Pink thread in the sewing machine makes me happy!
We've had crazy weather lately! First it rains for days, even sleets, and is cold like winter. Then we get some 90 degree hot sun-blaring days. One thing I do like about summer heat though is letting the baby live in a onsie or a little dress. Cute! But, the other day my sweet-usually-good-as-gold baby screamed the whole way home in the car. It was one of those hot days and yes, I had her in a onsie. By the time I got home and got her out of the car she was sputtering, stiff, screaming still, and red in the face. It made me very sad, but what was sadder still was to see what had been wrong that whole time. The top of each little thigh had a deep red line across it where the carseat belt had cut into it when she kicked. One sad baby and one sad mama to think I hadn't noticed that would happen. My next project quickly became carseat belt covers and they came out pretty cute so I thought I'd share.
I love these also because they aren't bulky or too short or made with synthetic fabric. They are made with cool, soft, absorptive cotton for summer, but cover up the brutal edges of the straps very nicely. For now they are adorable bunched up in a slouchy look but as we let out the straps as she grows, they will still cover any edges that could be uncomfortable against her neck or thighs.
Slouchy Carseat Belt Covers
(p.s. The color of the fabric did not change from the last picture. Ahem. I just had to finish working on it at night after the children were in bed. Sometimes a project that should take about an hour really takes 2 days..)
(Yes. No. Once again the fabric color did not change. It day 2 and the morning sun makes the color pale. All my meager editing skills could not undo the changes even with appropriate camera settings. *Sigh* I am found out.)