Here are a few of the crafts I've been frantically working on this week! I had send outs for a swap on Craftster called "A Package for the Kids." We all sent packages to each other's children, because they are always so excited to get mail and things for themselves. One package I sent out was to a 10 year old girl, and I'll admit, she had me stumped. She liked a lot of jewelry, which I don't make, and her tv shows and movies that she liked, well, I've never heard of some of them. I have a toddler who doesn't get to watch anything more than Elmo, Backyardigans, and Baby Einstein! But her mom said she was in need of reusable sandwich wraps for school, so I made her these:
I used this tutorial, which I found to be very helpful. I used a cotton print for the outside, and waterproof PUL for the inside. I already have the fabric and PUL cut out for several more for E and some friends who like them.
This not-so-little girl also sings in the choir at her church, so I made her a musical tote bag to take along. I really like this bag! It uses french seams, so it doesn't have a lining. And it has a really big pocket on the outside! The only thing I would do different next time is to use a home decor weight fabric like they suggest. I used a quilters cotton for the cute musical print and it's a little flimsy. I got the tutorial from here.
Finally, I sent her two stuffies. I love to make stuffies, they are always so cute! She likes Phineas and Ferb, and while I have no idea what that is, in my research I found out that it is a cartoon with some pretty cool looking characters. I wanted to do Phineas, Ferb, and their platypus (I'm told his name is Perry???), but they were taking too long to finish. I ended up with only Ferb and the platypus, I'll probably make Phineas later and send it their way. I am extremely proud of these fellows. I drafted the patterns by myself and sewed them all by hand. I did use a little felt glue for the eyes and Ferb's collar, but everything else is sewn on tight.
I'm sending the package out this morning! I hope they like it!!