Our high chair is a sturdy old thing. It has made it through two soon to be three babies, but the cover was just not doing it for me.
It was the cover that came with the chair and it was well loved, pilly and just done. So I trudged all of us up to Joann to attempt to make a new one without a pattern or a clue. and You can do it. You can. Really.
It actually turned out to be a quick and easy project!
What I used:
ric rac- on hand
oil cloth (yes. Joann sells oilcloth now!) for 50% off with coupon
canvas- was 50% off right now
bias tape. i bought extra wide double fold because its the easiest to work with with a 50% coupon
ribbon for ties (and then I sealed the edges with a lighter)
thread- 0n hand
batting- 5 dollars
I then traced around the previous cover giving each section about an inch extra all the way around and without even having to cut the cover apart, i visually dissected each section until I had all of the pieces that made up the cover, then sewed it all together. I sewed in the padding and added ties, and I might add the hole for the belt (which is a large button hole) but for now, I think it's fine. I doubt she will be standing any time soon, trying to climb out.
The oilcloth was a lot easier to sew with than what I have bought before, not as thick, but it is still washable and wipe able. I bought a darker pattern so that it would hide messes better. There was a cute polka dot print but the background was white, and all I could think about was spaghetti night.
I bought too much oil cloth, so I plan on making some reuseable baggies and a bib or two.
I admit lately, I have been seriously lacking in the creativity department. My priorities have been elsewhere, which was perfectly fine, but when I did get an opportunity to sit down for fun, all I ever heard was crickets.
I think yesterday's little outfit sparked something back up again. I was kind of off today, so I thought I would spend some time sewing. I got out this vintage lace that I have been hoarding for something special, and designed a little dress.
It turned out exactly how I pictured it in my head :) The front and back have pleats with the same trim.
This lace and trim is just gorgeous. I was scared to use it and not like the project and be disappointed for getting it out, but I am very happy I went for it.
I have a ruffle diaper cover that will go perfect with this too!
Sorry if it is getting monotonous with posts of outfits I have made, but I wanted to post this one because it was so easy to make.
I made the onesie from one I had here already, dipped a pencil eraser in black paint for the necklaces and then dipped the end of a paint brush in for the other size of the necklaces. I also glued on some rhinestones to give it a sparkle and then added a ribbon bow.
The tutu was a no sew tutu that I have done before. Easiest way to add some flair to a onesie, for sure!
The headband is from my sister in law. We even have matching ones! Yeah, we are pretty cool like that.
The other night, driving home, I started thinking about our furniture. Namely, our sofas
Isn't it fun to look around online and dream? Be inspired? Or better yet, find a great deal?
We got a great deal on our couches five years ago, but they aren't my favorite piece of furniture in the house. My husband and I both agreed though, that buying couches while our kids are so little might not be the smartest thing. We bought leather before our first was born, because of
kids. They are so easy to wipe down. And our couches tell a story already. Sharpie on one from Jackson when the boys wanted tattoos, marker on the back because of Jaden learning how to color, a scissor mark from when Micah sat down with a pair of scissors in his pocket, and a white pen mark from one of my scrapbooking sessions. Sadly, this is all on the same sofa!
All of these marks are subtle, but tell a story of our lives. Kinda makes me love the ones we have, after all!