There has been some crafting happening under our roof, and I thought I'd share a bit of what we've been up to. First, is an alphabet set I created following this tutorial. I originally created a set for my son, and when I was trying to figure out exactly what to gift my girlfriend's daughter of the same age, I went on to make a duplicate set. The only thing I may add are additional letters so he can spell words with duplicate letters, like Mama, of course. I used some lovely fabric in my stash from Creative Thursday that works great for either a boy or girl.
And, when I realized I had nothing, for either myself or my friend, in which to store these letters, I grabbed some felt from the cupboard and quickly hand-stitched a envelope. I am a big fan of rotating Ezra's toys, so when these need rotation I'll have just the place to keep them. My organized-self is very happy.
Since this little lady is dear to our hearts, I also stitched up a few heart barrettes to accompany her new ABC set. They were a breeze to make, and like they said it's hard to stop.
Now, here comes Ezra's gift for his favorite little friend. One white shirt, some stencils, fabric crayons and a three-year old are all you need for this project. I let him choose exactly where he wanted the stencil, and I held it while he colored and colored. And, well, we couldn't stop at just one, so we made a shirt for him as well. (washing the shirt beforehand allows the fabric to absorb the crayon better, which prevents the colors from fading) After the coloring was finished, I placed a piece of parchment paper over the shirt, and ironed the entire surface, thus, making the color permanent.