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Topic: Revamped Jogging Stroller using Crochet, Sewing & Painting (IMG HEAVY)  (Read 7221 times)
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« on: December 06, 2007 03:59:00 PM »

Here is my entry for the challenge....

A few months back we moved from the big city to Littletown, Alberta. It gets mighty cold here and can snow a whole heck of a lot  Undecided. Just before fall came we picked up a beaten up stroller that I thought I could "Kristify"; I picked up some fabric paint, new bike tires, some warm yarn that I had on hand, some buttons and went to town!!! I replaced the tires, oiled and tightened everything up, painted the basket that baby sits in (it was a terrible faded out red color) as well as the three big buttons that keep the liner covering baby (although you can't see them very well here) and started crocheting 'accessories' that were to me, a must. I knew I would need this thing to kick butt (meaning functional, warm, and tough) if I was going to use it at all. I have been working on it intermittently for the past two months. Most of it was completed back in October. The last bit I finished this week. Everything has been attached to the stroller frame either permanently (ie. the basket & handlegrips) by sewing or temporarily (ie. the liner & cover) using buttons & elastic so we can also have use of it in the warm seasons too.

Just so you have an idea of the temp this baby has to withstand, this mornings temperature outside was -19C (-2.2 F) with a wind chill that made it feel like -27C (-16 F). It was actually snowing when I took a couple of the pics! It is also great on curbs, stairs, heavy snow and bumpy gravel; very smooth. Basically, baby has a Cadillac, that cost $15 to buy second hand and about $50 worth of materials to fix up. I sure wish I had some before pics. And if you can't already tell, I am really, really proud of myself  Wink

I've also used a thermometer to gauge and make sure Macy doesn't get cold in there and he stays very warm and toasty... so basically it IS going to do everything that I set out to make it do!!! YAY!!!!

Crocheted Handlegrips

Crocheted Basket for mitts, groceries, the paper etc.

Side View of Crocheted Cover

Crocheted Liner

Paint Job

Crocheted Pouch for Keys, mp3 player, change etc.

Crocheted Windbreak

Side View Including Baby

Front View with Baby using Crocheted Cover

One Very Warm Happy Baby

Please let me know what you think and if you have any questions  Cheesy Thanks for looking!!
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007 04:13:18 PM »

How do you attach the top cover?  I have a jogging stroller just like that except it has a top on it.

I just bought a bundle me at the consignment store, but love the way yours looks.

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007 04:18:15 PM »

That is awesome!  Your baby looks so snuggly!

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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2007 04:55:16 PM »

Love it!!! Oh and the stroller looks good too. Wink

Seriously you did a great job on this.

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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2007 05:33:14 PM »

AW your baby looks comfy!
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007 01:32:32 AM »

That's fantastic. You did such a great job and your baby is sooo cute!

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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007 07:27:08 AM »

This is awesome. I have bought 3 jogging strollers for like nothing at yard sales and thrift stores and keep upgrading to a better model each time.  It's amazing most of them retail for at least $150-200 and I've been able to get mine for $14, $7, and $10 for the last and best one so far.  I haven't revamped mine though other than changing the tires so thank you very much for the inspiration.  This kicks ***!

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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2007 05:31:25 AM »

Hey, there everybody... Thanks so much for the feedback... I really appreciated it... I like it a lot too  Grin 

I had tons of funs fixing it up and making it mine. I am still in the hunt for a canopy for it, Halidays, it didn't come with one but for now in the winter months here, snow is all we have to contend with. When it comes to the rainy season, I guess that's when I'll have to deal with having no canopy. So we'll see. Thanks for the great comments everybody. I feel very encouraged.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2007 02:51:23 AM »

That is fantastic!  Have you thought about getting some outdoor (vinyl or something...) material to make your own hood for the rain/snow?  You did so beautifully with the cover that I can't imagine you wouldn't be able to put something fabulous together! 

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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2007 07:20:42 AM »

ooh I never thought of a hood... I can picture it - great idea!
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