Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hoot! Hoot!

I bought this Riley Blake "Hooty" fabric for no particular reason quite a while ago.  When I didn't buy enough blue minky for a quilt I'm making, but it was enough for a car seat blanket, I thought it was serendipitous.  That's right!  I just used a $5 word.  Trust me that this is adorable in person, in case you're distracted by my snowy patio.
car seat canopy with elastic

Friday, November 19, 2010

Flowers - More Girls!

Another girl car seat blanket for the shop. This one is minky, too, and oh so cozy. I love the big print. It's rare to find big prints for our blankets, but I think they look so much better in bigger prints, don't you?

car seat canopy with elastic

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Time For Something Sweet

We recently noticed that our shop was low on the girl car seat blankets.  What the...?!  I had to get a couple of back fabrics, but I already had the tops of these next two.

This one is going to be familiar.  Not to worry, it's the last of this Michael Miller fabric.  I'm not going to drive two hours round trip to get any more of it.
car seat canopy with elastic

I bought this top fabric ages ago.  The stripe I bought to go with it was too masculine for this pretty print, so it's been in the stash.  I think winter white minky was the perfect compliment.
car seat canopy with elastic

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Woodland in Orange and Blue Car Seat Blankets

I had to buy both of these. I thought they would be cute together, then I found the perfect flannel to pair them both with, so voila! Two blankets. Know someone with twins? These would be SO CUTE side-by-side!
car seat canopy with elastic

car seat canopy with elastic

car seat canopy with elastic

car seat canopy with elastic

Friday, October 29, 2010

Michael Miller Black and Lime Dots

I've made two car seat blankets out of this awesome dot fabric from Michael Miller. The first one (made with black striped minky) sold within a couple of days. I know I almost kept the gray minky one for my baby.
car seat canopy with elastic

Rat Race!

I laughed out loud (literally) when I saw this fabric. I had to do a car seat blanket out of it. Too funny! I paired it with a charcoal gray minky that is so soft I want to make sheets out of it. Seriously. Anyway, buy it here.
car seat canopy with elastic-tucked back

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I thought my love affair with Michael Miller's "Plain Jane" fabric had ended because I couldn't find it at any of my usual fabric store haunts.  In fact, I had only seen the giant daisies in one store ever.  I happened to be at that far away store and noticed they had a little bit of the black and red left.  Irresistible.  So here is the last one.  For real:

OK - maybe it's not the last one.  I might have enough of the navy and yellow giant daisy (this store was hiding it, I'm sure of it) to make one of those...

One of the first car seat blankets I made was with the blue version of this sweet toy parade.  The color is so gentle and "baby" and lovely, but it doesn't photograph well.  At least I don't photograph it well.

Just trust me - especially with the minky, this one is delicious.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cowboy and Cotton Blossoms

Now that the weather is cooler, we're back in the mood for minky.  This first one was a special order - her main request was cow fabric to match the interior of her car seat.  I knew I'd seen it everywhere, so I told her it was no problem.  Before I went to every store I know of and found out that everyone loves them some cow fabric.  BAH.  Luckily it was very easy to find online - that just meant an extra week or two to get the order out.

The next one is more of Moda's Cotton Blossoms, this time in red.  Kristi made a pink one and it was so beautiful that it didn't last in the etsy shop for very long.  This one also has minky on the inside.  Very snuggly.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Popular Plain Jane

If I had known many many months ago that the navy, yellow, and white daisy fabric of Michael Miller's Plain Jane line was going to be so popular, I would have bought a lot more of it.  Instead, I had to scour the land for some of the small daisies (the big daisy print is long gone).  This was a custom order - different because I used minky on the back.  (Somehow we've kept our promise that every blanket is unique!)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

BLISSfully Sweet

I went to The Quilting Cottage for something completely unrelated, and ended up with this fabric in stead. I had to get some and make this car seat blanket out of it. Again, I was sad for a nano-second that my baby isn't a girl. So many cute fabric choices out there for girls! This one is Moda's new line, "Bliss." And, yes, the bottom is that yummy paisley minky. I look forward to making more minky car seat blankets soon now that the weather is turning colder. So cuddle-y and warm!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Feeling Fancy

My four year-old daughter is really getting into Fancy Nancy lately.  These last two car seat blankets seem a little fancy to me, too.  I'm easily influenced, apparently. :)

And this one is especially French and classic.  Everything but the color is very Fancy Nancy.

I really like the black and white car seat blankets.  Perfect for baby to focus on and so many other colors will work with it.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cuter in Person

See, this car seat blanket is really really cute in person, but when the picture is so small on our etsy shop it isn't doing the blanket much justice.  Hmmm.  What could the problem be?  Probably my dirty patio.

Sometime last year I was crying about no cute argyle in the quilt shops.  I'm going to take full credit that there is now cute argyle fabric in the quilt shops.  Ha!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Well! It's Been a While

A little burned out from all the sewing.  And, in my case, the pieces in my stash are too small to make car seat blankets with them.  I have made some, though.  A little report of the past month or so.

A custom order for a very loyal customer.  She asked for something with "brown and orange" for a girl.  Can't get much closer than this beautiful fabric, eh?

This Hooty Hoot fabric from Riley Blake is my favorite thing I've seen in the fabric stores lately.  If I had a baby boy right now, this would totally be the car seat blanket I'd want.  Gingham is delicious.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


(The kangaroos are my favorite part of this fabric.)  We're still plugging away at the sewing machines to get ready for our Artisan Fair this weekend.  If you live anywhere near Bountiful, Utah, please come see us!  We'll have all the car seat blankets in our shop available (no shipping costs!) for purchase.  These are very high quality car seat blankets - and yet we aren't charging as much as every other shop we've seen. 

Hope we see you soon!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Can't Resist the Love

I've been jonesing for more of Amy Butler's "Love" fabric.  I really wanted that navy blue bouquet stuff, but I couldn't find it.  I did find the same fabric in plum, which is just as good.  This car seat blanket is one that I would totally use if I had a baby girl right now.

I mixed "Love" with some Riley Blake fabric even though the blues weren't a perfect match.  Doesn't it remind you of dandelions?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Vintage Alphabet

I love the vintage alphabet on this fabric.  Obviously, I guess, since I made one in another color a few months ago.  Wouldn't the two of them together be perfect for twins?  And they're gender neutral.  Right?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Daisies Are Back!

Several months ago I found Michael Miller's fabric with the adorable daisies on it and I bought it in two colors.  It was that cute.  Then I went to a really great quilt shop that is too far away and found a version of that fabric with GIANT flowers on it in navy and yellow.  Irresistible!  Of course all of those car seat blankets have been purchased, but I recently found the navy and yellow in the small version of the daisies.  I love navy blue and yellow together!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

More Animals

I think I've mentioned a few hundred times that boy fabric is kind of hard to come by.  I've had this animal print for ages and I didn't like the underside fabric I bought with it.  Since we've got an Artisan Fair coming up, I decided to just make everything I have fabric for.  I found a blue dot that I bought for another reason, also a long time ago, and now these two fabrics are together at last!

The fabric I bought to go with this originally is orange with orange-er dots.  It hurt my eyes when I put them together.  The store must have been dark.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cute classic toys all over a blue background - hooray!  I love that the background also has jacks (jax?).

We already had a car seat blanket with Riley Blake's "Rainy Day" fabric, but who is resisting those adorable umbrellas?!  I had to make one in green, too.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Plaid and Flowers

I'm obsessed with plaid.  I've seen a few really cool ones in the fabric stores lately.  Finally!  I made this car seat blanket reversible just in case someone else is as obsessed with plaid as I am.

And the other side:

The fabric is Riley Blake's "Felicity."  Remember that show?!  I loved that show.  Until they had that weird flashback/alternative universe ending thing.  What were we talking about?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Custom Order

I've had neighbors come to my home and "shop" for a car seat blanket many times and they usually find one they like.  Last week a friend couldn't find the perfect one in our inventory, so she went to the fabric store herself and brought fabric back to me.  She wanted a car seat cover that was minky on the inside, see.  When this friend had her twins more than a year ago, we gave her two car seat blankets and they both had minky on the under-side.  When the twins got to be too big for the little car seat, this friend put the car seat cover, minky side up, in their swings.  The elastic on the end held the blanket in place and the minky put the babies to sleep every time.  Genius!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Manly Tractors

Seriously - this is the manliest fabric ever!  Tractors, trucks, dirt (pictured, not actual).  And the underside is plaid.  And orange!  What could be more fun for a boy?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Everywhere I Look, Little Girls

I have had four girl car seat blankets (canopies) in cue for a long time. Cousin Kelly is having her first girl (after three boys) and I can't wait to give this happy yellow and orange floral car seat blanket to her! Also, I've made three other girl car seat blankets that are in the shop now. If you'd like to buy any of these or buy a pattern so you can make your own car seat blanket, visit our shop
This one below is so cute, don't you think? I love this line of fabric named "Frolic." It makes me want to do just that - frolic. 
This sweet blue with butterflies and dragon flies is backed with the softest green flannel. 
These "Barefoot Roses" are great for the summer months!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Stuff I Forgot to Blog About

It's been very exciting having our pattern in the shop.  So exciting that I forgot that I'm still making car seat blankets for the people who don't feel like making one for themselves.  That's cool, man.  :)

First, some more jungle stuff for boys.  A very baby-friendly jungle...

This next one has zebra stripes on the inside.  A fun surprise for baby to focus on.

I finally found a combo of Riley Blake's Rainy Day fabrics that I couldn't resist making a car seat blanket with.  Such charming fabric and I love these colors!

Last, but not least, some of Amy Hamblin's "Marabella."  I've used a different fabric or two from this line and I still like it every time I see it.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Our Pattern!

It's finally done!  If any of you know either of us, you know it took us this long because we did it right.  Color photos and step-by-step instructions.  And you can email us if something isn't clear.  It's in the shop right now!

We have physical copies as well if you'd rather be old school and get it in the mail. :) Or, if you'd like us to just make the car seat canopy for you, we have plenty in the shop.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Safari & Vintage Cars

Every time I go to a fabric store I've got in the back of my mind that I need "boy" fabric.  Last week I hit a small jackpot (I think, anyway) and made these two car seat blankets with my treasures:
For more pictures, head over to our shop!

Saturday, May 15, 2010


This car seat blanket was part of a very special photo shoot this morning.  We're making our pattern - complete with step-by-step photos!  You should be so excited about it. :)

Keep checking our etsy shop for a printed version of our pattern.  And if you'd like this one, it's available.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hearting Heather Bailey

Since I'm getting free reign to make girly car seat covers, I thought I'd go for some of the prettiest fabric I know of - Heather Bailey's "Nicey Jane" line:

One of them is already gone!  Go check out the shop before it's too late.  :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Next Time Won't You Sing With Me?

I really like a fabric with the alphabet on it... if it's done right, I mean.  This one is all vintage-y and I love the font and I LOVE the charcoal background. 

I can finally go outside for pictures again!  Look at that fun honeycomb pattern for the inside fabric.

The other one I made yesterday is girly and gingham and pink and flowers!

More pictures in the etsy shop right now!