Sunday, October 14, 2012

Chipping Away at the Sewing To Do List...

Last night was one of those rare nights when what I really needed to do was put down my fabric and back slowly away from the sewing machine.  Things just weren't coming out the way that I pictured in my head...

Of course with the nesting bug pretty much in control these days, that just wasn't going to happen.  So I pushed through my wasted three hour disaster (it was supposed to be a canopy cover for the car seat, but, in my quest to make it fitted I made it slightly too small, causing an opening and closing disaster), and in the end scraped the project, cut off the ends, folded it over and made it square, and made it into a receiving blanket.

The car seat cover, which I need to photograph, was part of the project I worked on until 3 am two nights ago.  It matches the blanket I made earlier in the week, using the sports pattern flannel and minky in alternating squares.  The cover itself didn't take too long... but the fitted headrest cover that I created took hours to piece together and is one of my proudest sewing accomplishments, since it was so tricky. I finished up with making covers for all the strap pads on the car seat in the wee hours of the morning, which meant the entire car seat cover project took eight hours of night time sewing (I get in a sewing zone where time just flies by and I'm suddenly shocked at how close to morning it suddenly is!).  I spent the last hours of last night making a car seat bunting, since I suddenly realized that every single infant car seat here is already covered with one and that leads me to believe that they're going to be pretty necessary with a little one, to protect him from the icy air.

I did spend quite a bit of time wondering while I was sewing where all the fabric disappeared to in the car seat/blanket/bunting project.  I had 12 yards (6 of minky and 6 of flannel) and I'm down to the last little pieces.

Tonight I have orders to get out, which will be a nice little break from the frantic baby item sewing that's been going on.

I've come to the conclusion, as we've now passed the threshold into 36 weeks, that October needs to slow down...  It's going by way too fast and somehow my to do list keeps getting longer rather than shorter!

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