Tegenn has been desperate to make some slippers for quite some time, so she was quick to jump on the Super Happy Slippers project from Let’s Sew Together by Rubyellen Bratcher. They’re on the cover – she spotted them immediately!
Last week I shared an interview with Rubyellen Bratcher, author of the new book Let’s Sew Together and this week I’m sharing a few projects that my kids and I have been inspired to make.I honestly can’t think of a nicer family activity than sitting and creating something with my children. With a few simple tools, supplies, a little inspiration and suddenly all is calm and productive, fun and focussed. The kids appreciate this creative down time as much as I do.
Phew! It feels like June went by in a flash and I’m struggling to keep up with the months as they quickly fly by. With the kids out of school for summer, I suspect that July and August might feel like they drag by a little slower! Still, tomorrow it is July, but I thought that today I’d take the opportunity to reflect back on the past month of creative endeavors here on the Fiskateer blog.
Have you heard? There’s a new book in town called, Let’s Sew Together by Rubyellen Bratcher from the blog Cakies. If you, like me, are planning to be around children who want to MAKE STUFF this summer, this book is a very handy resource to have around. It’s brimming with creative ideas for children and parents and despite its name, each chapter also includes no-sew projects, educational activities, play ideas and even reading suggestions that tie in with the craft activities. We delved right in and got busy, of course! And judging by what we’ve made together so far, the ideas are sooo imaginative, with beautiful photos directions and clear instructions.
I shared a post earlier in the week showcasing the Ipanema Collection by Birch Fabrics and here’s another project I made using fabric from that same collection, this time Bossa Ukes in the orange colorway. Of course, I just HAD to make a case for our ukelele. The fabric was just too perfect for it! As well as a grey cotton solid and white piping around the edge to create a contrast, I used Pellon’s Fusible Fleece on both the bag outer and bag lining, so that it is pretty padded and offers some protection to the instrument. I added an extra long metal zipper (the longest I could find!) that stretches almost the entire way around the case for easy access.