Friday, July 20, 2012

Car Seat Canopy

Friday, July 20, 2012
Baby will be here officially next week.  If she doesn't come on her own before next Wednesday, I am scheduled to be induced.  My babies tend to be big (like my last three were 9 1/2 pounds or bigger) so my Dr. is kind enough to let me have them a week early.  (and yes, all 3 of them WERE 7 days early- even the 10 lb 6 oz. one)  I have not had a car seat canopy with any of my children, but I love the idea of them, so I decided to make one.  I bought this fabric from Pick Your Plum when they had a deal on this gorgeous Riley Blake fabric.  I'm so glad I did- it worked just perfectly.  But, since it's summer, I wanted to be able to add some ventilation and let some air flow through it so she wouldn't get so hot.  That's when I decided to add the ribbons to allow me to cinch up the canopy if I need/ want to.
Here it is cinched up all the way.  When baby is awake, I can open it up so she can have fresh air, but it still shades her more than just the cover that came with the seat.  I can adjust how much it's cinched if she's asleep and I just want to give her more air.
The other thing I added was this little peek-a-boo window so I could peek in on her while she's sleeping without disturbing her.
I'm so happy with how it turned out.  Now to get her here to enjoy it! :)

So, what do you think?  Is this something you'd like a tutorial on?  Have you modified a car seat canopy?  I'd love to see your projects- leave me a link in the comments and I'll check them out.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

xoxo,
Amy
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11 comments:

chris said...

The peekaboo ribbon detail was sheer genius. I hope you're doing well and that baby comes soon. :) xo

Linda said...

Thia is the best design I have seen for these covers. I would like a turorial so I can make one for my new great-granddaughter coimg in August. Take care.

Lynne Tilley said...

Amy, you did a fantastic job, and to be able to put something like that together at the tail end of your pregnancy! I'm so impressed with your energy. My 2nd granddaughter was born yesterday, so I'm feeling the glow of pride, and I wish you and your family many blessings next week!!

Lindsay said...

great job. That is just beautiful. Your talent always amazing me.

Amy C said...

I love the peek-a-boo window you put on this and also the ribbon cinches. What a great idea! I've made a few car seat canopy's, but I've never really modified one. I LOVE yours! I hope you are feeling well and that baby comes soon! {After you are moved into the basement tho. :)}

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

I seriously love this!! I would love it even more if you had a tutorial :)

Lorene (just Lu) said...

Amy, I love love LOVE it! It is gorgeous and perfect. Baby girl will be riding in style. Good luck and advance congratulations :)

Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

Love it! Remembered that we were due rather close together, so stopped by to check in. Wishing you MUCH luck in the next week. I ended up needing to be induced early due to a medical issue with the little guy. So, he's already here! :) Hope everything goes great for you!!

Debra said...

It is so beautiful! The ribbon detail really sets it apart!!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This is so cute, Amy! I can't believe all the details. Awesome job!!! And the fabric is perfect :)

chris said...

Just saw Gwen mention you had your darling baby. Congratulations!

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