Saturday, April 09, 2011

Kinda Proud of Myself

Let me start out by saying that I'm not comfortable "tooting my own horn." I'm a firm believer in my actions speaking louder than my words and I'd much rather show you what I'm "good" at rather than tell you. BUT this is different. I just finished a small-ish project for baby girl which I am so proud of and wanted to show you. It's not anything new or groundbreaking, but it was a challenge and I'm mostly just happy I got it done.

I was inspired by the cart cover that Mandy got for Jack from this shop on etsy. It's much nicer than many cart covers I've seen and I loved the fabric she uses. The cheap thrifty side of me decided I couldn't pay what she was asking and figured I could make it myself. This is what I decided to tackle:

 (image courtesy of tinderdesigns)

I ended up finding a pattern for a cart cover that I planned to follow but in the end I just wrote down the measurements from the one Mandy had and kinda just winged it from there. This one is professionally sewn so obviously it's MUCH nicer than mine but for my first cart cover, I must say it ain't too shabby. It wasn't supposed to be too difficult of a project but the perfectionist in me had to have it "just so" and perhaps it took me a bit longer than it should have. Brian helped me with a few of the details (poking himself several times with the pins...hehe) and in the end, it turned out just how I wanted a fraction of the cost! Even better right?!

Hopefully baby girl appreciates the hours I slaved spent working on something cute for her.

Looks like she approves!


Carrie McCray said...

ok that is gorgeous!! turned out so well! and I love the fabric pattern...i cant believe you found the same one. she is SO stylin'

Deborah said...

It's very nice, Mandy. Congratulations on taking the initiative to do it, AND you saved some bucks!

marilyn said...

You should brag on yourself! you've earned the right to do so. One of my sayings is, "it's a poor dog that won't wag his/her own tail!"
And that beautiful little daughter--well, what can I say?? the both of you are soooo blessed!!!

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