Wednesday, April 4, 2012

An angel with a hat

This gorgeous hat is available from Havalah, whom we have dubbed "Crochet Boss". She's just *that* good. The cute factor is certainly thrown over the top when you look at the teensie-weensie angel wearing it though. :) (And no, this is not my little one, she's still 'on the inside').

Many thanks to Melissa from Snap In Time Photography in Rochester, NY.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Carseat Recover

After having three babies ride around in a faded gray and black carseat, I thought it was high time I got a pretty carseat. Taking some clues from this tutorial, and adding a little of my own interpretation, this is what I came up with. I'm dying to put a teensy-weensy girl into this carseat!

My favorite part of the entire project is the candy-stripe visor. It's just something different than expected, right? 

The fabrics used are:
Tea Cakes Ribbons & Roses Vanilla, designed by Verna Mosquera for Free Spirit.
Tea Cakes Sugary Stripe Raspberry from the same collection
and Tea Cakes Petit Fours Spring Green from the same collection (this one is no longer available on

I did not want to add in a boring newborn head support cushion that covered up all my work, so I created a pattern for an insert myself and made one from the leftover floral fabric!