Today we welcome Amy from Maker Mama to the Blog Sitting position! I absolutely loved what she had in store for us when she e-mailed me her idea, and knew I had to have her blog sit for me right away :).
After taking a peak at her site, I was blown away! There are so many amazing people out there, and I love having this opportunity to make new friends and seeing all of the incredible creativity out there! Just take a look at what I found while browsing Maker Mama...
How cute are those sock kitties? And that quilt is made from recycled mens shirts!!! Love it!
Her idea for us today is something we with kids all use, know and love…and makes me smack my head and say ‘duh – now why didn’t I think of that?!’ So without further ado…I would like to introduce you to Amy, and her amazing Side Window Sunshades…
Hi everyone, I’m Amy, and I blog about my crafty life over at Maker Mama. I’ve loved making things since I was a girl, and as a firefighter’s wife with four little ones, I’m constantly thinking about how we can make things ourselves instead of taking another trip to the store (unless it’s the thrift store, of course). I started getting really crafty when I was pregnant with my third child, and taught myself to crochet, got reacquainted with sewing and embroidery, and have also learned how to knit and use a serger.
I live in south Texas where it is HOT this summer, and it’s essential to keep my kids (and their tempers) cool in the car. I already have a sunshade for our windshield, but needed something to shade baby Amelia in the back. So whether you’re sweating it out in 80-degree or 100-degree weather, here’s a little sewing project to help keep your little ones cool:
- One large scrap of fabric (12 x 24 inches)
- 2 11-inch dowels or grilling skewers (be sure to cut the sharp ends off if you’re using skewers)
- 4 eyelets and an eyelet setting kit (you can find these at the craft store)
- A hammer
- 4 small suction cups with hooks (I found mine at Michael’s near the soap-making aisle.)
- Iron and ironing board
- Sewing machine
First you want to hem all the edges of your fabric, so get out your iron and press the sides up half an inch.
Slide your eyelets in (be sure to face them all out on the same side).
Fit the front part of the eyelet onto the bottom part of the eyelet setting kit.
Hammer the eyelet down to flatten the back.
Now slide your dowels into the pockets.
Hook on your suction cups.
And you’re done!
Now go hang it up in the car…
Thanks so much for having me Jessica–I hope you’re all beating the summer heat!
Thanks so much for being here Amy, and don’t forget to go check out Maker Mama to see everything she has to offer!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…Happy Sewing!