I followed a tutorial I found here to make a fitted crib sheet. We have some friends that gave us some boy baby bedding that is going to go great with Toby's new room. But I knew that 1 fitted crib sheet was not going to be enough. So I browsed my thrift stores for a sheet that I could use as fabric and found one for $2. Then I got some elastic at the fabric store for $1.49. So that, plus a little bit of my time, I now have an extra crib sheet for only $3.49. Not bad if you ask me.
I wanted to take a photo of the underside to show you that yes, it actually does fit and fit well. When I attached the elastic to the first corner of the sheet I was seriously doubting if the tutorial was going to give me the results I wanted. So the second corner I came up with my own system and made a casing out of bias tape and threaded the elastic through the casing. When I compared the 2 corners, I realized the first one was just as good and stretchy. So I stuck with the fast way that is shown in the tutorial for the remaining 2 corners. So if you doubt like I did, continue on and trust in the system :)
And just for fun, here is a shot of Toby's room so far. It is still basically the office/guest room. But I do have the rocking chair in there along with the new toy box/attoman and thick chair pad. I'm hoping the new pad will make it more comfortable to nurse in. Otherwise, I think the chair is finally going to be donated.
In the past we have set up the crib and all the baby stuff before our helpers come to the house after baby's arrival, and I hate that I am always going into the guest room to get out the baby clothes and I'm sure they hate that between the crib and the airmatress they are sleeping on, there is no floor space left in the room. So this time I'm going to make setting up the nursery part of my helper's job. I hope my dad doesn't mind that little item on the to-do list for the last day of his visit :)
But I figured the baby stays in our room for the first 3 months anyway, so what's the point of setting the room up months ahead of time when it would be so much more comfortable for our guest without the crib.