For those that don't know, we are expecting our third child sometime in September. SO--I have been doing some sewing/nesting in preparation.
The first thing on my list was to find a way to spruce up my old Beco 4G babycarrier. Marcus and Sophie pretty much lived in this carrier from the time they were babies until they were as old as 3 or 4. It had seen a lot of use to say the least. The straps were faded, and I had sort of fallen out of love with the fabric.
Here are the before pictures of the carrier:
And here are the after pictures:
I starting out trying to dye the carrier with rit dye in the washing machine. I was trying to re-darken the faded, black straps. That didn't really do much. (Just made a mess in my washer!) I probably should have used a better type of dye, but I was impatient and just wanted to get this project finished.
|Here is me doing my "Vanna White pose" with the baby carrier. I always feel like such an idiot getting my picture taken for these sewing projects. :)|
I had enough fabric left over to sew a matching nursing cover.
|Here's the matching nursing cover. As you can see, I only know one "Vanna White" pose. You can also see that I haven't gotten around to weeding much this pregnancy.|
Thanks for looking!