Monday, August 24, 2009

Sewing projects galore!


My friend Jen was going to help me with my car seat cover, but after I bought the cute fabric, I couldn't help myself- I had to see if I could do it on my own- and I did it!!! (Sorry I didn't wait for you to get back Jen!) It is far from perfect, but I can't believe I really pulled it off- especially if you saw how I did it. No pattern, just some-what traced the existing one that was still sewn together, but adding 1 inch all around. I prayed the entire time it was going to work, and then God even helped me with the cover umbrella thingy! I even covered the head rest too! I love it! Thanks again Maren for the car seat, you're a life saver!

I found this super cute fabric when we went to Washington on our last visit. I made my nursing cover, changing pad and bib- plus I have enough to make a blanket!

I've been picking up baby bibs at yard sales for .10 each for the past few months. Naturally they were all the goofy "I love my Mommy" bibs etc... so I had to cover them with amazing fabric instead. Super easy! (The last one on the bottom right is what most of them looked like before I sewed the fabric on)

I've also been working on a few baby blankets. Not that I need any, I've just been saving some of my favorite fabric for myself, and now I get to use it! Here's just a few...

Back in Janurary I bought this super cute table runner from Pottery Barn. I knew one day I would find a use for it! After finishing the cabnets in the kitchen, I needed to make new curtains, but I was completely out of money, so I took a little peek in my fabric stash, and guess what I found? That's right, a super cute table runner that was calling my name! I cut it in thirds, added some ribbon at the top, and in about 10 minutes, I had new curtains!Love them!

6 comments:

marenfay said...

Wow, Emily! I never have that much energy even when I'm NOT pregnant! Great job on the car seat cover! I was always too intimidated to try one. It looks so much better than it ever did when I had it! And I just LOVE the curtains!

Amber said...

very cute stuff!! i love it!

Missy08 said...

wow so cute u did an awesome job.

Jana said...

Emily, I'm so impressed! I love the carseat cover.

jen said...

Great job Em!! It's okay that you made it without me. Maybe we'll attempt the bigger girl ones later on. I'm way impressed!

Dean Family said...

Em you're AMAZING!!! the carseat cover is soooo cute, i can't believe you did it alone. ive been wanting to do that for kams carseat, yikes though! and I love your bibs, the look alot like the one i did, only better :)
the curtains are FAB!!! I loved that runner when you bought it, plus its perfect for what you were wanting for curtains! you are truely blessed girl!
love ya-