Monday, February 18, 2008

Unplug Your Kids Group Project

Mom Unplugged said
"Fabric.Don’t panic, it doesn’t have to involve sewing. How about making a collage of fabric scraps? Creating a dress-up costume out of old clothes or fabric remnants? Tear an old piece of clothing into strips and teach your child how to braid? Sort fabric scraps by color, or texture? Also, don’t forget that fabric glue exists if you want to sew something simple but can’t, or don’t have time"
...ok, here's what we came up with...Princess and I found some fabric scraps we had picked up from a freecycler
with some other craft supplies. She picked out fabric and I cut it with my pinking shears and I tried to show her how to sew it by hand. I ended up sewing it and we made this scarf...Then we made a cat nip filled toy for the kitties..here they are enjoying it.

I only made one, because only Pumpkin plays with toys,,never our Alley, but here she is..It was quite a hit.
We spent the day down the shore at my Mum-in-Laws and she had just finished this in time for a quilt showAs you can see, her way with fabric is much nicer than mine, so Princess might just learn to sew
correctly one of these days.Her quilts are all done by hand, and the picture does not really do it justice.
Be sure to check in at Unplug Your Kids and link your site there
if you join in and even if you don't, go see what the other participants
came up with. There are some very creative people who join in...and
some of us just enjoy having fun. ;-).......

6 comments:

Mrs. Darling said...

Good job!

reprehriestless warillever said...

There is something ironic about a cat toy made from leopard print cloth....

Mom Unplugged said...

Ooo! I love the leopard-print catnip toys. With 8 cats, why didn't I think of that?? Well our sewing machine is still out, so maybe tomorrow...

Your Mum-in-law's quilt is lovely!

Naomi said...

think your MIL would help me make a quilt out of the peanut's baby blankets? i'm sewing impared.

you officially get the "i'm the biggest dork of the week" award...how can you not like the original Knight Rider! yeeesh.

Jenny said...

I'm sure that the cats approve of your choice for the fabric project!

The quilt is gorgeous, BTW- I wish I had that kind of talent!

Mom and Kiddo said...

That catnip treat is giving me some good ideas. Kiddo has not seen our cats with catnip yet so we might try that too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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My homeschool buddies and I are all posting pics of our "home schools" as part of our idea sharing.

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