Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Car Seat Canopy



I think these are a brilliant idea! When I first saw them, a little over a year ago, I knew it was easy enough I could make one. Now there are so many tutorials on line. I read a few, then combined them to make the perfect one for me. So (Sew) easy! Yet, I have to admit that I am a complete perfectionist and wanted to do it just right the first time therefore it took me 5 hours. Next time I bet I could do it in less than 2.

For the bows I went to You Tube and watched a tutorial...believe it or not, there is a trick to the perfect bow.

I can't decide what my favorite part about the canopy is...the rick rack edge, or the gold buttons.

The fabric is by a favorite designer...Amy Butler. It is inspiring me to do the nursery in these coral and gold colors. We'll see.


6 comments:

The Kailing Family said...

so adorable....if i get to have another baby you will have to teach me!!

Melissa and Nate said...

LOVE it! The colors and fabric are gorgeous. I've been wanting to make one too. Where did you get the best tutorial?

Lisa said...

you are toooo crafty! i hate you! and by hate i mean love. of course.

The Byrd's said...

I love the colors too!! I need to be more creative.

Paul*Cat*Hallie said...

Oh how I wish I could sew! It's beautiful! I'm SEW jealous!!! :)

Jordan and Shannon said...

Hey stranger! I am not the brightest when it comes to blogging. I just figured out how to find your blog since you have left comments on mine! Great to caught up. What a cute family, and growing to boot! I love the canopy, I have one and the flowers at the top get hit everytime I put her into the car, arrggh! Can't believe you didn't share the link, now you've put me on a quest to find the perfect bow tutorial. I just got a sewing machine for Mother's day, so your blog is inspiring me to learn how on earth to use it!