Happy Monday! We had a busy weekend of celebrating my hubby’s birthday and trying to work on the many projects I have stacked on my desk (and around the house!).
The girls and I joined in the Children’s Stationary Swap organized by Amanda at Kiddio. Today is mailing day — our package is headed to Australia for Melissa’s lovely kiddos. I made some stationary holders using canvas tote bags. I was sure I saw something like this on the internet somewhere, but I could not find it! So, I had to wing it… Here’s a little look at what we put together for them – I hope they enjoy the goodies!
I’m also furiously working on a quilt for my Grandma’s 90th birthday, which we are celebrating this coming Saturday. My girls and my two nieces are each making a square for the quilt. We tried out these neat Pentel Fabric Pastels and loved them!
I decided to trace a bird onto muslin for the girls to decorate. I used a stencil and a black fabric pastel. I also ironed some freezer paper on the back of the muslin to make it easier to color on.
(By the way, these plastic stencils are great! I find myself using them for all sorts of projects – they’re not just for kids!)
I went ahead and heat-set the black outline so it wouldn’t smear all over the place while the girls were decorating. They loved coloring their birds!
The pastels have nice, rich color and heat set with an iron. They do smear a bit, but it didn’t seem to bother the girls. More quilt photos to come when I get it finished! In fact, I should be sewing right now… :)