Friday, February 18, 2011


The fabric is Michael Miller Zoology Flannel in Sea

I don't want to blow your minds or anything, but I just sewed a crib sheet! It only took an hour, and though it's not perfect, it's pretty darn cute. I googled "how to sew a crib sheet" and used sort of an amalgam from all the different tutorials. I ended up cutting the fabric (which is the standard 44/45" wide) to 70 inches, and I think it's about an inch or two too long, but I'd rather have it be too big and tuck it, than not big enough. It's also not as tight around the edges where I sewed the elastic as I'd like, but...I SEWED ELASTIC! I did the four corners method, not the pocket method, and it was easy as pie. 

I'm totally going to make another set for the little man, with the Central Park Zoo Fabric I got. I was going to repaint the nursery, but that required, you know, painting, and moving furniture, AND, the Pels are loaning us their glider rocker, which is dreamy, but is pale green, and goes perfectly with the aqua walls. So, instead I've opted to make some new crib bedding, curtains, and decoupage his dresser, like I did for Jack before he was born. I even have leftover fabric from the sheets to make throw pillows for the rocker. Who needs new paint?! 

Can you tell I'm kind of nesting?

Kate Spain Central Park Zoo - How cute will this be as a crib sheet?!


  1. is celebrating all things boy during the month of February with lots of cool (not cute!) ideas for hand-made boy things. Thought you'd like to take a look!

  2. LOVE Michael Miller and the fabric you chose! Great choices!! And kudos on sewing the crib sheet! Isn't it amazing what you can do when you are driven!?!! Use his fabrics in my home based business as well as Amy Butler (and you like her fabric, too - she also has a line of 50-50 cotton/wool yarn that is wonderful), Free Spirit, and Kaffe Fasset plus a few others. Color is FUN! Your sheets and crib are perfect against the current colored wall. You go girl!