Since before my little angel was born I knew that if she was a girl I would want a pretty car seat. I really like pretty infant seats because in those first few months they get used so much.... in stores, restaurants, church....One night a couple of weeks ago, after I got home from my job at the church, I started to work on one. I needed some sewing therapy after those long emotional days after the tornadoes. I just used fabrics that I had because there was no time for shopping then. I had this quilted table runner that my mom gave me a couple of years ago, and scraps of my all time favorite line from Moda by Urban Chiks. I bought a pattern for a seat cover, but I was disappointed to find that I would have to cut apart my old cover and use it as a pattern. I really just wanted a pattern so that I wouldn't have to think about it. I definitely didn't want to cut up my old cover because Miss Claire is a spitter and an extra car seat cover is needed from time to time.
I just bit the bullet and started making a pattern for the cover the same way you would a slipcover for a piece of furniture. I used the techniques that I learned in this book from years back. It took a few nights sewing after work to get it finished up but I really love the way it turned out! It was much easier than I expected it to be. I think that the only reason it seemed like such a big job then was because I was so emotionally overwhelmed.
Would you look at those cheeks?! I also made a "pappy" holder (pacifier) to match! Claire rides next to Maddie in the car, so I try to keep a pappy in her seat so that Maddie can help me out while I'm driving and Claire gets fussy. Having a pap that stays on the seat has been great.
I think my little Claire likes her girly seat. :) Have I told you lately what a blessing this sweet angel is? Her little smiles just melt us all! Can you believe that she's already three months old? *sigh* So fast....
I didn't want to close this post out without saying that we are praying for the people in Joplin, MO who have just been through a terrible tornado. We love you and we are praying....xo, Sam