Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Layered Crochet Flower Headband

We are loving this tiny girl so much. The kids are constantly wanting to hold her and kiss her, it is so sweet. 

I had to make her a custom headband for her tiny head, and I came up with this new flower style. It is 3 layers of crocheted flowers, and I love how it turned out. 

I also love how the skinny elastic is perfect for her, a lot of wider headbands are just too big for her little head, but the skinny elastic is just right. 

Do you like the headband? You can buy one in a custom size from the Etsy shop. I can do many other colors so if you want a color other than pink, just let me know and I can do it for you. I plan on making and listing more in different colors eventually, but things definitely take me longer to do now with 3 kids so it may take me a while to get to.

Friday, May 18, 2012

She is Here!

 Baby #3 (Girl #2) made her arrival on Mother's Day at 3:09AM. I received the best Mother's Day present that anyone could ever ask for.
 She is tiny and perfect at only 5 lbs. 7 oz. and 19 inches long

She is by far my smallest so far, but has been the healthiest. My other babies had issues with jaundice, but not this one. She is long and skinny and squirmy and so fun. 

 Needless to say we have been spending a lot of time just watching this little beauty. We are very blessed.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Car Seat Cover

I have been busy getting ready for baby who is due any day now. I am technically not due until May 31st, but my son was born at 37 weeks, and I will be 37 weeks this Thursday. I am just trying to not get my hopes up too much that she will be early like him.

A good friend of ours gave us this car seat and I decided that I wanted a cover for it. With our other two kids, we just threw a blanket over the whole car seat, but it would slip off easy or blow off in the wind. I am hoping this one will work better, although I did just see one with elastic along the bottom and I might try that too if I find the time.

I used this tutorial from cluck cluck sew and it was super easy and quick. I think the hardest part for me is cutting everything out because I am a perfectionist.

 My son keeps putting his sister's dolls in the car seat, pretty cute.

I just used some light cotton fabric from Joann's. Since she will be mostly using this during the summer, we wanted something light that wouldn't absorb too much heat. 

The handles of my car seat are at a weird angle, so my velcro attachments had to be at a weird angle too. I just laid the cover on top of the car seat and then eyeballed where they should go. 

See, super easy, basically it is just a big rectangle with rounded corners and then two smaller rectangles with velcro. Can't wait for baby girl to come so we can use it!