Thursday, May 08, 2008

baby bumpers!



In the middle of all the craziness of trying to pack up and move and get the new house ready for us and the old condo ready for renters, I had to drop everything a couple weeks ago and make some crib bumpers. It became imperative that I make bumpers because Lucy kept getting arms and legs caught in between the rails of her crib and would FREAK OUT. I mean, complete panic, and who can blame her, it was the saddest thing ever. So boxes sat half packed, grades for my class were pushed off one more day, dishes remained un-washed, and I made some bumpers.

Now, the good thing about urgent crafting is that you can't overthink it. I just had to use what I had in my fabric stash and go with it. I did make a special run to the store for some buttons and string elastic, however, as a way to attach them to the rails (mostly because my friend Janelle told me her little Hazel unties her bumpers everyday and I wanted to avoid that little game!).

6 comments:

The Kyles said...

that is an awesome idea. My little nephew broke his arm in his crib, so I think bumpers are a must until they are old enough to be more coordinated. Way to get things done during a crazy time and for having a legitimate use of the term "urgent crafting".

April said...

oh I love it!!! I love the colors too - I'm so excited to see it all when the house is done!
I totally understand 'craft urgency'.. oh!! And I L.O.V.E. AB's new bag pattern, so so cute! Thanks for the heads up - I totally missed it!

Laura said...

You're so talented it makes me sick!!!! Can I be you for a day? I hope you're keeping a book of all this stuff...when untalented saps like me have babies, we're going to need some tips...

katherine said...

oh jul, i love it all. the bumpers turned out beautiful. i may need to copy the button idea, very cute and it works! ok, but one more thing, i miss you. i miss seeing your car and knowing if you are home. i hope you are well and that you have had a great week with your mom! can't wait to see you at church! i love you!

jerissy said...

Way CUTE! I can't believe you had all that sitting around... you are the Craft Queen! Love the button idea to hold it to the crib. Love it all... including Lucy!

Brooklyn Skanchy said...

buttons...that is a great idea. just today i was noticing that the ties on the bumper on oliver's crib are all coming unstitched - maybe i'll just replace them with buttons - brilliant.
what's the update on the remodel?