So, we have all heard that babies can't see color until after they are months old so that is why you often see baby toys with patterns on them but here is something I learned just a few weeks ago from the peds doctor at the Navy Hospital. Babies can't see sharp images until they are close to 3! Their sense of smell is developed very quickly and they also recognize voices and sounds so that is often why they turn their heads and smile at mom and dad - they can't see their faces but know it's them in other ways.
With that in thought I was more bound and determined to make Cameron's nursery as bright as I can because I want it to stimulate her growing little brain. Too bad I learned this AFTER Ibought these light pink totes to go into the bookcase to substitute as drawers. For $5 a pop at Ikea I really couldn't go wrong though but it did bring the POP down to a fizzle :(
So after sitting and wracking my brain I came up with a brilliant idea (which was inspired by my friend Julie's little business "Tutu's by Julie") where she makes the amazingly cute little outfits for babies and kids by ironing on fabric so why couldn't I iron on blocks of fabric to the front of the canvas totes to add some pop? Answer: I totally could!!
After consulting Julie about what I needed and her thoughts on if it could work I headed to Walmart and got my iron on adhesive and brighter pink fabric. I then cut 14" x 14" squares, ironed each side in by 1" to make them look finished...
And then I cut the iron-on adhesive in 12" x 12" squares following the easy directions and then ironed them on to the front of the totes. Now I don't know if you can tell from the first picture but there are folded down areas at the top of the totes that are used as handles which I didn't want to cover up so I slipped the fabric under them before ironing them on. The finished product:
The POP is back :) Now...I just need to find a brighter changing pad cover - OR I might just make my own! Stay tuned.