I've been busy lately. You see, dear friends of mine are expecting their first child this fall and they asked me if I might help to pull together the baby's room. What started as the crib blanket turned into the crib blanket + bumper + bed skirt + window valence.
I felt completely honoured. I mean, the baby's room is such an important thing, and here I was, not even a professional. Or family. So while I had made the bedding for little Isabella, I was still feeling a tad nervous.
We started by picking out a fabric. My friend found a super adorable option, complete with kangaroos (and joeys!) giraffes, and elephants. They wanted something simple for the crib blanket, so we made a simple window quilt using Kona Snow cotton and Playday by SEI.
The bumper pad is made of lovely little birds from the same Playday line, and the bed skirt is a heavy striped cotton. Together, I think the room is perfect, but I am clearly biased. I hope my friends feel the same way.
It's not often I look at my own work impressed, but there are occasional flashes where it's hard to believe that I was able to make something delightfully cute and so totally functional. Amazing.
What's more amazing is that soon there will be a baby boy cuddled in his blankie, and I'll forever be a part of his life, however small my part may be.