Everytime I sew something for my son he has a great reaction. Either a "cool" or a "sank you" and it warms my heart and makes me want to do more. I decided to give this tutorial a try. I skipped the bias tape (since I need to practice and just tucked, ironed and sewed the handles. It turned out nicely... We will see what he thinks when he wakes up :)
I put together some quick beanbags for my little one today (well, I cut the fabric yesterday). There is 1 Elmo, 1 Cookie Monster, 1 Big Bird (he has no idea who that is) and 3 Curious George. They made for great Sunday afternoon fun. Here is a better shot of my finished tags:
Last week I decided to make some labels for my son's toys. I wanted words on one side and pictures on the other. I had this great idea in my head. Honestly if I were to do it all again I would do it quite differently, but they really did turn out nicely.
They were A LOT of work: 3 nights on the embroidery (I am slooow), 1 night cutting, 1 night folding, ironing and pinning, 2 nights with the stupid vinyl and a final night sewing (I love clear thread), taking and printing pictures and putting them in their place. It all became worth it when I said to my son "Look what mommy made you" and he said "cool" (he is 17 months).
I decided that I needed a place to better store my craft supplies and the vintage secretary in my bedroom seemed perfect. The only problem was that it was serving as a desk (shocker!). So I needed something else to be a desk. The chalkboard cabinet in my kitchen was perfect except that it stored kids crafts and kitchen odds and ends. So I needed a new place to store those...
Anyway, it was a big undertaking and I am far from done but here is the kitchen "desk".
The kid craft stuff is neatly stored away in a cabinet in the family room and the craft supply desk is coming along nicely.
Last week my son and I made some Thanks giving cards for his grandparents and great-grandparents. We stamped his hand then he colored while I assembled the card. Next he applied stickers and I put on the eyes.
We threw in a few recent pictures and a message and sent them on their way. I am sure his relatives will enjoy these "hand" made treasures.