Friday, November 15, 2013

For the Boys!!

I am sew glad you stopped by for my "For the Boy's" post today! I get to share my day with some of the best stops on the hop, including our cheerleader Amy and Madam Samm herself- you DON'T wanna miss her post! She does a great job keeping us hopping and keeping up with "that other Lady!" Thank You Madam Samm and our fantabulous Cheer leader Amy for letting me be a part of this hop!

As soon as I saw this hop I knew what I wanted to do- I have been saying since I saw the tutorial forever ago, I need to make one of those for Azariah's cars. Azariah (aka AC) LOVES cars. The other boys play with them but they are AC's favorite thing! so of course he has lots n lots of cars and I decided those cars need a home- Enter in "the Lego Bag"
I found the link here
http://tonicoward.blogspot.com/2010/09/lego-sack-tutorial.html but tweaked it using this tutorial as well http://www.freshlypieced.com/2011/10/12-gifts-of-christmas-lego-storage.html





  I couldn’t get a picture with AC’s cars because it is his Christmas gift,
so I used the cars in the church nursery.




The mat lays flat for play (I didn't get it very flat for the picture)
It not only is a reversible play mat but it also is storage-
all AC has to do is pull the handy dandy drawstring and poof the cars are all picked up!




and the drawstring makes it easy to hang up!
I used the Happy Town* Panel by Jacquelynne Steves of The Noble Wife and have been collecting car fabrics for the outside. My handy dandy Crop-A-dile (from my Fairy CaMom) worked great to set eyelets for the strings. The drawstrings are two 72inch boot laces. (I had originally used ribbon but it was a bear to untie.)
it's reversible
 
 
Stanley thinks it's great for kitty storage too!




  
 
 
 
Now Seth can look dapper for Sunday School
even whilst drooling!
MY next project was a bib for Seth, one of my Sunday School students. I saw the idea on Pinterest and kinda just made up the pattern, I used upcycled denim for the front and part of a towel for the back.
 
 

 I started this project way back in May, however, I never finished it- it was supposed to be an e- reader cover for Nehemiah. I had him draw the picture and I appliqued it. It was fun project to use all Sherman's fancy stitches on.  Well, his brother stepped on the e-reader so the e-reader is no more- but he is still my artist. I added a pocket so he can put a notebook in it and added some pen holders and a snap to close it.

 



I asked Miah to draw a bird with the sun in the background


 


There is also a pocket behind the pens
 
 
 
 
I hope you enjoyed my projects and have a great time visiting these other stops on the For the Boys Hop- I have found a lot of great ideas for my boys!

November 15th 
 
From This to That <---- you are here!!
Sew Incredibly Crazy <-------our fab Cheerleader!
Sew We Quilt <------ the incredible!
 

 
 
 

 

45 comments:

Judy B said...

Love your play mat, sew perfect and the bib, well it is fantastic! Thank you for sharing your fun projects.

Vickie said...

What a great play mat and the bib is sure cute on that cute baby ! Miah is quite the artist.

Amy said...

Love your play mat, I'm sure it will get lots of use. The bib is too cute!

charlotte said...

Great projects! Love the car bag. I need to make one of those!

withajoyfulheart said...

Love your playmat...I'm sure he will have a wonderful time with it! Such wonderful projects.!

Britt-Inger said...

Your play mat is so great and a wonderful project. Thanks for sharing your creativity

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What fantastic projects you came up with!! That car mat is unique and a great idea

Mdm Samm said...

Hi Bobbie…wow….I just adore the bird, and he drew that…and the car bag yes totally boy...

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Very clever projects!

JanesQuilting said...

Oh how clever you are. I love tem all. Great ideas, great workmanships.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wow - three great projects! Cute, cute idea for the playmat and that bib...perfect for your little guy. And the bird is gorgeous! blessings, marlene

Agnes B. Bullock said...

What a great idea for car lovers everywhere! Love what you made

Just Quilt It said...

What a cute way to store and carry all of those little cars! The bib is darling, and I love th drawing on the e-reader. I have stepped on/broken one also--easy to do. Amazon was great about giving us a trade-in on a new one. Great work!

Carla said...

Your projects are so boyish. I really like your car bag idea. So clever to have it be a play mat and store the cars. What an adorable bib.

Joanne said...

You sure were a busy gal! These are all such wonderful projects and I think I may have to make a few of them. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today.

Margaret said...

I love the play mat and that bib is really adorable. Thanks for sharing

Leanne Parsons said...

Great idea for the car storage! It's portable too, so it would work for overnight visits to places that don't have a lot of toys. The bib is sweet too.

Carol said...

Love the bag for playing and storing cars (or a kitty!) The bib is just too cute!

krislovesfabric said...

Love that shot of Stanley...he needs his own bag, yes?

Sandy Rowe said...

Great projects! I love the play mat and how it folds up into a bag--GREAT idea!

Linda said...

Your projects are wonderful! I love the Lego bag. My sons would have put that to good use! Great job!

Linda J said...

What a terrific idea for the playmat that doubles as a tote bag/storage spot for the toys. That should keep someone from tripping over a toy in the dead of night, for sure. I can see you love sewing for all the boys in your life, those related to you and otherwise.

patchouli moon studio said...

Fun Lego bag!!!

MooseStashQuilting said...

That a great Lego bag/play mat. We had legos all over the house when my boys were small. That would have been perfect! What adorable bibs too.

Rose Best said...

great bag and I see the cat likes it to. Thanks for sharing

Joyce Carter said...

Hi Bobbie. All of your projects are really fabulous. I enjoyed seeing all of them. I really like the playmat (even though my grandsons have outgrown this)I think that it is really cool to have for them to play on and then store all their things in. The bib is so cute, too. Thank you for sharing.

Sallie said...

Thanks for sharing!

madebymeinred said...

Such a sweet play area for the tot. Cute as can be. Neat looking bib as well.

Baa. xxx said...

Love all your project - especially the bib - he looks so cute and the car mat/bag is awesome!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wonderful projects, thanks for sharing!

CarolB said...

I made a lego sack/playmat for my grandson from the freshly pieced tutorial as well -- yours is a cute one!

Lorna McMahon said...

Great idea.... A play mat that doubles as a bag! The bib is sure sweet, too! Great job!

CeLynn said...

You have quite the budding artist there! Super cute little tie bib,and just love the car play mat/bag.

gpc said...

What cute projects! Love the road-quilt - my grandson would have gone crazy for that when he was little! :)

lori said...

Our Boys are sew Bless to have you for an Aunt like you and iam sew Bless to have a daughter like u.

evelyn said...

Wonderful projects. The drawstring on the mat is just perfect. Wish I had this when my kids were young!

maggie said...

Wonderful projects! That paly mat is so awesome. and I love that bib. What fun ideas.
Thanks for sharing.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Malini said...

Such cute projects. Your baby's bib is so adorable and the cat one is great too!

the girlfriend gap said...

The bib is adorable. Thanks for sharing all of your goodies for your little sweeties. Janita

LJ said...

I did enjoy my visit. The play mat/storage bag is so innovative.

Heidi said...

Great idea for a double duty bag - perfect for Christmas gifting too:-)

Gmama Jane said...

Play mat, bib, all nice projects...and what would we do without PINTEREST for sparking creativity!
Gmama Jane

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Great projects! The bib is a hoot! I think I need to make one for my next baby shower gift. Thanks for the link to the car bag.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

The car mat come car bag is a fabulous idea. I have the Happy Town fabric and was saving it for a quilt. You've got me thinking now.

Quilt n Queen said...

Great boy projects...the drawstring mat is awesome and the bib is just the cutest. Thanks for sharing!