Category: Crafting

Ready for the Cold

The cold weather is here!  And it arrived just in time for our last Stroller Strength exercise class.  It’s a good thing I finished sewing this blanket for Corinne last night.  It’s a double layer of fleece with a fleece binding.  I added some straps that can be used to tie it to her car seat or stroller.  It worked out really well in class this morning since it was soooo windy!  I didn’t have to worry about her blanket falling off.  Since coats aren’t safe in the carseat this is our plan for keeping Corinne warm this winter!

Little Head

 Corinne and I go to an exercise class twice a week.  At the first class the instructor told use to put a hat and gloves in the car for the little ones and ourselves so we’re prepared in case there’s a chilly morning.  So of course I set out to make a hat and mittens for Corinne.  I grabbed a pattern that my mom gave me and set about making the smallest hat on the pattern without measuring, assuming it would fit.  Boy was I wrong!  It was huge!!!  It says it’s for infants.  I don’t know where they found the infant they used for sizing.  So I had to come up with a different plan.
I opted for a custom (easier) hat.  The first one didn’t work out.  I forgot to divide my panel length in half.  But the third time was a charm!!  I used scrap fabric from her Halloween costume to make this jester hat and pom poms.  Isn’t she the silliest, cutest thing ever?