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!