Why are baby projects the most fun things to make? I am having way too much fun making really boring things like crib sheets...
I'm so happy that people create such easy to follow tutorials for these things or I would be LOST.
The crib sheet tutorial I used from Prudent Baby was really simple and it turned out perfect the first time. My fabric was a bit too skinny, but only by a couple of inches. Those 2 inches made a big difference though once I had to fold it under to make a pocket for the elastic.
It definitely fits the mattress, but it's a little short on the sides. I really doubt you will be able to tell once it's on the crib., but even if you can I don't really care. It covers the sides just fine, but it just BARELY fits under the bottom of the crib. But oh well. I like it!
Close up of the fabric:
This is a little more green in real life than the picture shows.
For the main items in the room I am using all Joel Dewberry fabric in the Pond Palette:
I did not buy all of those, probably only 5 different fabrics and I haven't decided where to use them yet. But the crib bumpers will be in these fabrics, possibly a crib skirt and a few other things.
I used the Herringbone in Lake for the changing pad cover and I like it a lot. That is one of my favorite fabrics that I'm using.
I was a little scared of this tutorial from A Load of Craft because of the fact that the changing pad is contoured. The tutorial is another really nicely written one and easy to follow, but I was pretty worried I'd get confused with the sides... but it worked out pretty well. It did not fit very tightly at all after my first attempt, but after I marked where I needed to take it in a bit it fits really nicely so I'm pretty happy with it!!
And since you can see the entire dresser in these pictures, I might as well talk about that too :)
This was the very first baby related project I did, and it's been done for over a month already. I loved the shape of the dresser I just really wanted white furniture and it needed new handles too. I wasn't thinking and didn't take a ''Before'' picture and this was as good as I could find:
Ignore the blurriness, it is zoomed in so you can see it slightly better.
I am really really really happy with the way it turned out.
The room is coming together! I know it's ridiculously early to be doing as much as I'm doing, but I want to do it while I still feel like it... so I'm refusing to put it off any longer :)