I finally completed a project I've been wanting to do for a while now. It helps that now I have my own sewing machine so I can have at it whenever I have free time. Ela's high chair is a hand-me-down that someone gave us. It's in great shape and serves its purpose so I can't complain... except for the color of the padding. It's just ugly. Here, you can see for yourself:
So Ela and I picked out some fun fabric and I got to work. Here's Ela posing with the fabric for her "new" high chair:
And here's Ela in her high chair with no cover while the project was in progress. I had to include this video 'cause it makes me laugh. I've entitled it "Ela Eats with a Fork":
(there have been some difficulties in uploading the video. I will try againAnd the finished project. It feels fresh, it feels new, it feels pretty. It took me a couple of nights of work for a total of about 4 hours (includes trial-and-error so I'd get it done much faster if I did it again) and it cost me $4. Not bad!
to upload it later so check back again. I promise it will be worthwhile.)
In other news, Ela seems to have come down with a little bit of a virus. She's running a fever, got a runny nose and a little bit of diarrhea. She has to go on the "brat" diet: banana, rice, apple, toast. Basically anything high in fiber. I hope this doesn't last long and that she starts feeling better soon. Now that I think of it, she hasn't been sick at all since a mild cold she had in December so I can't complain, but it's still no fun having a sick baby.
Before & After
Goes to show that you don't need a new high chair, just an old one with a makeover!
Labels: fork, high chair, sew
My sister, Megan, has inspired my creativity. I don't know if I'll ever have the time but if I do, here are some things I'd like to make for Ela:
This cute pillow case dress (instructions here
This twirly skirt
. I'd also like to make one for me someday. Maybe before my trip to Florida--it would make a great beach skirt. I could even wear it to Ashley and Cole's beach wedding.
For the upcoming winter months I'd like to make Ela a sweater, scarf and hat. Here's the adult hat pattern
. Now I just need to find the baby sized one. My sister, Megan
, has the link to the sweater on her blog and the scarf doesn't need a pattern. Oh yes, and I need to find the time. I suppose I will one of these days.
for the summer.
Labels: craft, dress, make, sew, skirt, Tia Meg