Friday, January 15, 2010

SYTYC audition piece



We were told today we could post our projects on our blog...so here it is. I loved checking out the other projects. You can see them also on SYTYC.

Problem #1: Have you ever had your baby kick off a beautiful baby quilt while in their car seat? Ahh, it's the worst, not to mention if you were unfortunate enough to have your blanket land on a dirty store floor, or the pavement! I have had this happen and it's just plain horrible....I knew I had a problem.....

Problem #2: The dilema of how to keep little baby warm, the cold air would always sneak under blankets and make those little toes all cold.....yet we live where it's not super cold all the time, so I wanted a blanket that could be versatle enough to be used when it gets a little warmer too......
Solution: A car seat blanket, that stays with the car seat. I can't tell you how happy I am that I made this! In the morning when I drive the kids to school I can quickly get my little princess up last, put her in her car seat and snuggle her up to brave the morning chill.
I fold up the top flap (it is designed to tuck under baby and stay snug) then fold over the two other flaps....in the morning's I have her little arms secured under the blanket. When it gets a little warmer the bottom flap can be removed! The best part is that it's really easy to sew, the front can be made as fancy......or as simple as you want. Or of course if you are anything like me, you could have several of these...you know just in case you are feeling a little spunky, or playful, or even simple with just a monogram....Trust me you will want one (or many) for your little one, or to make for someone you know!

13 comments:

  1. I voted for you! Loved it. So cute and functional! what a great idea!

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  2. I came to you by way of sytyc--and I'm so glad I've found your blog--you are UBER creative!
    do you plan on making your audition piece into a tutorial? it's fabulous!

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  3. I'm here from SYTYC, and I'm dying for you to turn this into a tutorial!

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  4. I voted for this! and also hoping to see a tute for it!!

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  5. Thanks everyone for your kind words....it's my goal to do a tutorial or pattern or something...I have been asked to teach this at a local quilt store in my home town, so I do have to make a pattern....I just have to actually do it! Hopefully soon ;-)

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  6. Found you through SYTYC, Love this idea!!! Please please make a tutorial!!!

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  7. Found you at SYTYC aswell. I voted for yours, I would LOVE a tute for the blanket :)

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  8. Is the baby included?!? Mine are all grown, but would have found this very useful, back in the day! Best of luck and I encourage you to teach the you LYS (local yarn shop) ~j.

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  9. I voted for you! I have been looking for the one who made this!!! I am IN LOVE with this and REALLY wish I had it when my son was little. But, there is always the next ones! Can't wait to make it!!!! Congrats on making the contests! I can't wait to see what you come up with next!!

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  10. Your car seat blanket is genious! I look forwrd to a tutorial as well. Simply beautiful. BTW I followed you here from SYTYC

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  11. I saw this entry on SYTYC and LOVED it. So beautiful AND functional--the best kind of crafts--and voted for you. Can't wait for a pattern if you decide to share it! Good luck in the contest! I also love your scallop circle quilt a few posts back!

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  12. Making something more like a BundleMe might be easier!

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