This week has consisted of doing odds and ends things for work to get started for the school year, meetings with schools/churches/team/students, yard sale with friends (we made a good bit of money considering we didn’t have any big items), catching up with friends for the summer, doing repairs on the house, and crafting! Yes, I was so excited to be able to carve time in my schedule this week for crafting. And to be honest, I was even more excited that I had the energy to do it when I had the time!
My project this time was a car seat carrier cover. I saw this cute idea on Pinterest and it involved a step-by-step tutorial, instead of a pattern. I love sewing but I HATE patterns…they are like another language to me and I need a tutor (aka especially gifted friend or family member) to teach me the words to this language. So, when I saw this idea, and saw how easy it seemed, I was sold. I went with my mom back in May and picked out the cutest material EVER and have had it sitting in our dining room. It has literally killed me every time I walked past because I wanted to see how it would turn out and use the cute fabric, but knew I didn’t have the time with classes and travel to do it yet. So, this week, with Ed’s help, I made it happen!
Here is the result:
Isn’t it great? I love how it turned out and the fact that this is the first project I have done by myself the first time I have tried it (minus the calls to my mom for reassurance that I was doing things right….what else are moms for??). Needless to say, this little girl will be traveling in style. Kinsley approved, as evidenced by her putting her baby doll in it and trying to carry it around, until she realized that was impossible because the carrier was bigger than she was.
I am not sure what my next project is going to be…..I want to try a handmade shirt for Kinsley for Christmas and I would like to make a nursing cover (one that is bigger than the one I have now to assure proper coverage). Since this little girl will come before Christmas, maybe the nursing cover should be my next project. I also have my eye on a few DIY projects that don’t include sewing like homemade cleaning solution and swiffer pads. With school starting, who knows if I will have time to breathe. We shall see.
If you want the link to where I got the tutorial to make this, here goes: http://simplydesigning.blogspot.com/2010/01/diy-car-seat-cover.html