Cliff's room is starting to look like a nursery. It's nice. It makes things seem more real, that's for sure. As you guys know, we got Clifford's crib last week and I love it. I like that it is substantial, as I am sure Cliff will be too. I have to change the curtain....not sure what color I want yet. I think maybe I will steal the ones from my bedroom...but then what do I hang in my bedroom? It's a perpetual quandry.
We rearranged his room a bit the other day. Moved his crib to the big wal and his dresser to the short wall. I don't think I'm going to have a rocking chair. This may be a disaster, but I figure if he gets used to being rocked, he will want rocked always. I may be kicking myself for it when I am standing bouncing him at 3a.m. instead of being in a semi-coma in a chair. But nonetheless, Cliffy has a chair and toys and books already. He is gonna be so spoiled.
This is something I am pumped about. He actually has wooden blocks! Real wooden blocks. I found them at a thrift store and got 2 boxes of them for $4. I am pumped about it! Penelope loves them, so I figure Cliff will too. How could he not? I gotta get a different lamp. I just don't love that green one, but I have been eyeing a turqouise one at TJMAXX. It's the berries. It will be mine. Well, it will be Ford's but still.
Ford is actually amassing quite a bit already. Especially considering that he is still "in utero." The day I found out he was a boy Annie had me come "shopping" through Everett's stuff. I picked out what I liked, stored some of it away and have already washed and hung the rest. Then Mom gets me something everytime she leaves town. And the aunts have started buyings stuff. I honestly haven't spent anything on my own baby yet (aside from insurance deductibles). It's odd. But look at all this little outfits!
As I mentioned, Zac and I stopped by his sister's house on the way back from Wisconsin. She has an almost 9 month old baby and was ready to get rid of some of the things she had stored. She gave me this awesome carseat which came with a stroller, plus 2 covers, 1 lightweight and 1 heavyweight.
I also got a great booster which I will use constantly since I have a niece or nephew to haul around with regularity. In fact, last week I drove Aubrie home from school. I told her I was working "every stinkin' day" next week. She said, "then you can drive me home every stinkin' day." Cracked me up. I told her if I was working at the school and heading out to her mom's we could.
I was pumped to see that this booster is the kind with the slide out cup holders. We Foxes have taught our children well. We go no where without a beverage. It's important to stay hydrated and visit the bathroom everywhere we go.
And last but not least.....I got in Cliff Stu's fabric! I will be sewing bumpers, a crib quilt, and fitted sheets. I may also be sewing a dust ruffle, but I pray I don't have to.
I looked online for crib sheets in colors I liked, but they were all like $20-25 each, so I got $5 flat sheets at Walmart and they are perfect. Just a little time and a little elastic and BOOM, crib sheets in the exact shades I want.
Honestly, the hardest part of all of this, is deciding which ones to use where. I think I will make 2 crib quilts. One will have the travel fabric. The other will have the bugs. But who knows. I love a project!
Look at this bugs in jars fabric. It is just so great!
But then again, so is the travel fabric and the cameras.
See my predicament here?
I really love this fabric for the bumpers. I found this pattern online for free, and it looks pretty simple. I will probably make the townhouse fabric the outside and then use a pattern inside, like the orange fabric on the left side of the picture above for the inside of the bumpers and then use a solid grey for wrapping the cording and making ties. I just don't know! The options are killin me! What's worse is that the sisters and I are going shopping tomorrow to register Clifford and I know I will see a thousand other things I also adore. I have to go by Hobby Lobby to get canvas for some more client art and I know the fabric will suck me in. I think I may have to draw a line in the sand before there is an intervention.
Anyway, this is where Clifford's room is at now. I have a long way to go, ton of organizing and re-organizing (OCD what's up!) and a lot of sewing ahead of me, but I consider it a labor of love. Now I just need a big flat table, good lighting and a big glass of iced tea.