I promised I would show you pictures of this carseat canopy and here it is...finally! I finished this project last week, but I have been so tired that I haven't had any energy to share my crafting moment with you all. Being 38 weeks pregnant sure is difficult. :) Using several different blogs and I came up with my own very slightly varied version of how to put this thing together. Thank you to all you wonderful bloggers for giving me direction on how to do this!! Especially: http://just-because-i-am-me.blogspot.com/2010/02/car-seat-canopy-tutorial.html and http://www.sweetnsassygirls.com/2010/02/how-to-make-a-reversible-car-seat-covertentcanopy.html
For my carseat canopy I decided to make it 2 sided so I could use either side. I found these lovely materials at the quilt shop in Gardner Village. While these materials aren't the norm for a baby canopy, I fell in love with them and decided I didn't care if it was a bit unique. I think I measured the material 33x40...something to the effect. I can't remember very well with my pregnant brain. I rounded my corners using a big bowl and took the lower half in a little more so the material wouldn't touch the ground. I also decided I wanted to add ric rac to it as well. For my handles I measured them 2.5x8. I used velcro and to decorate the handles I found big brown buttons.
Side note: Ric rac while it is absolutely adorable will add time on to your project. I am a novice sewing person so it made it difficult for me but I knew the darling outcome would outweigh the length of time I added on to the project because of the ric rac.
Here are the pictures:
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
My wonderful friend, Brooke, is an amazing photographer. I talk about her talent quite a bit! (brookeashleyphotography.com) She is visiting from Las Vegas this week and took some maternity photos of me. She brought along another fellow pro photographer from Bloomington IN named Joy! (joyalicephotography.com) Well it just so happens that me, Brooke, and Joy are all pregnant with boys! So Brooke and Joy took pics of me and then Brooke took pics of Joy and I was able to be a second shooter and learn some more things from the pros. It was awesome! The photos they took of me are in the editing process right now but as soon as I get them I will post a couple for you to see. Here are a couple of my favorites of Joy's that I took:
Posted by Valerie at 10:59 AM