Mitchell out of town + me by myself = lots of free time. I never seem to get much accomplished (sewing projects, cleaning etc) when Mitchell is around … because, well, hanging out with Mitchell is just much more fun. So with Mitchell out of town to a work seminar this weekend I decided to take advantage of my bored state and work on some projects.
I introduce you to the car seat cover thingy. I sent a picture of it to Mitchell and he said: “it looks like material from an old throw pillow I would find at DI” Uhhhh … its cute … its got a vintage vibe … and its not screaming pink. I guess Mitchell and I will never quite see eye to eye when it comes to style/taste. He should be grateful I didn’t make something with weird teddy bears, etc on it.
Total cost: $6.00 (yellow fabric on sale at Hancock Fabric and the lining is a sheet from a thrift store. Cha ching!
I had a co-worker give us a bunch of her old baby stuff …. this wonderful gem included …
The poor thing (the boppy pillow) could use a face lift. I am definitely not a good plastic surgeon, so I entrusted the help of my sweet mom. As we were dissecting this lovely creature we discovered that there wasn’t an actual pillow form under that “cute” material … just a bunch of stuffing … so that made it slightly more complicated. But my mom is a genius and with her brains we managed to transform it into this:
please ignore the fact that is hasn’t been ironed yet and it still needs a zipper in the back …
Total cost: $4.00 (clearance material, this runs around $35 new) boo ya!
My grandma found this Bumbo seat at a thrift store. And I love that it is mint green, after all, mint is one of the “it” colors this season.
Total cost: under $5.00 (compared to the $35 you would pay for it new)
I also found this cute, practically brand new minky blanket at Savers
Total cost: $1.00
Boppy … Bumbo … Minky …. who the heck comes up with these names? Whoever it is … should be fired.
So overall, I’m proud to say that we are beating the system. Take that you, expensive- baby –product- making companies. No, I will not be buying your over priced baby stuff. In. Your. Face.