Skip to main content

Mini Nursery Update

I've been on a roll with the nursery projects lately.  The fact that I only have 9 weeks to go (which could easily turn into 6 if Baby Sister decides to copy her big brother and arrive three weeks early) has me on a serious mission to get stuff done...  Add in all the cloth diapers I still have to sew, a gift for our newest little niece that I need to work on (plus another niece arriving in a few weeks) and my to-do list keeps getting longer even though I'm crossing things off every chance I get!

Here are a few more projects I finished up over the weekend....

First, I tackled the crib and made a crib skirt and some slipcovers for the ends of the crib (one end is plexiglass with red, blue and yellow balloons that didn't quite fit in with the look I'm going for).  I made the skirt the right length so that when the mattress is eventually on it's lowest setting the skirt will just touch the floor.  


The slipcovers for the ends are just long pieces of fabric with a bit of trim that tie with ribbons on the bottom of the crib.  I padded them a bit with some fleece on the back so they're soft but not too soft or squishy.




And I added a bit of elastic at the top of the crib so that it would fit nicely over the curved piece.  



The other quick project I worked on was stitching some of my Nana's vintage handkerchiefs around the top of the canopy.  


The handerkerchiefs are just folded in half on a diagonal and then handstitched to the netting.  I can easily remove them when we're done using the canopy or if I want to use them for something else and they'll be back in their original condition which was important to me.  


I think it looks really cute and I love bringing family heirlooms into the space...


Two more projects I can cross off my list!  


Popular posts from this blog

Checking in....

Thought it was time for a little update on the projects we're working on at Casa LeBaron.   In living room news, our fireplace is almost finished!  The new tile has been grouted (no pictures yet) and all we have left to do is seal the grout and install the new fireplace doors.  Then I have to figure out how I want to style the mantel- I usually just throw a bunch of frames and things up there but am not sure if that's the way I want to go right now...  Here's how it's looking (or, here's how it was looking before we grouted the tile): Below is a close up of how we fixed our cabinet doors.  Originally they were oak with horrible brass hardware.  The panels on each door front was cracked and they were U-G-L-Y.  So we popped out the panels, painted the frames, and used my handy dandy glue gun to inset new panels.  The new panels were made from one sheet of radiator screening that we cut to size and sprayed with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint.  We added new handles and…

11 Days, 2 Parties, 6 Cakes, and 600 Miles...

Phew!  The past two weeks have been pretty hectic and LP and I are just starting to recover! 

We started last weekend with a big bbq bash at our house.  We had about 30 people over (about half were under the age of 3- yikes!) and made a ton of food.  Grillmaster Paul smoked 3 racks of ribs, made pulled pork (which he started smoking at 7 a.m.!), grilled chicken wings, and made all of the various rubs and sauces to go with each.  DELICIOUS. 

Unfortunately, I only got one photo of the whole thing:

A few days later it was Paul's birthday so his parents came over to celebrate over a big meal of Paul's favorite pasta dish.  It's a dish he ate while we were on our honeymoon- the restaurant chef was nice enough to send me the recipe so I could recreate the meal for our first anniversary and it has since become the go-to dish for Paul's birthday every year.  Yummy smoked gouda, pancetta, and artichokes tossed with pasta- delicious!

He blew out 9 candles on his cake (I didn't…

Things to Remember: Eliza Rose, Age 3

Today our sweet little Eliza Rose turns three.  Like all moms, I'm sure, it's hard for me to believe that she's already out of toddler-hood and becoming a preschooler.  It seems as though we were just preparing for her to join our family yesterday and now, of course, it's impossible to imagine what life would be like without Eliza around.

Eliza might be the smallest person in our house but she has the largest personality by far.  Shy in public, she's boisterous and energetic at home- running all over, squealing with excitement, bossing everyone around and trying to take charge at all times. 

She's stubborn and sensitive, sweet and sassy, and over the top spicy.  

At three Eliza's favorite things are her brother, her doggies, mermaids, stories, and princesses.   She loves to play tea party, help in the kitchen and go swimming.    Sometimes she says she's "Eliza BaBaron"- other times she's a "puppy doggy" or a "mermaid with a pi…