Sunday, February 3, 2013

Maternity Leave

Almost two weeks ago two angels joined our family.

Needless to say, this blog is going to take a back seat to more important things.  I may still manage to post about a few projects I've done recently.  But it's not a priority.  Snuggling these two little girls and their older sister is priority #1.  Sleep is definitely up there in the top five when I can manage it.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Toddler Seat Cover

When we were looking to move our toddler out of the high chair, my hubby let me know he wasn't thrilled with the idea of booster seats.  He feels that they aren't that secure and safe.  His solution?  A bar stool with the legs cut down a little.  I was fine with the idea until I started pricing stools, particularly ones with backs.  Yikes!  They get pricy really quick!  Luckily I stumbled on a floor model that was on clearance and snatched it up.

The seat was covered in a micro-fiber like material so I thought it would work out great.  But we noticed it was staining easily and my mom warned me that it would looked well used very quickly.

Enter my husbands idea to make some sort of cover for it.  Of course it was one of those "WE should make a cover for it" statements that meant  "I should make a cover for it."  We'll just assume it was a manifestation of his confidence in my ability.

So I grabbed some PUL fabric on sale, and this is what I came up with.  The design is a combination of  my hubby's idea and my own.  It ties on all four legs, but also has flaps that are long enough to wrap around part of the bottom to be joined with a small bungee cord.  It's been in use for a few days now and it seems to be working out okay.

It stays in place, cleans up easily, and our little one seems to be happy with it.  Better yet, it was one of those one day projects.  Love those.