It's been a few weeks since my last update, so I'll start by sharing the biggest news:
|BabySchep is here!|
We had a planned repeat Cesarean delivery and had to return to the hospital for some phototherapy, so I haven't been quite up to the task of finishing the posts about this little guy's nursery. We are both doing much better now, so here goes nothing:
A few weeks ago I whipped up a quick mobile makeover. Lil' Schep had a jungle themed nursery, and I just happened to still have his crib mobile:
|Planets in the background! More on those later.|
We handed down most of Lil' Schep's baby stuff, so I was surprised to find a box of things we forgot to give to some friends who were expecting. I think that was God's way of making sure we didn't spend too much on baby number 2!
|Sneak peek of BabySchep's quilt...|
First, I liberated the jungle buddies by snipping the strings as close to their bodies as possible. I gave these little guys to Lil' Schep for him to play with. He thinks they're cute, and there isn't anything cuter than a cute little guy thinking something else is cute. Does that make sense?
|Bump photobomb, lol.|
My wonderful husband used our Cricut machine to cut out some felt stars. I opted for felt because I wanted to be able to leave the edges raw. As much as I usually enjoy hand stitching, I was just too tired to have to stitch anything shut by hand at this point.
I reused the strings from the original mobile and stitched them right into the tips of the stars. I used a narrow (approximately 1/8") seam allowance, and left a small space open for stuffing, then simply finished sewing the hole by machine. Easy peasy.
It was truly rewarding to be able to start and finish a project in one night. I had purchased a battery operated mobile to replace the old wind-up one that came with Lil' Schep's original one, so this entire makeover was less than $15.00, and works like a dream. Now that I'm on maternity leave, I should actually have some time to type up a few more blog posts. This time, I'm linking up with Finished or Not Friday, TGIFF, and Finish It Up Friday. Until then, God Bless.