Thursday, 30 May 2013

A Pod of Whale Softies...

It's new baby season again. Not just mine, but I have several friends who have just given birth or are scheduled to so in the next few months. When I came across this whale softie pattern, by things for boys, I knew I could make time to make a few as gifts.

My 3 year old sat next to me for most of afternoon and she really enjoyed "helping" me sew. In fact, she asked if she could have her own pink sewing machine. My heart melted but I think we have to wait a few more years on that one! She did have a lot of fun helping me fill the whale with "fluffies" though (aka polyfill stuffing).

The alphabet whale is waiting to go off to its new baby owner and the pink one if for my little one. She chose it's yellow eye color from my felt scraps. Personally, I think they look like 2 sunny side up eggs but she adores it anyway ;)

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Quick London Bus Cushion

A friend of mine asked me to whip up another London Bus cushion for her son and I was happy to oblige. I sold a few of these during a recent craft fair and still had extra fabric for another.

It's already off to it's new owner :)

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Dog's Colorful Day + Do-A-Dot Marker Fun

I had the little one home sick from school this week so I thought I'd share a fun activity that we did together to pass the day.

I came across some cute activities on Pinterest related to the book Dog's Colorful Day, by Emma Dodd. We don't have this specific book but we do have Dog's ABC (also by Emma Dodd) which little miss really enjoys so I knew she would recognize the character. 

I found some Dog printables online, took out the Do-A-Dot markers and let her get to work...

Check out these other blogs for more Dog's Colorful Day activities: Adventures in Reading with Kids, Make Learning Fun & Sunflower Storytime.