Wednesday, September 12, 2012

30 Weeks and Counting...

Well, this is what 30 weeks looks like...

 Even with two little blessings wiggling in there, I've managed to keep the gain to about 30 lbs.  I still have at least 4 weeks to go, but I'm feeling good that after they make their big debut, I won't have a huge uphill battle on my hands as far as the weight loss goes.

The crib skirts are FINALLY finished.  I'm not gonna lie, they were a labor of love - if we are so lucky to have a 3rd, I doubt that there will be a custom crib skirt.  Some of the time was dedicated to fixing mistakes and now that I know how to go about it, the next one might be easier.  But, I can understand why the complete bedding sets on Etsy are priced at $300+!

I used a tutorial from Positively Splendid for inspiration, but I ended up kind of doing my own thing as I went along.  Her measurements for the amount of fabric you would need are spot on though.

After cutting all the fabric (with the help of my mom, might I add) I was in Target and this caught my eye:

This ready made bedskirt, turned the right way, was almost the exact measurements I needed.  So I thought to myself, "Self, why would you spend time making this, when you can buy it off the shelf for $12?"
This is what it looks like unfolded:

The lighter part in the middle is what stays under that mattress.  So, I basically measured the depth I would need and cut it horizontally so that I had one piece that had 3 sides and one piece that had only 2 sides.  Then, I bought a plain full size sheet like the one I used to make the curtains, and attached that so it was the front piece of my second crib skirt.

After trying many different versions of ruffling, I went to JoAnn's and bought elastic and sewed the fabric directly to it.  I found this the easiest way to make ruffles.
And then, everything got attached:

The quilting hoop idea I got from Pinterest.  It's a great way to make inexpensive art that goes with your decor.

It's so nice to have it all done!

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