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Grandma’s Chair, renewed!

I’m really excited to show off this finished chair!  I had fun recovering it with some of Amy Butler’s new Love collection.  I ended up ripping some seams from the old cover to make sure I would have the proper fit.  I just cut the pieces like they were a pattern. 

The chair is pretty interesting, here’s some of the info on the underneath of the seat:

It also came with a handy tool (an allen wrench) secured by a loop, for when you need to take the chair apart.  I needed to replace the foam padding as part of this project as well.  Not sure if I used the right stuff, but it looks pretty good to me.  The old padding was so gross! It had disinegrated into tiny crumbs of sand = not good for sitting.

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Gift for friends

I’m sending out gifts to a couple friends of mine tomorrow, thought I’d share what’s inside:

This is a diaper keeper (you’ve seen this fabric before ;)).  I love this idea, my diaper bag will never be the same without one.  I think it’s so useful and keeps the diapers just how they’re supposed to be, not all smooshed and full of crumbs at the bottom of the bag.  Yay!  Whoever came up with this idea is pretty cool in my book.  I used this tutorial, it’s really great, lots of great photos and well explained.  This tutorial was one of the first tutorials I ever used.  Hope baby Parker’s mom & dad can get a little use out of it!

My second gift I’m sending out is a make-up bag (with my favorite fabric so far), to my dear friend Toni.  She’s been a great friend to me, and we had some fun times back in college.  Hope you had a great birthday Toni!

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Fleece Hat – Camo Style

My mom commissioned me to make this hat (haha mom, if you’re reading this you can get a sneak peak) for a co-worker’s baby boy.  The dad likes all things hunting and camo, so here you go!  A camouflage hat!  This hat was beyond simple and quick to make, maybe 15 mintues tops.  I highly recommend Martha’s instructions, plus she gives a ton of variations to try.  I made these before about 7 years ago for my cousin’s daughters.  I guess I’ve been sewing longer than I thought. Anyway, hope it keeps him warm and cozy…