Monday, May 21, 2012

And Now Announcing...

As I mentioned in the last blog, I have a big announcement to make.  In true Sarah-Style, I decided to craft my way to the big announcement:  

 Yep, I'm gonna be a crafty mama in November!  I found a cheap-o t-shirt at the thrift store (of course) and did a freezer-paper stencil of the words on it.  Considering I hadn't done a freezer-paper stencil in something like a year, I think it turned out really well!  Yay for crafts, yay for babies, yay for crafting babies and baby related items!  

With that thought, we are now in the process of trying to figure out our lives, trying to decide what this all means, and getting ready for a little one to join us on this journey.  So, what does a baby need (besides awesome parents, love, food, and clean diapers, of course)?  

A really awesome bed.  

There are few beds that are more awesome than this one!  And, it was a total steal!  I found it at a garage sale for $10.  I couldn't whip out my cash fast enough when they told me how much they were asking.  I thought I had mis-heard the first time, cause I was ready to shell out $50 at least!  

It was pretty dusty and will need a new coat of paint (non-toxic, of course, to make sure no old flakey paint ends up in baby's sleeping little face), but it's freaking amazing.  

It even came with a mattress that was in perfect condition!  It's a totally wacky size, though, so I'm going to have to flex my sewing muscles and make all the sheets for it.  I raided the stash today to make a sample one.  I figured I'd better figure out how hard it was going to be, so I knew how much time I was going to commit!  

It turned out quite well, actually:  

What, doesn't everyone have random pieces of the world's softest Yellow minky fabric in the exact perfect size just laying around their house?  Not to mention two different sizes of elastic, and snap grommets?  Well, that's what happens when you have a problem with craft supplies. 

Because the mattress is so long and also pretty thick, I was struggling with getting it to fit well around the main body of the mattress.  The solution came in the form of the wider elastic and the snap closure:  

Problem solved, adorable, cozy bedding prepared for baby-boo.  Winner.   

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