Otherwise known as “You know you can buy that, right?” per Lauren.
So Zach needed a new sheet for his “naps” at school. He had told me a week or so ago but I thought he was making it up and was NOT going to buy another crib sheet. We own five sheets and one crib, we don’t need another one. But then his teacher tells me that yes, he does in fact need a new sheet as his keeps “popping off” when he tries to put it on. They are teaching independence and he has a hard time doing it himself. Ughhh FINE.
But I am not buying one. I am going to make it. Out of an old set of sheets that need to go but are super soft (the only criteria for Zach). And because it is me I am not just going to leave it at that.
I was already working on a new blanket for him. He was with me in Joann’s at one point and spotted some shark fabric that was crazy soft and he had to have it. I had a coupon which makes everything OK.
So once I took the sheet off the bed (yes we were still using it) and cut it down to the dimensions my girls over at Pretty Prudent told me to I was on my way. Luckily this is not my first crib sheet making (please) so it went quickly.
Here is the before and after of the elastic corners. Don’t be scared by my pincushion bracelet.
Done! I love it. I am so excited about how it turned out. Of course, the edges are totally raw and this sheet gets washed every week…so we shall see how my water holds up in a month or so.
He did initially ask me to make the eye and mouth that are on his other sheet which just made my day. Turns out he DID notice my work! A year later, but I can’t be picky.
But I, of course, had to tell him no, Mommy has a new vision for your sheet. Please don’t try to ruin my dreams.