A Merry Go Round Blanket (Crocheted) from Red Heart
A Stuffed Turtle (from Make It and Love It)
A Car Seat Canopy (reversible even!) from Sweet 'n' Sassy Girls: A Mom Blog
(A special thank you to the Thrift Shop for letting me borrow a car-seat off the rack to take this FAB photo.
Yes, I'm aware it's a little blurry... it was time to go home, lol)
I really liked this project. Next time, I may not make it reversible, but solely because it's SO much easier to not have to line up the little tabs on either side and sew them together (aka, I'm lazy). The other side is a solid navy blue. It's made of seer sucker, since it's a summer baby - this way, Mom will be able to keep the sun off munchkin (and dirty fingers, and sneezes and curious strangers), but baby will still stay nice and cool. Having thrown it over my head... it's kinda nice in there! :-P This one sewed up pretty quickly too - again, about 2 hours for the first go-round! In fact, this MAY become my "standard 'welcome to the world' gift"... It used 2 yards of fabric, and basically 4 inches of velcro. Bean may get one of these with fleece on the inside and "windbreaker" material on the outside. You could even make it with just ONE yard of fabric if it was fleece (doesn't need to be hemmed) or if you hemmed or bound all the edges somehow (oooh... crochet bind the edge maybe?)
All that's left now is to write these mommies some notes and take a trip to the post office! Which means I better get moving, since it closes in an hour...
Anyone out there been doing any fun projects lately? Post a link in the comments so I can check it out!