Saturday, April 17, 2010

Antilop Cushion

I bought the IKEA Antilop high chair for little {A} because I like the size and simplicity (and price!). But when I first put her in it, she wasn't sitting up super well yet and her head rubbed the back and she was not happy. So I found a free online pattern at BluDor, for a cushion for this chair. I used some leftover fabric I had to make this washable cushion. It's hot pink on the reverse side. Unfortunately the cushion pattern wasn't what I'm used to (no seam allowance, a little too short--perhaps because it's European and they do things differently than here). I cut my fabric larger, but still it came out a little small & short. I'm only telling you that so that if you decide to make one yourself, you are aware of needed adjustments.
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Finally... a Bumper Pad

I thought I could get away without a bumper pad in A's crib. I thought they were a marketing scam to get people to spend more money on bedding. I was wrong. Too many times now, I have found her crying in her crib with her head against the slats, and twice even with an arm through the slats. So it was past time for a crib bumper.
Had I know I was going to make one, I would have put the stripes as the skirt and the dots as the bumper. Oh well, whatever. I used the bumper pads that Jo-Ann's sells to make this, but their instructions had me making 6 separate pieces instead of linking them all. Unfortunately I had cut half the material before I realized this, but I was still able to connect the long side panels, like a typical bumper pad. That explains the many ties in the corners though. Pin It

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My New Favorite Blog

They Draw and Cook, illustrated recipes. Doesn't get any better than this. I'm going to have to submit something!

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Anthro Scarf Cardi

So back in December, while Christmas shopping, I saw this Scarf Trick Sweater at Anthropologie, one of my favorite stores. To me, it was a little bit too literal. A scarf weaved through the button-holes of a sweater. (How dare I criticize Anthro, I know, but in person it really was!) Plus it was expensive...
So I decided to make my own version using an old satin belt sash I had, and a cardigan I found at Target on clearance for $5. Here is the result.
Basically, I loosly bunched the sash, pinned it down, and stitched all over in a random non-pattern. It's a little bit of a different look, but I still like it (though I prefer the shape of the Anthro sweater). Pin It