The first project I want to share with you is something I made for my oldest son. It was one of those projects where you just kind of fly by the seat of your pants and hope for the best.
I basically made a little felt box with a handle. I used plastic canvas (think needlepoint) to make it sturdy. I think if I were to make one again I would use felt to cover the Velcro tabs, but like I said I was just running with an idea.
As you can see it unfolds even more. It is relatively small, but it can hold several Legos. I had all of the supplies for this project already, so I didn’t have to purchase anything to make it. I am hopeful that my son will like this frugal gift. I do have lots of chicken scratch notes, so if I ever want to undertake this project again I might be able to.
I also finished two more reading pillows last weekend. My daughter helped me stuff them, and commented how she would love one just like it. She grabbed a book and tested one of the pillows to see how it would work. She said that maybe this winter, when I am not too busy, she could help me make one for her to use. How sweet she is! She is going to be so excited Christmas morning when she finds out that I already made one for her.
This little bag was supposed to look like the one in the tutorial I followed from Fishsticks and Fries. I was feeling pretty good about the zipper, but then totally messed up the corners. I clipped them after sewing without checking to see how it looked first. How do you fix a pretty major mistake? Make some more cuts so the bottom of the bag is curved. Total disaster avoided, and I have a functional little bag. I intend to try Bonnie’s tutorial again when I get some more zippers.
Finally, if you would like some dough ornament recipes then check out the links below from my preschool blog.
I will be bustling around trying to finish gifts and get everything wrapped during the next 15 days all the while trying to enjoy this beautiful season with my family. If I don’t post as much you will know why. Take care.