Posts Tagged ‘Projects’

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

The Amazing Accordion Book

never bored

I discovered these books yesterday. During a meeting last week I noticed the instructions taped to the wall used for camp earlier in the day. I was intrigued. I can’t believe I didn’t know about these simple little books until just now. You can whip them up on the fly for any occasion. All you have is the back of the kids’ menu placemat and you need to buy yourself another 10 minutes until the food arrives? Ta-da! Accordion books. So, I’m assuming I’m not the only person who hadn’t been introduced to these yet and could really use them in his or her repertoire! Voila! I present to you an accordion book tutorial! How to make an accordion book in 7 easy steps! (In step 5 cut from the folded edge the length of that square only.)

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Friday, February 24th, 2012

Sewing With Kids :: The Candy Bolster

Inspired by a birthday gift me and Chase have been really exploring sewing.  This is an easy project that we took from an idea in Chase’s head, to a sketch, to a finished product in a single nap time.  It’s supposed to look like a hard candy.  The kind wrapped in cellophane with the twisted and fluted edges.  It’s a nice simple first project.  A good place to start. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday, December 30th, 2010


Loosely translated it’s a neck hider.  I’m still trying to work out this crazy scarf idea.  (No need to explain the look she’s giving me in the picture, right?)  I’m using the turtle part of the neck of a felted wool sweater.  This is at least its third incarnation and it’s still not quite right.  Things I’ve learned: no matter what you say it’s impossible to sell a four year old on wool as not scratchy.  If you line a knit fabric with a woven to make it feel smooth and wonderful on the inside it won’t stretch anymore.  Sigh.  Lessons learned. Read the rest of this entry »

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