Since I live in South Carolina and my sister lives in Chicago I had been planning on sending the bedding when it was finished, because I didn't want them to wait until we visit (after Cooper's birth) in June. Some of Brit's (awesome) friends gave a baby shower for Cooper and I was so sad that I wouldn't be able to fly in for it. The night that my sister sent me the picture of the crib it was a little more than a week to the shower. Something came over me and I decided as soon as I put Emma to bed I would start and finish Cooper's bedding. I'm pleased to say (for a still pretty beginner seamstress) it took me a total of about 4 hours to complete a crib skirt and blanket. I put it in the mail the next morning to one of her friends giving the shower. The bedding arrived in time for the shower, and they really like it! Success!
I did everything in such a rush I didn't take any pictures along the way or even of the finished product, but my sister was gracious enough to send me pictures of the true finished product. (she takes much better pictures as it is)
Carousel Designs. I would highly recommend them for fabric or bedding. There fabric is top notch and is a good price. The crib skirt and front of the blanket is "Stella Chevron" and the back of the blanket "Silver Gray Minky".
We can't wait to meet Cooper when he arrives! He is so loved by so many already! Aunt Casey loves you Cooper and I hope you like your blanket!