Friday, March 5, 2010

Ahoy there it's done!


It was a crazily busy day yesterday, but I made the most of the spare hour that I had in the afternoon to finish off the Little Houdini's sleeping bag.


I pulled out some binding scraps to finish off the armholes.... then cut it right down the middle to add the zip.

I've been collecting zips from the oppy for the longest time - I even had the exact perfect colour and size in the zipper stash.


Thanks to everyone for all of their tips yesterday.... especially the one about adding a tab to cover the top of the zipper so that he can't unzip himself!


I delivered it yesterday afternoon, so I'm hoping that the first test run worked lastnight.

14 comments:

sue said...

It looks great and I like the tab idea. I hope the little Houdini cant escape now, lol!

Stomper Girl said...

It's so gorgeous. I have to tell you though that my climber-baby was not at all hampered by a sleeping bag. We had to rely on being completely mean and grumpy at him if he ever showed his proud escapee shining baby face at us after he'd been put to bed. It was very hard because he was adorable waddling out in the sleeping bag walk. But at least he stayed covered all night

Sarah said...

Brilliant Cam - brilliant!

Lola Nova said...

Wow, that is fantastic, I love it. Well done you!

Posie Patchwork said...

To continue with the pirate theme, you could anchor that twin boy down to his bed!! Looks ace, you should be thrilled, as will your sister!! Love Posie

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

I bet that slowed him down (in style!), Cam. It looks lovely.

Cute bags like that cost a fortune at the shops (and are probably not finished half as beautifully).

Karin said...

Very cute. Perfect for the little pirate :-)

Copper Patch said...

Looks great, love the fabric. Only a true pirate could get out of that thing!

Gypsy said...

It's gorgeous Cam. I notice that 'the tablecloth' is still on the table LOL :) Not cutting into it just yet?

Tania said...

You've out Houdini-ed yourself. There's a market for these Cam - I would never have survived the first couple of years of kids without 'em!

Angie said...

I'm so glad I dropped by as I'm clearing the dining table tonight to make one of these and that zipper-cover-tab is brilliant.

Fingers crossed I can find a matching zipper from my stash as well!

Cute as Buttons said...

Lovely, Aunty Cam! A good sleeping bag is worth a LOT of money in the Button house. Sleep is very precious and an end to night time shenanigans is a great present for a sister. You're so quick and clever. Lisa x

Stephanie and Carlos said...

If Bubble wasn't using a sleeping bag from the op shop x2 for $2 I would make one after seeing yours... Can you please hold back on inspiring me to make things for my kids for maybe a week? That's all!!

xo Steph

Bellgirl said...

Aha, the sleeping bag/straight jacket trick! If he still escapes at least he will look super-cute waddling around!