Friday, August 24, 2012

Crochet Poppy Brooch - a pattern



Abbreviation:
sl st - slip stitch
dc - double crochet
tr - treble crochet



This is an easy project and you can make it in few hours. Sew some black beads in the middle. Your brooch can be a great gift for a lady. You can  wear it as brooch or attached by a scarf, your purse, or even as hair clip. 

You can buy the pattern in My Ravelry Store

Thank you very much for visiting my blog.
Have a nice and wonderful day. 

Ema 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Train Felt Board

Kids love chu-chu trains. I love them too. It's funny. Just imagine to ride by this colorful chu-chu train. 



I made it from soft and colorful felt; for each part I used a different color. In this way, you can teach your kids the colors and shapes. I think a train like this can be a perfect puzzle.


And ... I added 5 little monkeys because a client asked me to do that. So, here they are: 5 colorful monkeys with Velcro on the back. Remove them, put again, remove and so on.


Play:
-I spy with my little eye ....
-Count the monkeys
-Recognize the colors and shapes
-Sing a song
-Invent a silly song
-Create a story



Or use it as nursery decor or classroom decoration. I think it's great for all kind of kids: preschool, kindergarten, 1 or 2nd grade, for teaching a foreign language etc.


Watch my video: my daughter is playing with this felt board. 


Enjoy your ride.

Ema 

5 little monkeys swinging in a tree

Five little monkeys swinging in a tree
Teasing Mr Alligator: "You can't catch me" .... 

This is a funny song and I love it. I designed this felt board thinking of this song. 
Activities you can play:
1. Sing the song and play with the monkeys2. Count the monkeys3. Invent a story about monkeys and alligators4. Talk about jungle, monkeys, monkeys' food5. Talk about the family6. Invent a silly song7. Make simple addition8. Play "I spy ..."



Hello Mr Alligator !


First you can use it as nursery decor, as picture in your kids room or classroom and then you can play with it. It is made from soft and colorful felt and the monkeys have polyester inside and Velcro on the back. 
You'll receive 5 detachable monkeys and a detachable alligator. It can be a travel felt board too and your kids can play safely and quietly in the train, in the car or plane. Take the board with you when you visit the doctor - your kids will be concerned to play. 
Size for the board: 11 x 8.26 inches (means 30 x 21 cm). 





The monkeys and the alligator have Velcro on the back.


Watch my video to see how to play with this felt board.


If you like my felt board, you can buy it in My Etsy Store
Leave a comment if you have any questions or some suggestions. I love to read your feedback.

Ema 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Five Little Monkeys Felt Board

You know the song Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed? It's a very known song for children. Inspired by this funny song, I made a felt board with monkeys: 5 kids, a mom (with a flower in her hair) and a doctor. 


Instead of bed, I sew a branch and some leaves.It is made from soft and colorful felt and the monkeys have polyester inside and Velcro on the back. 



I attached the printed lyrics. But what can you do with this felt funny board? Ooooo, so many activities !


First you can use it as nursery decor, as picture in your kids room or classroom and then you can play with it.
It can be a travel felt board too and your kids can play safely and quietly in the train, in the car or plane. Take the board with you when you visit the doctor - your kids will be concerned to play.
 


Activities you can play:

1. Sing the song and play with the monkeys
2. Count the monkeys
3. Invent a story about monkeys
4. Talk about jungle, monkeys, monkeys' food
5. Talk about the family
6. Invent a silly song
7. Make simple addition
8. Play "I spy ..."





Every child would be happy to play with monkeys. 


If you like my felt board, you can buy it in My Etsy Shop
Thank you very much. 

Ema

Room Decor Banner with Monkeys

Every new banner is a challenge for me. I want to find the perfect colors combination. When the kid's name has only 4 letters is a little bit difficult to make a nice combination and to have something bright, funny, assorted. This is a banner for a boy named TOBY. His mom wanted to be colorful and to have 2 little monkeys. 


The monkeys will hide the place where you hand on the banner on the wall. The ribbon is sew on the back.


Every letter has a heart shaped bead. I couldn't find yet plane or car-shaped beads.


I mixed yellow, red, light and dark blue for this banner.


This is the way you can hand it on the wall.


It can be a great decoration for your nursery room. The colors are perfect for a baby boy or for a baby girl. But if you can choose other colors combination.You can use it at baby shower party or at birthday party.


Visit My Etsy Shop to order your personalized banner. 

Ema

Activity for kids - make a felt bracelet

Or how to keep your kids busy when their expensive toys are boring. :)
My 6 years daughter wants to help me. Every time I sew something, she wants to help. I found an activity for her - this can help her to learn how to sew. It's a good start for kids. She made a bracelet, but you can try with earrings or a necklace too.


First, cut the small pieces of colorful felt. Use some felt scraps.


Then, let your kid to ... sew them on a string.


Learn the child how to alternate, to mix the colors.


You can do it!


Finish off. Your bracelet is ready. Your child is happy. The bracelet is soft and colorful.



Enjoy.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Crochet and Sew Dress


Because I couldn't find a nice dress for my daughter, I decided to sew one. I saw on the Internet that I can make a mix with crochet and fabric. This is what I done. Like it? 


First, I crocheted the top with double crochet stitches and 3 rows of shell stitches only in the front. 


I attached a zipper on a side. I don't have a sewing machine, so I sew by hand the top and the bottom.


I made a flower with fabric and I sew some pink and silver beads in the middle.


It's easy to make a flower like this: just cut some circles, burn the edges and then sew together in the middle.


My daughter asked me to make a hair band to: it's pretty much the same as the other flower.


This is the hair band.


Just try too. It's not so easy, but you can do it. And if you don't have a sewing machine like me, no problem: your hands are helpful. 



Ema from Ema’s Decorations


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