Making a blanket and crib bumpers wasn't really all that hard! (At least, I can say that now that they are done.) I was pretty much pleased with the piping I put on the bumpers...makes them look a little more professional. I think the blanket looks even better in the picture than when you have it in hand. The foam for the crib bumpers and the fiberfill for the blanket was purchased at Joanne's. It makes it easier to have the precut foam and fiberfill when making either of these items.