Cutest Frog Costume!

October 1, 2009 - Filed under Children, Clothing, Halloween, Holidays, How-to, Kniting, Patterns

Knitted Frog Costume

Ok so today is October first and you know what that means… Halloween is only a month away! In honor of that, and to get your creative juices flowing here is a super cute costume idea for all you knitters out there with little ones!

Frog not your style? Alison Jenkins’ book Wacky Baby Knits, has all kinds of projects, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes.

Check out the frog tutorial here

Posted by: kelly

Fabric Checker Board

September 30, 2009 - Filed under Children, Fabric, How-to, Sewing

Fall is quickly approaching, and bringing with it thoughts of spending cold and rainy days by curled up in front of a roaring fire, playing games with friends and family. If that’s what comes to your mind as well, when you think of fall then this adorable fabric checker board is just what you need.

Fabric Checker Board

I heart linen has a great tutorial which was also just published in the fall issue of Sew News.

Full tutorial here

Posted by: kelly

Back to School Lunch Bag

September 29, 2009 - Filed under Children, How-to, Sewing

Ok so I know I’m a little late for back-to-school. But now that all the rush is over, the school supplies are all bought and everyone’s settling back into routines, you might have a little more time on your hands. If so why not make a very cute reusable lunch bag.

Back To School Lunch Bag

See the full tutorial here.

Or check out these other great ideas for lunch bags:

Note Book Lunch Bag from design*sponge
Fabric Lunch Bag from Etsy
Sandwich Wrap from Craft Stylish

Posted by: kelly

unique handmade playhouse

February 23, 2009 - Filed under Children, Inspiration

willow_playhouse

I stumbled across this amazing playhouse made out of woven willow while browsing treehugger for some work related research. Judith Needham, is a basket maker and willow weaver from England, who set out to make a beautiful and magical playhouse for her daughter as an alternative to the all too common plastic playhouses, found in every suburban neighborhood.

willow_weaving

Handmade from natural English willow, not only is this playhouse beautiful to look at, but it’s also incredibly eco-friendly. The structure gradually degrades over time, due to sun and rain exposure, but when your child out grows it and it becomes brittle, it may be recycled: shredded and used for garden mulch, added to a compost bin, or used as kindling for building a fire.

Currently only available in the UK, and with a hefty price tag it’s definitely not something for everyone. But I hope this inspires you to consider building something imaginative and creative for your child.

For more about the ‘Dreaming Spires Playhouse’ visit http://www.judithneedham.co.uk/

Posted by: kelly

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