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9/20/2009

Crib Creations!

Since we decided not to do the traditional themed nursery, but rather to do a modern, brightly colored nursery, we hadn't been able to find any crib bedding that would work the way we wanted it to. Most crib bedding is themed and/or consists of softer, more pastel colors... not at all what we are looking for. The only bedding that we thought could possibly work we saw online at Ikea. Unfortunately, it was part of last years collection and is no longer available in the stores or online.

So, after many disappointing and frustrating searches online and in stores I decided that I would try to make my own crib bedding. I stumbled across this great "decorative tapestry" at Target and thought that it would be just perfect!

So, I decided to use the fabric tapestry to make a duvet cover and pillow case for the crib comforter and pillow that we had previously purchased at Ikea.

I attached snaps to both the duvet cover and pillow case so that Bailey couldn't get tangled in them. Here's a picture of the completed duvet... I think it turned out just fab!
I thought that I would try to make bumper pads out of the remaining tapestry fabric. I wasn't quite sure how to do this, but I was able to find a couple websites that gave me a good idea of how to get started. Once I got going it was pretty easy to figure out!
Here is the completed bumper pad... another fabulous creation! I think all of the colors really look great up against the bright green nursery walls!
Here's a shot of all three completed items... the bumper pads, pillow, and duvet. The plan is to use solid colored fitted sheets (courtesy of Ikea) with these items as a contrast. I'm still debating whether or not to make a dust ruffle.

What a fun way to spend a weekend! It truly is amazing what a little creativity and a sewing machine can do!

3 comments:

Lindsay said...

Alanna,

I completely LOVE it!!!! You did a great job. I love love love the colors!

Holly said...

SOOOOOOOOO GREAT, Alanna!!! You did AWESOME!

Alanna said...

thanks! it really was a lot of fun too!