With Baby Girl due to make her appearance in less than 10 weeks (eek!!) I figured it was time to get going on her nursery. I fell in love with a floral wallpaper from Anthropologie so the color scheme for the nursery is based around that- shades of pink and mint green. And yes, the photo below does not show the wallpaper. Chances are good that we will only be in this home for a few more months and it is a rental, so there is no way I was wasting Anthro wallpaper here. It will go in her real room when we get our own, real home. Nesting did take over the beginning of January though and I had a sudden NEED to build the crib. So with that came a few sewing projects.
First up on the list of needed items was a crib skirt-
As any good 21st Century sewer, I took to Pinterest before making the crib skirt and found this awesome idea of how to attach it to the crib-
Ribbon! Meaning that when I lower the mattress as Baby Girl grows, I can just adjust the crib skirt instead of having it puddle on the ground or having to make a new one.
The sides of the crib turned out to be a little trickier than the front-
Though it may be hard to see in the photo, there is a bar that attaches to the side of the crib to support the mattress, so that messed with my plans on how to attach the skirt to the crib- I couldn't put a tie there as the bar was in the way. And if I tied something to the bar, it might work now but it wouldn't when I lower the mattress. Sure, I could have left it as it was, let's face it, I would probably have been the only one to notice the gap... but my OCD tendencies would not let me leave well enough alone like that.
Instead I attached a piece of velcro to the bar (as seen in the previous photo) and then made a small, 3" wide panel and attached it to the bar. And yes, I even made a little ruffle to go on that piece :) And by "that piece" I mean "those four pieces" as each short side of the crib had two bars that I had to do this to. Yes, even the bars in the back got the treatment. Again, I refer back to my OCD tendencies. Figure I might as well give into them now, from what I hear babies/toddlers/kids/teenagers are all messy and will test my OCD-ness in the coming years!
Linking up to CrazyMomQuilts for Finish It Up Friday!