Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Multiple times every day I think about what I can sew/create next. I've got the bug! It all started with the baby bedding. I took a sewing class from a lady in our neighborhood back in 5th and 6th grade, but this was the first time since then that I've used a store purchased pattern to create something. I'm totally sewing pattern illiterate. Luckily Eric's mom is a big time sewer so both he and his brother Dan helped me to interpret what the markings and sayings on the patterns meant. I will post pics of the baby bedding when it is set up. I took the crib down a day or two before I finished the bedding so I haven't tried it all out to see how it all looks together.

Next I made some burp cloths, the kind that are made by sewing on cute material to 1/3 of a cloth diaper. Sounds weird, but they really are cute and super absorbent.

For my latest craft....I recovered Reese's carseat. Reese and I went to the fabric store a couple of nights ago and spent about an hour picking out fabric. This is big for us since I usually try to keep our store stops under 10 minutes, unless we're at a toy store. But Reese was really well behaved and loved rubbing the soft fabrics on her face.

This carseat was ugly from conception, but my "get it in my mind and do it" personality won over logic and I purchased it so I could move Reese into a big girl seat. Regretted it ever since, because it is UG-LY and stains like crazy!

For some reason Reese didn't want me to take a picture of the seat.

It was quite time consuming but not really all that hard. I'm quite happy with how it turned out, especially for being the amateur I am.

I've got many sewing projects on my to-do list, but I realize I better get them done in the next month because once I have 2 kids I'm guessing I'll be using my free time for sleep rather than sewing :)


Kristen Sundell said...

Awesome Job Nakita!! The fabric is so cute and I love Reese's expression even more.

Terra said...

Good job! You did awesome. It looks great. Did you use a pattern?? You are going to laugh when you see the baby car seat cover that Kristin is making me - it is the same print as Reese's car seat! Hilarious. We really do think alike - because our baby bedding is alot alike too :)

Natalie said...

Very impressive!! I love it. I can't wait to see pics of the bedding. Maybe someday I'll be adventurous enough to try something like that. :)

 Natalie said...

You have inspired me to finish stitching that pumpkin onto the onesie I was going to give you!

Todd and Christianne said...

So cute! I wish I knew how to sew WELL. lol.