Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Crib Sheet Confession

I've made a few crib sheets in my day.  

Example #1

When the crib belonged to Emerson.

(pictures not by me... obviously.)

** sidenote-- eating chocolate and typing at the same time is seriously difficult and messy.

Anyhow.  Back in the day I even did a little tutorial.  Sewing your own crib sheet can be a cheap (and more stylish) alternative to buying a pre-made crib sheet.  So when Sawyer arrived and he was a boy-- Eme's girly floral sheet just wasn't going to cut it.  I decided to do something boyish and started hunting for fabrics.  I wanted something more small scale so that it would be a contrast to what I did for Emerson.  I fell in love with this fabric from Spoonflower.

But alas, at $18 a yard it was going to be a little more $$ than I wanted to spend-- on JUST the fabric.  So, I decided to see if there were any pre-made options out there that I liked, because really-- with 3 kids, who has time to sew??  Serena and Lily had some great options and even sent me some free swatches.  Love that.  They were all great-- but not exactly what I had in mind originally.

But then Dwell Studio had a 30% off baby event.   And I found the perfect crib sheet for my little man.

With that said, Sawyer says:

"Welcome to my crib, yo."

It's pretty darn close to my original vision...

And considering that Sawyer slept for a full 10 hour stretch in his crib last night, I'd say he likes it alot.


This post was NOT brought to you by this pajama clad munchkin who's new favourite game is to climb into Sawyer's crib and "help" him wipe his nose.

So busted.

You can imagine how much the little guy appreciates her efforts.


kelly ens said...

While I DO love the pictures of the cute crib sheet and adorable baby boy, the last picture of that nose-wiper-helper is AWESOME.

Amy said...

You seriously have THE cutest kids! And I'm inspired by your sheets - I'll have to keep my eye out from some cute fabric for Abi.

Melissa said...

Cute, cute cute! Love the kid pics and the new sheet!

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

So cute! (is that a current pic? I think there was a recall on those Jammies recently - we have the same pair!)

mapleleavessycamoretrees said...

Man...I've been on the lookout for a crib sheet for my little your new one! Might have to check that puppy out! Thanks for posting about it. A friend just made her own crib sheet but alas, I'm #1. not the sewing type and #2. who has time for that nonsense? Seriously.

Trev and Rebekah said...

I am sure she'll be a great mommy one day!

Crib sheets...I left the ones I had back in MB. I'll have to see what they have in this new country of ours. Way to be so crafty!

Rosa @ Flutter Flutter said...

So great! LOVE the sheet you ended up with! Glad the little guy is sleeping so well!!!

JTay said...

CUTE. All of it.

Weaveron Textile said...

nice your project.