I will let Meesh blog about our projects but thought I would mention some of my realizations so that I can remember when it comes time for me to craft my own baby stuff! Check out her blog Happily Every After!
We had started a ruffled crib skirt the other day and had planned to finish that first...however, why not start with something that we realized would be less time-consuming? It's always uplifting to actually complete a project, so we decided to start with the changing pad cover. It was easy enough and doesn't require too much fabric, so I would say worth it!
We then moved on to the crib mattress. It also went smoothly and if I can get a really good deal on fabric (less than $10) I will definitely make my own. This way I can actually have the fabric I want, and make many sheets as they will probably be in the wash more often than not. You end up not saving a ton of money making your own, but if you want a specific look then its worth it.Both the changing pad cover and crib sheet require threading elastic through a casing, which can get long, but I think if I were to sit in front of the TV for that part it wouldn't be as annoying.
Finally, grudgingly, we picked up the ruffled crib skirt again. We decided that though it takes a LOT longer than we thought, it is actually worth it in the end because the end result is excruciatingly adorable! We still didn't finish, but got pretty close and the girliness of the ruffles is to die for!
Occasionally during the day there was a few minutes where I couldn't help so I decided to whip up a cute little pair of "baby legs" for Meesh's little girl! I have made a couple of these baby leg warmers and they are so fast and so easy! I got the socks at the dollar store. I got the idea from My Sister's Suitcase but here is my picture tutorial:B
and a black, gray and pink pair (7 inches long).