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.


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

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!


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