Following the very sage advice from Barb & Mary Nanna – for which BIG thanks – figure I *do* have a number of bags – casual, smart, plastic and some even water-proof – which can be trialled over the next few weeks to help me work out what’s really needed from a diaper bag.
Therefore abandon an Orla Kiely knock-off-inspired diaper bag last-minute-before-baby-arrives sewing project, and instead embark on baby bouncer cover last-minute-before-baby-arrives sewing project.
The bouncer seat was given us by the lovely M&F as part of their generous donation to our new family, but I fancied something a bit more monochrome, to fit in with my love of black and white furnishing fabrics – see background of most photos on this blog.
Regular visitors here may recognise the snake-charming effect that IKEA fabrics have on me & my wallet. In fact there’s an entire annexe of the stash under the sofa which consists largely of their monochrome mid-century modern prints that have won my heart.
So what better use to put this ovals-decorated fabric to, than as the star attraction in this updated bouncer. Bear seems to like bouncer. Hope baby does too. If the aesthetic don’t ring his/her bells, the bouncer vibrates at two different speeds. What’s not to like? ;-)
I faithfully copied the original cover, complete with high tech features including:
- seat & body of cover made from fabric – wadding – shower curtain fabric – therefore padded, AND leak-proof, we hope. Shower curtain fabric from the ever marvellous John Lewis.
- support strap with side release buckles and twill binding from MacCulloch & Wallis (reasonably good selection of haberdashery, fixings etc – cute looking website, but in-store old-school customer service with a scowl. NO refunds NO exchanges NO credit. Oh, ok then.).
Oh and in case you’re wondering, baby is due today. Must prepare by wrestling bottle of fizz from bear’s paw and popping it in fridge.