Sunday, March 14, 2010

Car Seat Tent

The first time I heard of the car seat tent was when I received one when my youngest was born. Before then, I was totally deprived and had to use a blanket on top of the baby car seat.


Since I know two babies born in my life in the last month, a nephew and a practically nephew (is that what you call the son of the woman who is "practically" your sister?) I decided I wanted to make a couple of these awesome inventions.


It just so happened that day that on Summo's Sweet Stuff blog, she had posted a great tutorial. So I didn't even have to make it up as I went.


The baby's Mama's have very different personalities, so the tents came out very different. First tent, I'll call "Vintage Baby Boy".





I ABSOLUTELY adore this fabric. I have it in pink too. I made several diaper bags out of it a few years ago. Thinking about making a few more, but no one seems to be having girls!




Pictures don't really do it justice, but I forgot to take any until I delivered the present, oops!~



On my second tent, I was feeling a little braver and added my own special touch. I call him "Baby Monkey". Not very clever, I know. I spent all my creativity making the darn thing.






I cut the monkey out on my cricut. It only took me 10 tries, but I finally found the wonder under that worked the best. ***Tip*** cut it fabric side down, that way the blade doesn't catch on the fabric.


I appliqued my cute baby monkey on the bottom right side on the contrasting fabric.

I love the bows on the tents for the girls, but for the boys, I wasn't so sure. I went with buttons our of my button box.
So I gave away my baby car seat when my little boy grew out of it a few months ago. I of course didn't remember this until I tried to take a picture of my tent. The closest thing I could find....Cooper's 4 wheeler. Same size, same shape, just no handle.




Anyway, I hope they love them as much as I did. I think they are a must for winter babies.

5 comments:

Summer said...

Yours turned out great! Nice work!

- Sumo

Amanda Jones said...

thanks for your comment on my blog... and yes you should try a tutorial, they really aren't that bad!
Your car seat tent is so cute! I will defiantly have to make one of these when I have kids!

Duchess said...

<3 i luv it!!! i have been using a blanket 2 cover him- u r awesome (of course)!

Bobbie said...

That is so cool! Thanks for linking up to link up to check me out saturdays over at my blog www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

jenjen said...

That is such a great project. I wish they had had those when I had babies. And the monkey is adorable!

Thanks so much for linking up to my party! I really appreciate it!

XOXO
Jen

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