So, I have kind of had a vision of making the crib sheets for the baby's bed for a while now with his/her name on it. My middle name is Shea and I knew that I wanted to use it for a first name if I had another kid, and since it is a gender neutral name we can use it for a boy or a girl! I love a gender neutral name. I dont really know why. I really love a gender neutral anything. Especially clothes. I told Jeff I am buying Ben's entire outfit for myself the other day and he told me he really took a chance marrying someone who dresses so much like boy. I know. Give me a flannel and jeans any day of the week. Do most people go off on tangents about crossdressing as a lifestyle choice. I dont know.
Anyway, so, Shea is the name for our baby and I thought it would be great if I could have the sheets on his/her bed that say that.
I went to spoonflower.com to make my dreams come true,
which I just LOVE, and made some different options with different fonts and spacing. I ordered lots of samples to see which ones I liked and which fabric I liked best. They come in little 8X8 squares, and I ordered a ton of different ones. I also made some with stars and arrows and triangles and dinosaurs, etc. Since I had so many different samples, I thought it would be fun to put them all together to make a quilt.
I dont love that the back is two different fabrics, but I only had a yard of the back fabric and I had made that one too, so there was no way around it.
Sassy was a big help and she made a mini quilt of her own with some left over fabric.
It is def the very definiton of ghetto and the binding is-whew!-bad, but I am pretty excited that it happened and that its done. I still haven't made the crib sheets yet, and if I know my inability to measure anything well, I do know they are going to be a big mess. But hopefully they will fit on the bed. Thats really all that matters, right?