My mom is visiting for the long weekend, and I thought getting her involved in the bumper project would be a good distraction. Well. She wasn't really any help (except for helping me read directions - why do sewing patterns need to be so convoluted!). But - I finished as much as I could! And I love it!
Really, all this project involved was sewing two HUGE rectangles together, with a piece of batting in between. The issues were:
- Picking a directional fabric. And then becoming obsessed with making sure that the jungle animals were in the same order on the entire large rectangle when I sewed them together. You know, because anyone besides me would notice that
- Making sure their weren't any headless animals. Don't want to freak the kid out!
- Making that piping on the top. Without a zipper foot. Thankfully - I have crafty pal right on my street, and I was able to borrow someone else's machine for that part.
I'm pretty proud of myself for sticking this out - something that I thought wouldn't be all that confusing became a 10 hour sewing project. I can't 100% finish it until the crib arrives - I still need to put the ties on to attach it to the crib. But the lions share of the sewing is finished (Ha. Ha. Lion's share of the sewing? On my jungle bumper? I crack myself up).