I was so thrilled when I found out I could participate in the “For the boys” Blog hop.
I loved making things for my 6-year-old son. It is so exciting when I see him loving the things I made for him….its the best reward I can receive. I hope these inspire some ideas for the boy/s in your life. These are some of the things you can find in my son’s bedroom.
Dr. Seuss growth chart:
Painted square wall:
Wonky Universe Pillow:
Chair Bags for Storage:
Finally, how about an idea for Christmas…Christmas stockings for the boys.
Go and take a look at the other “For the Boys” blog posts for November 13th
This week, I have had to spend most of the week on the couch, resting. It wasn’t too bad, but I such lofty sewing plans which did not eventuate. I do have some great opportunities coming up for sewing related activities though:
Oct 13: Triangle MQG – presenting our member spotlight (@ Spoonflower)
On to the finishes for this week….The first of two Scrap-bee-licious October Blocks. This month we have been asked to do two paper-piecing blocks in low volume prints. I used the Wonky Triangles pattern (available on Craftsy.com) for the paper piecing part. This was a great pattern designed by Nancy @ Owens Olivia.
Next block (not part of the scrap-bee-licious), is one of my this way, that way block at 15 inches in neutral Kona solids. I am in that kind of mood for low-volumes and neutrals. Now, I am ready to write up the pattern.
I also finished up my last of my current orders for chair bags, some extra wide Flower garden themed ones. This is going to a little girl, for her birthday, and it will be filled with art and craft materials. How fun!!
Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts and Kristy over @ Quiet Play for Paper Piecing Party.
It’s another one of those weeks where ideas are coming fast and furious but I have no time to finish anything. The best I can do is just take one project at a time. Here’s what I am working on this week and a couple of ideas I am hoping to implement….Let me know what you think about the ideas below.
Paper Piecing block/New Quilt
I have started a new paper piecing block which I am testing for Juliet @ Tartankiwi. It is another New Zealand bird and this is the 3rd for this series I have made….I have decided to take Laura’s suggestion and make a quilt from the blocks. The first piece is complete.
I have 3 orders to make this weekend. One is in a similar color palate to this one but with dark purple corduroy.
The other two are for older boys (5 & 7) using this fabric as a main pocket….I love this fabric it is a science experiment.
Ideas for my sewing room I came up with two new things in my sewing room space…..first off, I added a cork board which I made. I will hang it on the wall over the weekend, but it is right beside my sewing machine and it has a list of my to-do projects for the month. I can get the satisfaction of crossing things off as I go 🙂
Secondly, I really want a bigger space for my design boards. Right now, I have a make shift one which I can move and put away whenever I like. Problem is it’s not really big enough. I have been struggling with, what to do about a design wall, as I have no straight walls really….then it struck me last night (this is when all my best ideas come :-))…..why not put a sliding/hanging door from my ceiling that I can frame/cover in flannel. I am thinking about something similar these doors in the photos:
I am thinking I can put it in front of the bookcase in the picture below and when I need to use it I can pull it out. The whole door would move back and forward on a track. That would give me a decent sized floor to ceiling design wall. What do you think???
Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.