I needed to whip up some pretty distraction to make the transition smoother whilst providing safety from bumps and bruises to those small limbs finding their way about the cot.
I bought this fabric last year when I had just found out I was pregnant, intending to make a dress out of it. A world away from my usual floral or striped selection my hormones must have been drawn to the bright and playful 2" checks that to me now scream 'baby'! For Christmas I was given Amy Butler's 'Little Stitches For Little Ones' and followed the cot bumper pattern from there.
I love that the bumpers have their own storage pocket. Florence can now learn how to manage her space and tidy away at the end of a busy day!
It will be strange not seeing Florence's little head through the bars when I wake up in the morning. But you never know, by hiding us she might play contentedly by herself when she wakes up and not shriek for our attention. One can hope!