Archive for the ‘children’ Category

New Grandbaby's Blanket

This is a baby blanket for our new granddaughter Norah. She was born on 1/14 and is just a cutie!

I saw this tutorial and just thought it would be so neat for my granddaughters. They love the “princesses” and would love playing with these. I didn’t copy all the steps because it is a little long. You can go here: http://findingtimetocreate.blogspot.com/2011/03/tracing-paper-dolls-for-silhouette-to.html to see the entire tutorial.

Fabric Houses

Posted: February 28, 2012 in children, Easter, gift, grandchildren, houses, sew, sewing

I saw one of these dollhouses on Pinterest and thought it was so cute. I have added the link for the tutorial so you can make them yourself (http://uklassinus.blogspot.com/2008/08/fabric-dollhouse-tutorial.html ) . This would make a nice Easter gift for a child or even a birthday gift. The pictures show some houses or barns that be for a boy or a girl.

I am planning to try it, too. It looks like so much fun! I may just make them for my granddaughters.


Just a word of warning – be careful with your children and your dogs. Children have a tendency to hug and kiss dogs. Most dogs do not like this. Sometimes they show anxiety. This is a good site that explains it. http://doggonesafe.com/Signs_of_Anxiety
I have discovered that children are drinking coffee in coffee shops that has been labeled “babyccino”. It is suppose to be made with decaf expresso. Here is a picture of a little girl drinking one. I am not quite sure if this is a good idea or not. Even though it is decaf coffee, isn’t there a little bit of caffeine in decaf? It is served warm/hot. Isn’t there a chance of the child burning themselves? And is it being served to children (some as young as 2 years old?, just so the parents can be labeled “trendy”? What do you think?

If you want more information, you can go to this link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/15/coffee-for-kids-babyccino_n_1279127.html

 These are placemats that have been made with chalkboard fabric. It even has a little pouch where chalk can be placed. These will keep little ones busy at the table while waiting for their food. I made these from a free pattern from Bernina.

You can get directions at http://weallsew.com/weallsew/files/2011/08/ChalkboardPlacemat081111.pdf