Okay, here are a few projects. After months of working on these things, I'm finally posting! Here is the contoured changing pad cover. This took about 2 hours because it was my first time, it would go much faster to do again. The only tricky part is the contouring:
Then I just put some elastic in the corners and called it good.
I did the crib sheet in the same fabric. But since I will wash the crib sheet often, and since I wanted to learn a new skill, I did french seams on that. It turned out really nicely! 2 yards was barely enough!
The crib bedding took a year and a half! When I saw people charging like $300 on etsy for custom crib bedding I thought "What a rip off!" but after making it myself, I would never do it for less than $300. Granted, I did do piping (See the teal along the edges of the bumper?) and fit it specifically for our crib. Using that minky-like fabric on the inside of the bumper proved to be my best choice ever because the fluff covers any mistake or uneven line I sewed. As for the crib skirt, it just takes a while to ruffle that much fabric, but I think it was well worth it!
I love the valance! My friend Kristen made that for me and refurbished the curtain rod too! I love the gathers and I like that it will fit (hopefully) future windows too.
And here is the bow board! I got a frame for $5 with a Hobby Lobby sale + coupon, and then painted it white with the leftover crib paint. Then, just used lace and started making bows like crazy! I will post some close ups of my fav bows, and then some headbands soon! I am in LOVE with some of the headbands, and I'm kind of going crazy with ideas for more :)
Stay tuned for my latest projects: ruffle bum/bow photo prop, nursing chair pillow cover, pom pom mobile, and the car seat canopy! The nursing chair will hopefully arrive Wednesday, so I hope to do another Babyland post later this week. So fun to build a nursery, it has really been a fun challenge to do on a budget!