I saw the cover of the new book Scandinavian Needlecraft, by Clare Youngs and fell in love with the bag featured. I drafted my own pattern based on the cover image, blended that idea with inspiration from those red, painted horses you see in Sweden (and Ikea!) and came up with this little bag:
It was such a fun project. Everything I was doing was a 'first' for me. I can't wait to make another!
My mom recently made me a book containing hilarious note, report cards and drawing from the first decade, or so, of my life.
My favourite part is the drawing section, where I found a drawing of my mom I'd done when I was 3 or 4. She had 3 kids under 5 years of age when I drew this, so I think the expression is probably accurate.
I copied the drawing and embroidered it onto some linen. I then took the completed emboidery and turned it into the pocket for a homemade shopping bag I made her.
I made a train cake for my boys, who celebrate their birthdays together (yay for me!). I've never done anything like this before, so I used the WWKD? philosophy (What Would a Kid Do?). Using that thought, I just covered it in processed sugar until I felt nauseated. The reactions? Total success.
This project has been kicking around on a few sites lately, but I used the instructions on Poopscape Projectshttp://www.poopscape.com/index.htm for my flowers. They are quick and fun and easy. And, if you're like me, a nice break from winter.
Question: Do they manage to say on toddler hands pretty well? I have three under-2s in my life that this would be nice for, but i wouldn't want them slipping off super easily.
Hi! To answer your question, they stay on as well as any mitt without a 'tightener system', (like velcro). You can see I nipped the pattern in at the wrist to prevent them slipping off too easily, but anyone with a young child in their life will tell you that they pull them off all the time anyway. You could add what my mom always called an "idiot string"? (nice one mom!)
Or just be like me and make a bunch and just figure some will get lost and go with it!
Good luck with them. You might want to scale down the pattern dimensions a bit for that age... I wrote them on my blog and there's a link in the original post. Have fun!