Monday, December 22, 2008


I love working with the minky. Yes, it takes more time, but it's so rewarding seeing it done and feeling how soft it is!

I've changed the corners of the bottom part of the blanket. Mine drags on the ground if I set it down and I don't care to have ickiness on my baby. Now they don't drag! Hooray!

This one turned out so fun! My friend Kelly has two kids. We were lucky enough to be pregnant at the same time with both of our babies. This one's for you, baby Brody!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

MaryAnn's Giveaway and Alissa's Gift

I didn't want to post pictures until I knew their blankets made it to them. I'm hoping Alissa's made it to her. :)

I've been working on an improvement. One of my complaints with the plain blanket is this: My baby is asleep in the car seat and the handle is in the lowered position. I pull the handle up to carry him around, and the viser stays down while the handle comes up - along with the blanket. Now the blanket has fallen on my baby's head and wakes him up. Grr.

No more of that, though! What do you think?

Here's MaryAnn's frog giveaway:

And here's Alissa's gift for her baby boy coming in January:

I almost forgot to show and tell about the thank yous I made to match the cover for Alissa. They're 4.5" x 5" flat cards with envelopes. I should've taken a picture of it put all together since I wrapped them in a strip of dotted fabric from the top of the blanket. SO cute! Since I didn't take a picture of hers, this is a picture of my friend Melanie's gift I'm giving to her for her baby Phoebe. It shows how cute they are printed and all wrapped up ready to give - a perfect little "extra" for the mom.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More Pink Paisley

My favorite thing lately is finding a fabric scrap that works as a nice contrast for the handles on the car seat blanket. Any more of this hot pink gingham would have been too much of a good thing, but I love it in this small dose.
The right light on minky fabric makes it look as soft as it is, no?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Brittney's Giveaway Car Seat Blanket

Even though this fabric was hard to work with (the quilted side), I thought the end result was pretty cool. Brittney (one of our giveaway winners) wanted to have something paisley that didn't look too girly. Because it's for a boy.

I also did a really girly car seat blanket over the weekend. Since I finished it in the middle of the night, my pictures turned out bad bad bad. (I couldn't get the flash to work and yet it wasn't bright enough either. What the heck?) Anyway, the close up of the fabrics wasn't too bad. I was so excited to find Amy Butler's Dandelion fabric in pink!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I Do Not Judge

My best friend asked me to make her a car seat blanket (for her friend) with a New York Giants theme. I think this goes above and beyond supporting the team, but I'm happy to have a challenge. They make college-themed fabric too. Just so you know. :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Dandelion Fields

This car seat blanket is for a boy, right? :) I used green polka dot fabric on the handles because I'm guessing the white minky will attract dirt. (How sad is the grass in my back yard?!)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Giveaway Winners!!

By random drawing, our two winners have been chosen!

Congratulations Atkinson Family and Mary Ann Carlile!

Please email to give us your fabric choice and your mailing address.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Car Seat Blanket GIVEAWAY!

We are giving away two car seat blankets!

Here's how to enter:

For ONE entry, leave a comment on this post. (One comment/entry per person.)

For an additional FIVE entries, add our blog to your blog list, or mention this giveaway with a link to our blog on your Facebook or MySpace. (Please leave us your linking address in your comment to make sure you get credit for the five extra entries.)

All entries must be received by Friday, November 21, 2008, at 11:59 p.m.

Winners will get to choose the fabric for their brand new, fancy car seat blanket!

(Winners will be chosen at random.)

Gingham & Flowers

One of my favorite "pink alternatives" for little girls is purple. This particular car seat blanket might be my favorite that I've made. It took making a few to realize that having the handle closure under the car seat handle bar was pretty much genius.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Amy Butler for Boys?

Amy Butler fabrics are ALL darling! I chose this floral print for my cousin Miranda who is due to move to Utah from Hawaii. Is it too girly? We don't know the sex of the baby quite yet . . .

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monday's Child

Hey, look! A girlie car seat blanket that isn't pink! I struggle with the embellishment on the handle idea and I thought the gathered ric-rac trim was the perfect solution. (I don't want flowers and a lot of extra stuff that could fall off and make the handles look unfinished.)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Blue Paisley

I absolutely fell in love with this fabric, then found a soft, almost minky blue fabric for the backing. It turned out so darling!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Green and Blue Floral with Green Minky Dots

The car seat I used for my daughter is purple. Lovely, but it doesn't quite work as well for my now 8 week-old son. So, when I saw these car seat blankets I was in love. It covers the outside of the car seat and doesn't let anyone know what the original color scheme is - unless you look inside. Plus I have an insert that covers the purple on the inside as well (more to come on those later).

When I thought about what fabric I wanted to do for my son, I realized that doing one with the minky fabric on the inside layer would make for a darling (and exceptionally dark) cover for his car seat.

I also enjoyed doing a different stitch on the edge for his.

Green with Pink Paisley

A friend of mine asked me to make her a car seat drape for her baby girl and I was so excited to make a girlie one that I had it done quickly. So quickly that I was almost embarrassed to call and tell her I was bringing it over. (There isn't a baby in the car seat pictured - no need to worry about the frost on the grass...)