Saturday, April 11, 2009
Our little friend Kat loves Thomas the Tank Engine. Unfortunately for her, there are no officially licensed Thomas clothes for girls. So for Kat's third birthday I made a very simple yellow (her favorite color) polkadot pillowcase-style dress with blue ruffle trim and ribbon ties at the shoulders. I found some Thomas fabric that I believe was meant to make pillows, and appliqued him it on top. I also used iron-on fusible web to make a "smokestack" at the collar and did a little detail stitching at the edges.
And don't worry about how I dress my boy up in fancy dresses (I needed to check out the finished product!). He is still a manly man with big muscles who can knock-a you out!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Huck and I made this Easter basket and eggs together. I discovered a great way to use hot glue with kids or toddlers during this project! I have a bunch of those adhesive mounting squares used for scrapbooking. Since I discovered MonoAdhesive, I never use them, but now they have a purpose again. I apply a mounting square to the pom-pom, yarn hair, foamie shapes, or whatever I want Huck to place--essentially turning it into a temporary "sticker" and letting him do all of the placement. When he's all done, I make his design permanent by hot gluing on the elements that he placed. That way it is all his design without him having to get anywhere near hot glue.