013/01/take-look-at-you-my-favorites.html

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    1. Oh, thank you, Ginger! I took a featured button from your awesome site! :)

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  12. It is SO PRETTY!!! Love, love, love. Kudos to her. Stopping by from your Nifty Thrifty Sunday feature. Now I'm gonna poke around some more. :o)

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  13. Wow, very pretty! It's really classy looking.

    - Jocelyn @ jocelynandjason.blogspot.com

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  14. VERY cute! I am in love with that taupe suzani fabric. :)

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  15. Thank you, ladies! I agree that my MIL is pretty amazing! I can't wait to see a little human in the crib... Soon enough! :)

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  16. Great write-up, I am regular visitor of one’s blog, maintain up the excellent operate, and It’s going to be a regular visitor for a lengthy time. Great Post. Thanks

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  17. That is SO cute!!! I love the color combination!!!

    Angela

    Designing Tomorrow
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    http://designingtomorrow.blogspot.com

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  18. I think that is gorgeous!! I actually have been looking on Carousel Designs for awhile for my baby girl - due in June :). They have very lovely fabrics and I think it's great that you can customize.

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  19. This is sooooo crazy awesome!! I'm looking at crib sheets and the rest and boy is it a pretty penny! I wish I could sew like your super mother-in-law!!

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Jane