Funny how certain ideas get in our heads and really stick. Like the idea I had that I needed a NEW car seat, scratch that...a new travel system complete with double stroller...for when the baby comes. (21 days until my due date! YIPES!)
I don't really need a new carseat. I have a carseat and single stroller that work just fine. True...they are old. My sister bought them for her little girl who is now eight. Do I really want to admit that online?
I think what I was really thinking was that I wanted something of my own...something new...something specific for this baby. So, I kept on thinking and decided I could settle for making a new car seat cover. It helped that I found this tutorial featured on U-create.
Then, I started looking for car seat cover ideas. I found this one on Etsy somewhere. If it's yours, it's lovely. Unfortunately, I'm having a girl and can't afford a $90 cover.
Then, I found this one on pinktaffydesigns.com. Luh-uved it, but over $200. Nope, but it was just the inspiration I needed.
So a trip to the fabric store and a week of sewing later. (That is a week of sewing little by little and trip to Nanna's for Liam one day.) Tuh-dum! New, all mine, for this baby car seat:
The best part. Total cost under $20. $14 for the blue botanical printed home decorator fabric. (More than I usually spend on fabric for a project this size, but I wanted it to withstand a little wear and tear and washing.) $3 for the two fat quarters of yellow printed fabric for the headrest. $1 for the striped fabric from a vintage sheet set purchased (most pieces still in the package) at a yard sale this summer.
Now, I know I've left you wondering a bit. I'm having a girl, right?
Another one of those ideas that got stuck in my head. For some reason, when I think of this baby, I think of yellow and blue. (With Liam it was safari.) I guess I've been a mother to a boy for too long and now all my thoughts are tinted blue. However, paired with the yellow and a ruffle all is sufficiently "girl" for me.
FYI. I'd still like a double stroller. Liam walks, but with only one car which my husband drives to work each day, we do more walking than a three year old can handle. So, I'm in the market for a smaller, fold-up stroller, somewhere between an umbrella sized stroller and a full sized stroller, with a bit of storage space.
Does such a thing exist? Am I just getting ideas in my head again? If you know of a good one, PLEASE let me know.