Recently on Pinterest, I saw fabric letters and a magnetic fishing set. I was looking for some homemade toys to make and put in their stockings and thought these would be perfect!
The first thing I made were the alphabet letters and I hunted though my many boxes of scrap fabric and founds lots to choose from. It kind of happened by accident, but I found some fabrics to coordinate along with the letter. A – airplane print, B – baking print, C- car print, F- Farm print, H- heart print, J-jungle print, L- ladybug print, P-purple polka dot print, Q-quilt print, S- sunflower print, T- tool print and so on. They turned out really cute and I’m hoping in the new year to help our 4 year old son learn his alphabet. I made them for him. We need to get to learning our letters and recognizing them individually. 🙂 Anyways, I had a lot of fun sewing these up!
I made two fishing sets and did it a little differently then the tutorial I used. I saved myself some time by not sewing the fish right sides together and then having to turn them right side out, stuffing and then hand sewing the opening closed. I just sewed them up the same way I did the alphabet letters and pinked the edges. 🙂 They are really cute and the little boys have had fun playing with them. I love homemade toys….. As I was looking these up just now to share the links, I came across this tutorial. Looks like a fun way to do it too!
Another project I did was balls. I sewed up two balls for baby Joel using this tutorial. I sewed up a large and medium ball. Along with the stuffing I put in a bell. I think I’ll try a small sewing a small ball too. 🙂 They are cute, its take a bit of effort to make them look rounded, but it wasn’t too hard. These balls are perfect for in the house and they shouldn’t break any windows. 😉
All of these projects were made out of my stash of fabric scraps, the only thing I had to purchase were washers and magnets.
It has been fun sewing again and I’m hoping to do more in the new year, I do have to get my sewing machine looked at though first. It has quit working, but thankfully I could borrow my mom’s machine and complete my projects.
I also sewed up a couple decorative hearts for my oldest two daughters to hang in their room and they turned out sweet too.
I have discovered that I miss sewing!
Next up on my “I would like to do” project list is-
- quiet book for Joel – so many cute ideas on pinterest!
- indoor tent or tepee for the children – Again on Pinterest (this would be a fun addition to the playroom)
- Doll – just because…. 😉
- Fabric bins – these look interesting and I need bins to organize my sewing area. Not sure how much the pellon costs thought, but I have fabric! 😀
Just to name a few, plus our youngest daughter wants to learn how to sew and I have a easy quilt already cut out for us to start on.
Slowly working my way back into sewing….. it has been rather enjoyable too!! Just need to set aside a bit of time each week after the school work is finished for the day. I’ll have to see if I can take one afternoon a week or every other week to put aside just for sewing/crafting during the winter months.
Anyone want to join me in making a quiet book? This would be fun to do with someone!! 🙂