Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - felt board with a song

I made this felt board some time ago. It's a perfect board for preschool and kindergarten kids.

All 6 pieces are detachable. And I sew the lyrics in the corner.

Here some activities you can do using my felt board:

1. Count the pieces: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
2. Talk about the family: a mother duck and a duckling, a mother owl and her baby.
3. Invent a short story for bedtime.
4. Sing the song.

5. Play a game with up/ down, inside / outside: "Inside the pocket.... / Outside the pocket ..."
6. Talk about small and big: a big duck and a small duck.
7. You can hang this board in your nursery as a picture.
8. Use my board when you travel by plane / by car.

If you have other ides for playing, leave a comment. I loooooove to read your comments.

Good night, owls.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spring Bag - sewing tutorial

I like to decorate little things. This is an easy project for decorate a bag. Today I put some red flowers on a book bag. And 3 clouds. And sun. Because it's spring time. I used colorful felt and a bag that bought from hobby store.

Here is the bag. The size is 14.56 x 14.56 inches (37 x37 cm).You can make a bag like this as a present for your mom or grandma, a present for a teacher or for a book lover. And if you sew a little ballerina on the front, it can be a ballerina bag. But this is another ... ballerina story, maybe for another tutorial.

First, I cut some shapes: circles for flowers and sun, green stripes for stems, blue cloud shapes, green leaves shapes. I cut the shapes without a pattern, but if you are not so sure, you can download and use my pattern from here: Ema's Decorations Pattern. If you want to add some curly lines to your flowers, first cut the circle and then play with your scissor around to obtain a curly line.

Use some pins to fix all pieces on your bag and then sew them. It's easy. You can finish in an hour. 

I made 5 poppy flowers, but you can make more or less, depending your imagination. You can also use different colors and other shapes.

Happy sewing.

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