Friday, September 17, 2010

Y'all Ready for This?

I've been procrastinating for the past week on getting the nursery completed because I had one project left to complete - the crib sheet.  Not only would be this be the first crib sheet I've ever sewn, but this would be the first thing I've EVER sewn on my own. I didn't even own a sewing machine up until this week (thanks, mom, for the early Christmas gift).  So I literally had to teach myself how to use a sewing machine before I could even begin.  I found that threading the machine was more difficult than the actual sewing part, but I'll save everybody from those boring details.

In just under an hour (and I'm sure this can be done a lot quicker once you know what you're doing) this is my finished product and I am more than pleased with it.

Of course there are imperfections in the stitching and the fit isn't perfect either, but the average person would never know.  It looks great in the crib - as does the crib skirt which I made completely sew free! 

And with that I can now reveal the finished nursery - please excuse some of these pictures.  The nursery only has one window so the lighting is poor.  Maybe one day when I acquire a more advanced lens and an external flash I can produce better indoor photos - until then, this is what you get.

What do y'all think?


Sarah said...

Great job, I'm most impressed about you teaching yourself how to thread the needle and completing all of that in under an hour! I took a whole sewing class and I still can't thread the needle on the machine. But I think I'm DIY challenged.

Score said...

It's awesome! I'm "sew" proud of your new skills. Love the fabric. Email me the website where you found it. I need some cool fabric for our DIY photo booth backdrop.

Kylie said...

Amanda, this is so beautiful and precious and I just can't get over it!!!

Laura said...

Great Job! So do you like decorating for boys or girls better?

Amanda said...

Laura - I'm gonna post Evan's room photos this week and I have to say I really love his room. I really enjoyed decorating both, but his room is more fun - a lot of that has to do with him being older though.

Jessica said...

This looks terrific! I love everything, and I'm super impressed by your craftiness. LOVE IT!!! Want to come decorate my house?