Monday, March 21, 2011

Harper's Bedding

Several weeks ago, I made a quick trip to Dallas (by myself...thanks Dustin and Nemo!!) to pick out fabric for Harper's bedding. My mom made all of Eli and Landon's crib bedding and it was SO special to me, so when she offered to make Harper's, I was ecstatic.

We searched for days for the perfect fabrics for Eli and Landon's room. We only had one day this time, but I was confident that after already going through the process once before, I could do it much more quickly this time around. I was mistaken! We spent a total of 6 hours in Jo Ann's fabric agonizing (at least I was) over the perfect fabric combination. We had 5 coordinating fabrics picked out, but I just couldn't commit to it. So, we hid the five bolts of fabric deep in a bin in the back and we left the store to clear our heads and get some food. To make a long story short...we went back later and pulled those fabrics out and I knew it was all wrong. I still think it would make adorable baby bedding, but something was off...it was just too bold....too harsh...and there wasn't a bit of pink in it. I have lived with three boys for 2.5 years and I want some pink around here for crying out loud!

But that left us back at square one. After finding a little inspiration at a baby store next door, we went back in and quickly (as in it only took us 1.5 hours this time) put together the fabrics that we ended up with. They're calm. They're very feminine. They're classy. I couldn't wait to see the finished product. Mom brought me the finished bedding this weekend and it's even more beautiful than I imagined it! I am so excited about how it turned out. I wish I had just a portion of the talent that she does.

Here are (way too many) pictures of Harper's bed:











I wish I could show it to you in a finished baby room, but we're not quite there yet (or even started for that matter), so that must wait. At least she has a bed to sleep in!

This was certainly a labor of love and I appreciate so much all of the work that went into it.

Thank you, Mom!

8 comments:

Starkye said...

So classy and so sassy! Priceless!!Wonderful!!!!

Elizabeth said...

kathi is SO amazing. i want to be her when i grow up.

Stephen and Larissa said...

It's beautiful! Seriously she could open an etsy shop. I'm sure there would be lots of interest!

Beth said...

Hello. I came across your blog quite a long time ago, bookmarked it, but then forgot to ever come back and visit again!

I just wanted you to know that I am praying tonight for your little girl and the rest of your pregnancy.

I have not read back through your blog, and don't know your situation with your twin boys - but I gather we share a similar story. I have twin boys who are 27 months old. I now have a daughter, Adelyn, who is almost 7 months old.

I was put on bed rest at 23 weeks with the boys, and with Adelyn I was put on bed rest at 30 weeks. I was so upset that I wasn't able to experience a "normal" pregnancy. I thought that for sure if I just had a singleton it would go fine!

I just pray for peace for you, and for a completely healthy arrival (when the time is right!) for your little girl!
Beth

miss amy said...

I LOVE it! that is adorable! and yes, yes, YES lunch on Saturday works...just text me :)

Megan said...

Looks adorable! Aren't crafty moms awesome?

Ophelia said...

Double Wao!!! They are so pretty and yr mum sure packs alot of talent in her nibble fingers.

Dana {Southern Inspired} said...

I love it Amy!! It's gorgeous! Praying for you, hang in there! :)

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