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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Milk Bottle cover

Is your toddler a fussy eater???
Its a nightmare to make them eat ,some days i spent hours behind Aryan.
He is growing and changing everyday.  He enjoys when I give him the bowl of food and a spoon although after five minutes i can find a mess. 
We love varieties and i keep trying new foods.  Recently aryan refuse to have milk, i was worried about calcium intake.

Remember the fabric i used for the high chair, he loved it. So I made a cover for the bottle.  Believe or not my idea worked he enjoys drinking  milk without any fussy. As he can find some alphabet,bunnies on the cover.

I'm Happy Mom...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Collapsible tote bag

Past few days the heat is like summer is out again, my poor baby didnt have proper sleep because of his skin rashes.  Hopefully it will rain tonite.

I will post what I have done, this is fairly quick and simple project.  I found this brillant idea from ikatbag.com

 You can find a great tutorial on how to make this cute bag!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

High chair cover.

From weekend shopping I picked this fabric for my son's high chair. I love this high chair it's a 2-in one.  Once the leg extension is removed this chair can be used as child-size table and chairs for mealtime.  Isn't it useful. I adore the Polka dots.

See what I stitched today.

Aryan loved it.  Now he has lot of friends(bunny and teddy) with him.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Clothespin game

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Guess what? I did have a good weekend.  I did lot of shopping... wait for the photos, will show you all the fabric i bought.

I picked up few toys for my son. Toddler are physically and mentally active. I read somewhere  that the brain develop rapidly in first three years of a child's life. So these three year is most important period of their life. Recently I visited littlegenegreenbean blog and found some good preschool ideas.

With clothespin you can have lot fun games with your child. Clothespin games help toddlers develop eye and hand coordination and small muscle skills.  Whenever I dry my clothes I take my son along with me. I ask him to help me with clipping the clothespin.  He started loving it, he used to empty the container then put them back and start clipping the pin on the rim of container or cloth.

I bought some great plastic clothespin for my son. Its a Horse! 

 Aryan likes horse, we play jumping horse. He just loved these pin. See what I made for him.

My requirement was simple, few cereal box, A4 sheet to print the template,crayons and glue.     

I took few colour printed templates and others I coloured myself.  My son had fun colouring them as well he scribbled everywhere, you can them in the picture.

Now we enjoy playing matching the colour horse and clothespin.

If you have any ideas or games for toddler please write to me or leave a comment.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fab Do-List Holder!

Yesterday when I walked into the room i found a cardboard lying in the corner. I kept it aside thinking its useful for many things.  Yeah many things...like every usual mom million things in my head. Million other task to do throughout the day.  Finally i tend to forget the most important thing.  So I decided to make a 'Do list' fits into my hand bag. I can carry with me at all times and hang it anywhere.

Recycle material:

Old Cardboard
Old Calender/Recycle paper
Two scrap fabric
  Fabric A
  Fabric B
Knife or scissor
Matching thread to sew.

Lets start with Recycling calender
I used old calender,they are very useful as backside of the calender is blank. Why not use it again, usually i keep them for my son for scribbling and painting.

I cut 5"x 8" paper for the notebook, you can staple them.
Cut a Fabric B 2"x 7" long strip, I folded the raw edge about 1/4" and sew both the end.(if you like you can just glue them directly to the header of the notebook.)
Now spread the layer of glue on wrong side of the stripe and place the header of notebook on it and press the fabric on two side together. 
One inch below the header sew long stitch without thread in the sewing machine.  So you can easily tear off the paper.

Notebook is ready. keep them aside.

Do-list Holder:
Cut the cardboard 6"x9" . Make hole on the top-center of the cardboard. Each hole are one inch apart.

You can just glue the fabric on the cardboard if you like.Im a person avoid sticky hands and prefer the neat work both side of cardboard.
Cut the Fabric A 13"x11.5" to sew like a pocket/tote, first fold the bottom of the fabric
Now fold fabric again into half, rightside facing each other sew the raw edge.
Turn right side out and insert the cardboard carefully into the pocket/tote and handsew the bottom.
Cut  Fabric B 1.5"x2" long stripe, fold the raw edge and sew.

Insert the strip slow through the fabric(make small hole in fabric) and cardboard.
Put a knot on the back. So you can hang it anywhere.

Fold behind the top raw edge of the fabric pocket and handsew.  So the knots are covered under the fold.

Cut Fabric B 7"x7" pocket for notebook.  Fold over all four raw edges and sew.
Cut  Fabric A 3"x 6" stripe for pen pocket and sew all four side(like the pic below).
Sew the pen pocket stripe on the fabric B on leftside or rightside of your choice.


Place the note book pocket on the front of the card board holder (as shown above).
Ensure rightside of the fabric up and place it  3" down from the top.Now folded up the corners, then glued the sides and then finally the bottom.  Don't pull it too tight, leave the pocket a little loose to slip in the note pad.

Now the DO list holder is ready you can slip the notebook into the pocket.

Yeah you can hang it anywhere and carry it you every where.
Isn't fabulous recycling?

Are you ready to try some recycling now...