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Maya’s Meanderings » Burst of Craftiness

Burst of Craftiness

Filed under: Parenting, Random Thoughts
Saturday, November 10, 2007 —

No, no…I’m not getting into trouble. I’m just *making* things.

After debating what to get/use for a changing table for baby #2 (I’d sold the one I had for Maya, but still have the crib), we picked out a dresser-changer combo. It arrived, and in a flurry of do-it-yourselfiness, I got it assembled. It’s lovely.

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BUT…the pad is NOT a standard size. Standard pads are 33″x16″. This one is 34-1/2″x17-3/4″. D’oh.

Now I’m patting myself on the back. For around $40 (less than I would have spent on pre-made covers that wouldn’t fit anyway), I made three custom-fitted pad covers AND a rather large hand-knotted fleece blanket. So there.

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Pity the flash and camera don’t do the colors justice. The non-brown sections of the varied animal print fabric range from sage to olive to a slight aqua tinge. Yeah, I know. Such animals don’t exist in nature. Eh, the colors are killer, and the fabric looks great with the crib bedding set I got (another of Maya’s things I’d sold, not expecting to get to have another baby so soon). The zebra print is cream/light beige and dark brown rather than black and white. All in all, the colors are great — JoAnn Fabric served me well.

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Now, Maya says that absolutely, she wants a blanket like the knotted one I made for baby. Guess we’re going back shopping, and we’ll make her a blanket that will come in handy when we’re traveling across the Atlantic in a couple months!

And, since no photo shoot is done without pics of Maya (”Mama, let me see Maya!”), here’s my pj-attired kiddo this morning, complete with smile for the camera.

2 Comments

Comment by Kate

November 15, 2007 @ 12:44 pm

Love the animal print stuff for Baby Boy! Everything came out great! I have a few of those “knotted fleece” blankets that my cousin made for the kids. They are so handy & very warm.

Comment by Alison

December 3, 2007 @ 1:47 pm

Maya’s hair is getting so long!

Love the print, and wow, are you going for the jungle safar print or what?!?! You’ll be sure to take austria by storm, no? I somehow imagine all w.european baby rooms being very ikea-like and unlike u.s nurseries- you’ll have to let us know :)
also did the dresser/changing table combo. we need to figure something out ourselves– like a wide dresser (with deep drawers) that’s low so it can serve as a changing table for a bit and still functional for later. that’s not asking for too much, is it?

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