Ruby is more than ready to eat solids so after a couple of tricky sessions in her car seat I dug the high chair out of the closet and reassembled it. It's a wooden Eddie Bauer chair that we used with Sebastian and the cover was still in good shape but I can't easily pass up an opportunity to customize something with pretty vintage fabric.
I used the old seat cushion as my pattern and remade my new one from vintage fabric that an online friend sent, as well as some Kona cotton and remnants of a sheet set from Target. I added two layers of thin batting for some cushion and quilted it together to give it some structure. I skipped the hard step of measuring my lines and just free handed it so not everything is perfect but Ruby isn't concerned about my lines.
I skipped the hard step of making fabric ties and just used grosgrain ribbon. It's completely machine washable and was such a satisfying afternoon sewing project.
I have step by step instructions on how I did it available for posting if anyone has the same high chair or just needs a visual on how to put it together but based on your own seat's measurements.
In other news, Brett and I attended our first live radio show this morning. We were given tickets to Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? show on NPR by Brett's mom for our birthdays and not only enjoyed the show but the chance to ride the Vespa there together! It was great. Thanks, Cheryl and Brittany!