So the trim has yet to be put up (can't show you the walls we fancied up quite yet), but I couldn't wait to get the crib up and start putting things together a little. I've been sewing a bit. And by bit, I mean pillows...that's about as tricky as I get at this point. So, NO. I did not make the rest of the bedding...so wasn't ready to branch that far out! Sewing still scares me quite a bit. But pillows yes. I can do pillows.
And before I get nasty emails/comments...they are purely for decorating purposes. I will fully and entirely remove any suffocation device before placing baby in the crib. Thanks for your concern, though.
Okay, so I've seen SO many cute pillow ideas floating around out there and have been dying to whip up a few. Starting with this twisted flower pillow...
Now, I haven't got a tutorial of my own for you...cause really I just made it up as I went, that and...I'm so not qualified to be telling you such stories. I did, though, find this tute (after the fact) that is probably a much more sophisticated way of doing it than my way.
And while I was there I also found this awesome tute on how to make pin-tucked pillows! So I had to try. And can I say...I'm impressed with myself?!
Never mind that I started with a too small piece of fabric and had to do a little piecing together (hence the ribbon and bow)...I still think it looks like I might have known what I was doing when I put it together :)
Now this one I came up with on my own...I do do that from time to time. I've always loved pillows that tie on the side. Everything looks better with a bow, doesn't it? I also love the look of having a mismatching fabrics on front and back. So I gave that all a go and came up with this...
Found this cute fabric at Hobby Lobby and thought the nursery rhyme theme was PerFeCt for a nursery! So I didn't add anything to the front as not to distract from the Cat and the Fiddle and Humpty Dumpty. How fancy to have a pillow that you can read!
And finally. My attempt at a 'stuffed animal'. Certainly not my best work. But it was fun to attempt anyway. It took a bit more effort than I was hoping for and I ended up improvising quite a bit (hot glue!). Maybe next time I'll look for a pattern rather than trying to fib my way through.
Now let me tell you about the bumper pad and crib skirt. I bought this set about a year ago (Target clearance). Are you doing the math? Yes. Before there was a baby...and way before it was known to be a girl. I know I'm crazy like that...let me explain. $8.00. Yes sir. I paid $8.00 for the bumper and $8.00 for the crib skirt! For a grand total of...$16.00. And in looking at bedding sets over the last few, I've realized that's quite a DeAL. I wasn't sure how I was going to make it work, because it wasn't exactly what I was going for. But again, $16.00. I figured I would make it work. Adding the pillows and mixing and matching the fabrics has helped to make the look I was more going for come together.
I do have a few things I would still like to do before we're finished up. For instance...see that big blue ruffled pillow in the back? Didn't make it, but found a set of two at TJ Maxx for about $10. I have BiG plans for a quilt for the second sham. We'll see if I have to break out the hot glue for that one. Wish me luck.
NoTe: As I'm getting ready to post this I'm thinking to myself...I wonder if there is really AnYOne out there who could possibly care this much about stinking pillows. Really quite a lengthy post on such a subject. I apologize.