Sweet Creative Relief

On July 26, 2009, in Arty Crafty, Kid, Kitties, Nursery, by Wendy

Since Izzy started pulling herself up in her crib, she’s been gnawing on it in an attempt to relieve herself of teething pain. I’m really bummed because we paid a pretty penny for this set and plan to use it for quite some time. The crib converts to a toddler bed and then to a full sized bed. I expect it to get us through to college. Now, it looks like the termites have gotten to it.

Gnaw Marks

I’ve been thinking of a way to sew some kind of protector for a while and I finally measured the crib and made some sketches this weekend. I used some fabric that I bought at Ikea and lined it with a cotton batting to provide an added layer of protection. I attached some snaps at the bottom to secure it on the crib. It’s easy to take of for laundering.

Gnaw Guard

I also made a crib blanket that has matching fabric on one side and animals in the same colors on the other side.


It felt good to plan, design, and create the vision I had in my head and to see it executed as perfectly as I had hoped even though Murky occasionally thwarted the creative process.


On a side note, Izzy and I spent the afternoon in San Anselmo at a friend’s baby shower. Isn’t she simply adorable in her little garden party dress?

Garden Party

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One Response to Sweet Creative Relief

  1. Mom says:

    The crib set is adorable. Boy you are right. Sure does look like termites got Isadora’s crib. Hopefully, after the jawing stage, you can make repairs on the crib.

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