Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fabric houses game

A new game for my son, big fabric houses to place next to each other, attached by a velcro "scratch" which creates this beautiful "christianshavn canal" scenery :-)

On the side of each house, I have sewed some velcro scratch and the bottom of the houses are filled with a bag full of lenses so that they would stand on their own.


First the pattern: one can use any shape of house, note that the distance x on the "front/back of the house" piece, is to be reported on the pattern of the "side of the house" like shown on the pictures.

First I choose two fabrics that I sew together to make the front/back pieces and the roof, same for the side pieces of the house

I then cut the pieces with 5 mm of seam allowance. Cut the decorations and start sewing them on the front pieces

Sew two velcro straps on the side pieces

 Then I sew all four sides together along the dotted line. I don't sew until the end of the roof piece but stop 5 mm before the end.

And finally the bottom/base. I cut a square that was 1cm larger than the measurement of the width of the house (including 2x5mm seam allowance). Then pin and sew only from seam to seam, so as to be able to sew 3 sides - as per the orange dotted line.

Finished result, that needs to be turned inside out, from the fourth side of the base that has been left open

Now I sew a little cushion, with two squares of the same dimension as the one cut for the base, I sew it along the green dotted line, cut the corners, turn it inside out

Fill it with lenses and machine stitch along the yellow dotted line

I then fill the house with filling material, until it is fully stuffed. Then I insert the "lenses bag" at the bottom and handstitch the opening.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Coffe table cover with "fitted corners"

I needed a solution to protect our coffee table in the living room, where my son now often exercises his creative skills.... sometimes also on the table unfortunately...
Found this tutorial on youtube from Icvday on how to sew fitted sheet, thought it would be perfect to apply the same concept to a waterproof clothes I had lying around for some time now.

The victim and it's agressor - conflict scene

The mediator

The peace keeping mission

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Science experiment

Following a video I saw yesterday on Christine's channel with milk, food coloring and soap. Sonito liked it :-)

A more impressive version of the experiment:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Self-portrait exhibition

We participated in the exhibition organised by Lilla a, it's a very nice idea and fun activity to do. Moreover, she has a fantastic way to present all the art works and really makes us feel special each one of us, thank you Anna :-)

Pictures are taken from her blog

Here is my son's contribution

Monday, March 14, 2011

Big sagex balls

Same concept as this post but on a bigger scale!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Fabric snake

Recently came across this post from "les pepites de lakshmi" and fell in love with her fabric snake, a baby gift.

Here is my version, with a domino color concept and several different ways to attach the body parts of the snake to each other... huge success with my son, so mommy very happy :-)