I did the same simple pattern as the last time I made them- just some easy roll up and tie curtains. Here's what they looked like before, to refresh your memory:
They may never actually roll up/down- actually who am I kidding- they definitely won't move because I will be too lazy to roll them back up again, so I installed some 2" dark vinyl blinds behind them (I have successfully removed every. single. off-white. metal. blind. from our house now) and then there's the actual white curtains as well. This room does not get a lot of natural light, so I'm hoping with the 3 layers it'll be nice and dark in there (because if he's anything like his mommy it has to be as dark as a cave in order to sleep). Here's the finished product:
|My apologies for the poor lighting- like I said, very little natural light, plus I'd installed everything by the time I took the photo and it darkened the room significantly.|
But I wasn't done sewing!! We also got the crib last week and T couldn't keep himself from putting it together the same day (seriously- absolutely no prodding from me about it- it was assembled within 2 hours from getting it home). So I took advantage of the crib being assembled and my new found sewing energy and made a crib skirt. I got the idea for an adjustable one from Kim. I love the idea of an adjustable skirt because then as we lower the mattress, the crib skirt won't puddle on the floor. Here's what I ended up with:
Each piece is separate (3 pieces total) and ties to the mattress frame:
I got the fabric from fabric.com. I purchased 2 yards (at $6.99 a yard on sale, making this a $14 project) and I still have enough left over to make a pillow cover...or something? The ribbon is left over from our wedding- I used turquoise blue as an accent color, and DIY'd our flower arrangements/bouquets/boutonnieres, so I have a ton of this color ribbon lying around (good thing I'm a pack rat and have kept it all this time). Not that you can see the ribbons once the mattress is on there...but I KNOW they're there, which totally counts, right??
Here's the crib/skirt in all it's glory (I think it looks pretty decent if I do say so myself...)
It's coming together, bit by bit!! What do you think?? Did you do any fun sewing projects over the weekend?