April 15, 2010

My Creative Space - re-purposed & re-cycled



After driving back to Canberra from Sydney at Easter I felt bad for Anya's little head rolling around while she slept. Her new big-girl car seat doesn't have the same wings/head support. So I made this little pillow for her this week from a flannelette pillow case that came with her cot sheets! I probably didn't need a pattern but used this one minus the lions head :-)


She is sitting in her 'boat' (the washing basket) now using it while watching Sesame street! She was very excited to help me make it (did some pinning and lifting the machine foot up and down) and see the end result. It would be lovely and soft in a minky fabric!



We also made this sweet vintage lace hair clip and have been sharing it (different to the other one I made)! This is the first time she has let me put something in her hair and it lasted a whole morning! Considering I make hair accessories for my little business it might be nice to finally be able to model them on my own child!!! Mind you we are still waiting for more hair!



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Ed's note: Oh and if you want a sneak peak at some of the goodies in Shop Handmade which opens TOMORROW!!! Go to Posie's blog for a visual feast!

14 comments:

Amanda said...

I really do need something like that for my little ones necks...She is too cute, and that clip is adorable!!!

Missy_Minzy said...

Your girl is pretty, Rosa! I so liking that little pillow! The color is just fab! X

Brenda said...

Anya makes a gorgeous model!

I really wish I lived much closer to Canberra, so I could have a look around the new "Shop Handmade" shop. Thanks for your lovely comment, I hope everyone involved sells a huge amount!!

Jennie said...

We need one of those too!
Its a perfect custom made one, love the hair clip too!

Kirsty said...

Excellent neck cushion. I always felt so bad when I'd see my floppy headed sleepers in the rear view mirror.

Violet and Rose said...

How sweet is that clip? I love it.

Tania said...

Fab floppy sleeper solution! (and if it's any consolation, none of my kids have ever needed even a sliver of a hair trim before the age of four. No dignity...)

Little Ted Canvas said...

Great idea that neck pillow, that's just what we need...

Chicken Willow said...

Both my kids have a neck roll in their car seats, mind you they've grown a bit since I made them so might have to make some new ones soon. Your's looks lovely, flannelette is a good idea.

Cotton Kiwi said...

Your little girl is adorable! Fingers crossed she keeps letting you put the hair clips in!

Melanie said...

Ooh, I really like the car pillow idea - we have the same problem since my girl moved from the baby seat to the bigger one.

Polka Dot Daze said...

Very good idea to make our own special pillow for the car, it looks like it will be very comfy.
Love the hair clip too.

midge said...

i think i need one of those. i wake up with such a sore neck after my nanna nap. what a gorgeous little girl and so good to pose with her neck cusion. i lve your hair clips too

june at noon said...

The hair clip is so gorgeous, simple and sweet! (My daughter is 3 and her hair is curly, so it still looks a lot shorter than it actually is, *and* it's super slippery and won't keep clips in it. I think she'll be a teenager before I can decorate her!)