In the Craft Room: Eli’s Crib Pocket

This is a snapshot into Eli’s room. It was already this marvelous color when we moved in. And I just happened to have this marvelous Amy Butler fabric that just matched so perfectly that I HAD to make something to put in there.
I have hung a blanket over the side of my kids beds since I first had a kid. Then I can peek in to see if they are asleep or not without the light hitting them in the face. Or leave the room quietly without them knowing I left.

So I made this hanging thing

That has pockets on the other side for books.
I’m hoping that he’ll start looking at them at 6am instead of crying and waking me up that early.

I got the idea from a blog (which I can’t seem to locate) but I adjusted it to fit my needs.

I’m like that. Thinking about what I Need.
Isn’t this fabric the CUTEST 🙂 But still little boy-ish!

And regan told me I should stop posting so you all would see his post and comment on it. So if you haven’t read it and commented, then could you go do that and boost his ego 🙂 Thanks!

  • May 26, 2010 - 5:12 am

    Melissa - Oh my what a great idea! I think you could sell them and i love the fabric.

  • May 26, 2010 - 5:22 am

    The Super Seven - Love that idea…..might have to make one of those up for Cooper…..

  • May 26, 2010 - 6:06 am

    The Full Nelson - That is a great idea! Hopefully he starts to read the books for you!

  • May 26, 2010 - 6:32 am

    Visible Voice - Stinkin love it!

  • May 26, 2010 - 6:52 am

    Susie - It’s all a great idea & cute. Good luck I say. I know for Sadie I pretty much moved Sadie’s toy room in her crib & got a whole 5 more minutes of sleep.

  • May 26, 2010 - 7:46 am

    whitney - Hope it works! I made a few hanging baskets I with velcro for Roman’s crib and I put toys and books in them. It worked for quite awhile to keep him in there longer in the mornings.

  • May 26, 2010 - 8:11 am

    Kristin - I like this! We are just getting ready to move Parlee to a crib, I may have to do this!

  • May 26, 2010 - 8:49 am

    Alysha - super cute!

  • May 26, 2010 - 10:14 am

    Amy - Wow, love it. I love that it has pockets with his books, but I especially love the idea of hanging a blanket over the edge, never tried that. Makes sense! And with the pocket you’ve made, it’s tied on and can’t be pulled down by baby. Oooh, you’re so smart!

  • May 26, 2010 - 7:09 pm

    Jess - Love the blanket idea. Hopefully it works for you 6am is pretty early.

  • May 27, 2010 - 8:22 am

    Kim @ seven thirty three - I never had to worry about this with my other two, but my youngest is such a light sleeper the minute the light hits the room she sits up! Great idea.

    Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?

  • May 27, 2010 - 1:08 pm

    Stacy - Sooo cute!! I want one! (Well two actually…) Let me know if you start selling them. 🙂

  • May 28, 2010 - 6:38 pm

    rebecca - so cute Rhonda!

  • June 6, 2010 - 1:53 am

    The Lowry's - I love this idea. Definitely will be making this for the next baby of mine.