On top of sewing, paper crafts are another fun and relaxing hobby. I made some cards with little rainbow bunting on them. Nice and bright for the summer :). Check out some other cards HERE. Making cards is super easy and another great creative outlet. I purchased one of the Martha Stewart Scoring Boards for half price and I am not gonna lie, it has been lovely. Creases and folds that a scoring board makes are so much cleaner and are nice and straight compared to hand-folding. I cut and measured out all of the little bunting, stuck each on with a little sticky dot, and then sewed right down the line. Super simple and easy!
I know it’s not Wednesday, but I had to share this great tutorial I found on Knockout Blog. What a great idea and tutorial!
I have been on a little kick making toys and treats for kids. Check out my other shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlyseAnderson. This set is perfect for if you want to teach your kids colors, motor skills, or just have some fun time! Have any of you made bean bags before? I will say my hubby and I had a ton of fun tossing a set around the apartment :).
One of my favorite personal projects was these hand-embroidered abstractions of neurons. Our bodies are so fantastic and detailed, they never cease to amaze me? What is your favorite part of our bodies?
If you haven’t watched the documentary Helvetica, I highly recommend it. As the documentary regaled the history of this typeface (starting in the 50s with a roar and inundating our society today), I was very interested in the idea that permeates Helvetica: the power of type. Today, the font Helvetica is used literally EVERYWHERE you look, and can give the viewer a variety of impressions and messages about the product or company it represents. Really, the documentary says it much better than I can :).
All this being said, I had made some little beanbag toys for a friends two adorable kids and my step sister’s son. I didn’t even notice the sans-serif type that I chose for the numbers. The font seemed friendly, clean, and easy to read. Oh the things you learn from documentaries!
If you are looking for a good gift for a toddler, these are perfect! Whether you are working on motor skills, numbers, or just pulling objects from a bag (I heard from my reviewers this was quite a popular activity, i.e. parnets holding the little green bag the bean bags came in as the toddler continuously pulled out a numbered bag).
Baby elements pillows are back in the shop! These little guys were silk screened with love, and this is the last batch! esty.sewscience.com!
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One of my all-time favorite blogs is Sew Mama Sew. She has absolutely adorable tutorials, great interviews, and even a fabric shop with stunning products. Here is a picture from the “Tech Tutorial” for an ear bud pouch!
Here is a new line of cards for Spring! With hand cut, felt embellishments, these cards for a unique gift!
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It’s actually nice and sunny in NYC, but I am still getting over bronchitis, so I am stuck inside. I found this adorable tutorial I might have to work on today on Bugs and Fishes’s Blog.
Raincloud Brooch by Bugs and Fishes