A while back I had a friend contact me about making a car seat "tent" as a baby gift. I had one pattern already but it wasn't spectacular so I went searching for a pattern that was a bit more fun. I found a BONANZA of adorable patterns available through Heather's Craft Corner. Amazing.
I found Heather's Craft Corner through Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/heathers-craft-corner/patterns
She has 28 patterns available through Ravelry. Everything from hats and scarves, to blankets and boot toppers. Lovely designs! She has put a lot of time into making her designs workable yet so attractive. Just drawn to making them! :)
According to her biography on Ravelry, Heather Ormond has been crocheting since she was a teen and knitting for about a year. The designs she has for sale are crocheted. Her etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeathersCraftCorner?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav is a great place to see her variety of infant car seat canopy patterns. They are GREAT! My favorite is https://www.etsy.com/listing/201066243/crochet-pattern-chevron-car-seat-canopy?ref=shop_home_active_1. Chevron/ zigzag patterns are all the rage right now so this one is especially timely and very smart looking for either a baby boy or a baby girl. I really want to focus my comments on these baby canopy designs because the do meet a range of needs are are so innovative
I guess what attracted me to the idea of the car seat canopy is my own experience with car seats. I've seen some of those really nice car seat covers where a baby is basically snuggled down and mom can zip the top closed while transporting the baby in and out of the cold breeze. My daughter and son were born many years ago now but we had car seats for both of them. My daughter was ALWAYS warm. She really fussed if you tried to wrap her up tight in anything and the idea of zipping her into something would have caused an infant outcry like you would not believe. The car seat canopy design would have been perfect for my daughter. A way to protect her from the elements but also allow breathing space she needed. (turns out she used to get very car sick as a child so that didn't help the whole car seat situation) I know I am not the only mom who has this experience. If you live in warmer climates, and I have made commissions for those who live in Southern states, or a new mom just wants a little extra coverage in the Spring, Summer, Fall in the North East, this is the PERFECT solution. Heather's Craft Corner runs a special https://www.etsy.com/listing/111958220/crochet-pattern-any-2-patterns?ref=shop_home_active_2, buy two patterns for $8.00 (US), which of course I may have to use :).
I've introduced you to Heather Ormond's car seat canopy but she has another innovative design which I thought was brilliant! https://www.etsy.com/listing/210856620/crochet-pattern-chevron-car-seat?ref=shop_home_active_12 Check this out! Hand knit and crocheted car seat blankets often come with spaces through which the straps go. Nice idea and really perfect for those moms who don't want something heavy over the baby this design also helps a baby feel secure. HOWEVER Heather Ormond's new design is made with straps that attach to the car seat handles for a mom on the go or a baby who just isn't that into its car seat. Isn't that great?! This blanket would have been perfect for my two kids. Its unisex and matches the Chevron car seat cover very nice idea!
You know you can find Heather Ormond on her Ravelry page and Etsy. She also has a blog http://www.heatherscraftcorner.com/ where she spotlights not only her designs but the designs of others! (some totally adorable Amigurumi toy patterns for Laterose Jumbles to try her hand at), She has a spot at Craftsy shop http://www.craftsy.com/user/684301/pattern-store. Sign up for the newsletter on her blog page or join her facebook community https://www.facebook.com/HeathersCraftCorner?fref=ts Great stuff! I love designers like Heather Ormond because they are so original in their thinking, practical in their application, and ready to help when necessary.
I'd like to thank Heather Ormond for her great designs. I really appreciate beauty and practicality and I am sure I'm not the only one! Please check out Heather's Craft Corner. If you have any comments or questions you can leave a comment below or find me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OutoftheParcDesigns?ref=hl
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