Wednesday, June 27, 2012

t-shirt applique

it was sailor day at Ji's preschool today :)

this was a last minute t-shirt applique and it was quick and easy.....yesterday i found out that it was going to be sailor day today at Ji's preschool and since he didn't have anything appropriate, i had to make something.

i've had some freezer paper on my supply shelf for a while and so i decided i shoud finally try it.

- it worked great! it made drawing the design and cutting it out so much easier! just drew the deisgn onto the f-p, cut it out, ironed it on the applique fabric, cut it out, peeled off the f-p(careful w/ sharpangles!), glued onto shirt (using fabric glue) and sewed it on.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

plain old wooden building blocks

Ji is at the age where he loves to build. he loves his legos but he loves his wooden blocks just as much! reminds me how much we (and mainly toy manufatureres!) underestimate our children's imaginations. we should give them more room to have fun and explore...
every day i am surprised with how wonderful Ji's imagination is...this is a parking garage :)

p.s.these are plain ol' jenga blocks and all natural wooden fire-starter strips - a while back when i was at the hardware store a large and really cheap bag of natural wooden strips caught my eye and i read the label: wooden fire-starter strips!?!?...natural strips of wood, all the same length and width. of course i bought them, but not to burn, to play with :)!