Friday, July 30, 2010


Well considering I have worked on Sweetcheeks bedding and accessories since the end of May, I'm happy to say that I'm finished! With the sewing, the bedding, the cute accessories, the organizing...we even moved in the furniture and got the wall hangings up. So when I say ''Finished" I mean done. On the first day of my last trimester I did the finishing touches and, while I hope Ms Sweetcheeks stays put for at least another 7 weeks, we're ready for her :) 
Her "side" of mine and B's room
 The changing table and shelf that I decoupaged
The finished crib set with blankets, boppy cover, and a few embroidered burp rags
Close up of shelf
Close up of wall hanging
And let's hope that Sissy is born with a ton of hair because girlie has a TON of hair accessories
And while I didn't take pics, I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that all 5 drawers of the dresser are full of clothes as well as a good chunk of the closet. {although a lot of her clothes were gifted/purchased from friends who have had little girls previously so I can't feel that guilty}

Honestly, I am amazed at the amount of money we saved! I purchased the fabric at Hobby Lobby. Overall I spent about $80 on the different fabrics (Minkee and bumper inserts included) and then used that fabric to make:
  • the crib bumpers (tutorial found here)
  • the crib skirt
  • 1 rag blanket (based on the tutorial found here)
  • 1 floor quilt
  • the changing pad cover (tutorial found here)
  • decoupaged the 'Maggie' wall hanging
  • decoupaged the shelf over the changing table
  • 1 small lovey blanket with minkee backing
  • 1 binky clip (again, loosely based on this tutorial )
  • embroidered/embellished 2 burp rags
and the really crazy thing? I still have a small amount of fabric left! I was floored at what all I was able to make. Well, floored and very proud of myself! The crib, dresser and changing table we already had so that was zero money spent.
Oh and just in case anyone is wondering where everything was from:

The buckets/tubs on the changing table are from the $1 section at Target. The Butterfly vinyl wall decals are from Target as well. The pink basket used to hold hair accessories, the pink lantern, the ''Dance like no one is watching'' canvas, the wooden name letters and circles, as well as the daisies are all from Hobby Lobby. We took off the ugly closet doors and hung up the hot pink curtains that we purchased at Wal-Mart.

So there you have it, Sweetcheeks "side" of the room...and after doing all of this I can't wait for us to move into a bigger place and decorate an entire room!


  1. Are you guys currently looking for a new place?

  2. Beautiful, Shannon! She'll love it! :)

  3. Matt, we're always looking. The problem is finding a bigger place that isn't over $1000. We have about a year left here before we'll have no room to breathe!

  4. SO CUTE! I can't wait to see this little girl!

  5. I LOVE it!! Great job Shannon!

  6. LOVE it, Shannon! I wish I was as crafty as you are! Can't wait to see sweet baby Maggie after she arrives!! :)


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