My youngest sister is expecting her first baby. To add to the fun and excitement (i.e. craziness), she and her husband are moving to Brazil. They asked if I would help them make a bumper pad for the baby's crib. Because it was bulky, we needed to do it asap so it could go on the container being shipped to Brazil.
With fabric like this, how could I refuse?
Think how literate this kid is going to be with a bumper like that.
To make it even more of a party, my brother-in-law wanted to learn how to sew. He is quite the renaissance man. (He's the one who installed and then re-installed our light fixture when it got flooded last summer.) He's also taking an upholstery class right now. (Sweet! So good to have upholsterer in the family! - except he'll be in Brazil for a few years. Maybe in the future.)
Within a couple hours, we had this.
Now it just needs a quilt to go with it.
Those are little more portable, so I think it can travel in a suitcase later.
And in return, guess what my kind b-in-law did while we finished up the bumper? Hung this mirror over my couch. I've had it ever since we moved in (7 months ago), propped against the wall, waiting for me to get my measuring tape and my act together. He hung it securely in about 35 min. I call that a great trade. I'll sew baby bumpers, while someone with better drill-skills than me, hangs the heavy mirror. Thanks B & L!