Wow! What a weekend! We had a blast just hanging out around the house. We spent a lot of time talking about the baby and how unprepared we are. I guess if you talk about something enough it spurs you into acting which is good because we desperately needed to get some stuff done.
We got two big projects done.
1. S put the crib up.
2. My mom, sister and I made these pillows that I’ve been drooling over in Pottery Barn Kids. I just can’t see paying $50 per pillow so I decided that they were going to be my next project.
We worked all day on them yesterday and some today and they turned out FABULOUS! I love them way more than ones at Pottery Barn. They have so much more value. There is one more that is “in the works” but since we don’t have a name yet, it will have to wait till we figure out what we’re gonna call her. Want to see? I think they are pinterest worthy! I’ll try to walk you through the steps.
Last weekend we bought fabric. I bought a yard of each, stuck it in the wash and ironed.
My sister sketched out the shape of the owl, I printed the lettering out on the printer as a template and we started cutting. My mom is a way better cutter than I am so she did a lot of the intricate cutting.
While we were cranking out shapes, my sister was “stitch witching” the letters onto our first pillow.
Then I took over ironing duty, mom cut and my sis wanted to try out her new sewing machine so she got to assembling. (As you can see, she had help).
Once the pillow shams were done, I stuffed (with help) with hypoallergenic, washable stuffing. It was more expensive but when it’s going in a babies room it’s worth the splurge.