Is this not the ugliest baby crib bumper you have ever seen?! It's a really sad shade of khaki brown with a yellowish-gold swirl all over it. Kind of a baby poop brown. Ewwww. It IS, however, very well made and in brand-new shape. So I bought it for $6 (at a thrift store - score) and decided to make a slipcover for it. I found some really pretty black & white material and sewed away. I really, really hate sewing, but I put on my big girl panties and did it. I can sew, just don't like to.
Seriously. This is UGLY.
Here is the new Tater bumper pad...
It's lying on my guest room bed so there is a lot going on here - pattern wise. It was so simple to make. I just measured the circumference and length and made a tube with black grosgrain ribbon added every 26 inches, like the original. Then turned it right side out, inserted the original pad (not as painful as I thought it was going to be) and sewed up the ends. Done. I can't wait to see the whole crib finished. We don't have one yet, but I am looking for one that is already black or even white. I want to pair the pad with a black/white polka dot bed skirt, which I will be making. Dang, Tater, good thing I love you already.
I made another piece of art too. I found an 8 x 8 inch black frame at Walmart (less than $10, $8 I think). I cut a 2 inch mat and glued some black & white patterned material to the mat. Just used some ATG tape to secure it. I then added a sticker that says "I love you" to the glass. It is actually 2 pieces of glass sandwiched together with the sticker in the middle on the back piece. (I have a 2nd job working for an artist doing his matting and framing, a skill that has come in handy) No backing behind the picture - I wanted it to be clear and let the wall color show through the glass. I have it here on a shelf in my kitchen and you can see the back of the shelf through the glass, a taupey green color. So when it is hanging in Tater's room, it will have the baby yellow background showing through from the wall.