Friday, March 29, 2013

Painted Crib

I promised a post about the pink crib in Miss Faye's room. I love color and I love to make my world a  bit more colorful with paint, so I paint everything....and I do it often. There is no better excuse to paint than finding out you are having a girl after 2 boys. The first thing I did for the new baby's room was to paint the crib pink (a little side note about the color pink....I strongly dislike the color for little girls. It has been over used soooo much, but I just could not find a color that went with the rest of her room. So, pink it is).

 It did take a few steps to get to this and to make sure that it would be baby safe, but like I said before I am obsessed with painting and love to do it!

Step one: acquire a crib. I bought a new Jenny Lind style crib (we had to trash the crib the boys used because it was a drop side and the company refused to send parts to convert it). Anyway, the crib needed a couple coats of primer first.

Step two: Primer....I used 2 cans of this.
Step three: Paint...I think I used 6 cans of spray paint.

Don't forget to flip it over and paint both sides!
Step four: seal everything with a spray polycrylic.

Step five: Realize that maybe you should have painted the room before you painted the crib because now you have no where to put the crib!

Here is the crib now in Miss Faye's room.


I have been spending lots of time on pinterest and I came across a blog. I have fallen in love with everything that she sews. The clothing that she makes her daughter is to die for! Not only was her blog an inspiration for this one but an item that she sews her daughter all the time was my inspiration for this....

It is the oliver + s lazy days skirt. I can see why she makes this all the time! It only took me around a half an hour and I used up extra supplies just lying around my sewing area.

The skirt is made from one piece of fabric edge to edge with some elastic at the waist and a ribbon for trim at the bottom.
Miss Faye looks adorable in it! I can see myself making MANY different versions of this skirt!
As Miss Faye gets more mobile, the photos are getting harder to take though!

As a side note, you can see that Miss Faye's crib is pink...I will get a post up soon showing that project!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Bloomers

It has been quite a long time since I have sewn an article of clothing. I was sooo excited when I found out we were going to have a girl so I would have an excuse to sew more. Here is the first thing I have made for my little girl. I made a pair of spring bloomers for Miss Faye

I have no idea what lines the fabrics came from. I got them at the local Hobby Lobby. I usually hate to shop there for fabric since their selection is so poor but I happened to walk by and loved the print.

I just love the detail that the giant ric rack gives around the ankles.

And here is my little model. I need to make a cute top to go with these...the onsie just doesn't do it justice. I love the elastic waist and that the bloomers are roomy enough to fit over her cloth diaper. So many things just don't fit over the fluff.

I got the pattern from this book. It was pretty easy to follow the directions and I will definitely make her a couple more pairs. I can see them in a nice corduroy for fall or a fun applique on the bum!