When I was pregnant with Ali I did a bit of research into prams and strollers, and decided to get a Maclaren Vogue. It was light, compact and inexpensive, and according to the almighty Choice they are safe and reliable. Overall I have been really happy with the stroller - we've used it since day 1, it doesn't take up too much room in the boot and Ali seems comfy in it.
However, I have one gripe. It is very, very grey.
I'm not a fan of all the orange and lime fluro baby gear, but I do like a bit of colour. I've been thinking about making a stroller cushion like this for months, ever since reading Kat's post about strollers, but kept putting it off due to lack of naps and other distractions. Once I bit the bullet and sat down to make it, it took all of 90 minutes, so I wish I'd started earlier. This one was made from Ikea fabric, a bit of wadding and some bias tape. Now I've worked out the measurements I have plans for more... perhaps a patchwork one from Cloth scraps? It is the perfect way to use up bits of fabric and bigger prints. I love it when a sewing project works out just how I imagined it, and all the better when it's as quick and simple as this one.
(What I think Maclaren really needs is a Pimp My Ride-style makeover option, to equip the strollers with leopard-print seat covers, sub woofers, flashing lights and disco balls. It would be fabulous, no?)