Friday, January 8, 2010

Art Case

Our friend turned 2 last week, and for his birthday I made him a travel art case. Very similar to the other one I made. I think he will enjoy taking it places and drawing galore, maybe they could fit a little book in one of the pouches... it seems big enough.

Now I am working on a felt playhouse for T. I will be using a card table we have had in the back for ages. I have got all the material and plenty of inspiration from homemade by jill, now I just have to get to work! Hope to have it done some time this year ;)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Now I know my ABC's

We had such a wonderful Christmas in Seattle with family. We saw lots of decorated houses, and went to see the lights at the botanical gardens, which was amazing! Baby T had such a great time looking at them. Christmas morning was so much fun, T says "awww" to just about everything now, so that was her reaction to most of her gifts when she wasn't trying to hug my aunt's white lab Lucky.

This is a present I completed in December for T. It was fun to make, I had seen a few tutorials online for magnetic abc's but I wanted something bigger. Something we could play with on the floor, spell words, and learn the letters. I made the template for the letters myself, I probably could have gone an easier route and printed out big letters but I had run out of printer ink and decided just to draw them out. After cutting out the paper, tracing it on fabric, sewing the fabric with fleece in the middle, I thought pinking sheers would be a good easy finish. I love the way they turned out and T and I have been having lots of fun with them.