Friday, September 9, 2011

{Feeling better & more baby stuff}

Happy Friday everyone. I am feeling better finally. I am still a little stuffed up, but am feeling much better than before. We had a power outage last night that forced me to bed at around 8:30, so I woke up today feeling refreshed and ready for the day (and the temperature cooled off by about 10 degrees around here, so that has definitely helped).

Now, on to to baby stuff (of course - duh!! (haha)). Since I will be using Ali's hand-me-down Jenny Lind crib (and plan on painting it a charcoal gray), I have decided that I want to get custom crib bedding made on Etsy rather than purchasing one of the traditional crib sets that they sell at babies r us. The prices are comparable and I like that I get to pick everything that I want. There are so many great designer fabrics out there, and so many great companies to choose from. I am not and never have been into baby rooms that look super baby-ish. Yes, I know that babies are stimulated by primary colors, and it's important to surround them with soft and cozy things, but I don't think having baseballs or bunny rabbits or Elmo surrounding them when they sleep is necessary (haha), I'm just saying (and I know I am not alone in this either).

Now some insight about me - I am TERRIBLE when it comes to making decisions. I either like everything too much or not enough or am unsure about what I like, so when it comes to locking things in and placing an order, I get pretty excited, but also pretty overwhelmed. So, designing crib bedding from scratch has not been an easy task but I think I finally know what I want to do. I am obviously going to wait another couple of weeks to be sure that my little guy is for sure a "guy", and then I am planning on pulling the trigger. These are the textiles that I have chosen so far......boyish without being too cliche, right!!? :)

Box-pleated crib skirt out of this.....

Yellow fitted crib sheet out of either plain yellow or a smaller pattern like this....

And a slightly stuffed bumper using this fabulous ikat fabric....(with the inside panels possibly being gray minky fabric so it's soft if the little guy rubs up against it. I also need to decide what color piping and ties I want - maybe black? or yellow? or white? Not sure yet.)

It's going to be so cool, right!!!!? I am starting to get super excited. And I may even add some of this fabric for a fun extra pop of color.....
Isn't it awesome!?! I think it is super vintage looking and kind of unexpected. I cant wait to see it once it all comes together!

I love it!!! & I hope you do too!! Have a great weekend :) I know I will!



  1. Love love lovey love it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. gorgeous!!! it is going to look awesome! and i am so glad you are feeling better! see you in a couple days! :)

  3. Love it all! I love the idea of a grey spindle crib. That's what I want one day. I can't wait to see it all together.

  4. I can't believe that you have trouble deciding what you like, you have great taste. I also can't wait to see it all come together :) make sure you post lots of pictures.