Sunday, June 10, 2012
Church Nursery Sewing Project
This week I've been working hard on bedding items for our church nursery. You see, we've been meeting for years in another location and have longed for the day when we have a building to call our own. It's been a long process, but God has been so very faithful.
Today, our church met in its own building for the very first time. It was amazing.
And I'm humbled to be able to contribute a small piece of my talents and abilities to this incredible work of God. After all, everything I have is His anyways.
So, I made five crib sheets, which are actually large pillowcase-type sheets. This was at the request of the nursery workers- they like to be able to flip over the mattress in the crib if it gets soiled or "germed" by another baby. If you ask me, that's much easier than changing the crib sheet! Genius.
To coordinate with the sheets, I made blankets. They are double sided- one side with a colored background with white polka dots and the other side with a white background and colored polka dots. I make these blankets 45"x45", which is the perfect size for a newborn or infant. My grandmothers made many blankets for my own children this size and I loved them- they seem to be so much better than the thin rectangular shaped store-bought blankets. I also love that they are double, and although both fabrics are cotton, it will keep babies just warm enough in hot and sunny Florida. :)
I chose to experiment with the decorative stitching on my sewing machine for this project. It's subtle, but I like the extra handmade touch it adds to the edging of the blankets.
I used the leftover fabric to make a handful of bibs, too. Just in case a mom forgets to throw one in the diaper bag, or a baby goes through a drooling fit in the nursery, or for those first bites of peas. I'll share more this week about how I got the images for the bibs and a link to the pattern I used.
Curious about my church and our new building? See the links below.
Church Website and Blog
Two Ways To Live