I sew, crochet, bake, fix things, and am all around your little 50’s housewife minus my own house or wife. I was on a roll with crochet projects, whipped up 5 baby (and 1 doll) carriers, made toddler sized dress and pants from a men’s dress shirt, and painted some t-shirts in the last few months. I have a hard time finishing projects once I set them aside, so I am also trying to find languishing items and complete them.
But, after I make a ring sling for a friend, I am kinda out of sewing projects. I have a ton of fabric and notions and some more unfinished crafts (like a pair of socktopi I never got to 3 years ago…) and am trying to come up with some ideas. The more I can do from things I already have, the better. Here is what I have come up with so far.
Car Play Mat
I came across the idea of making roads from old jeans but Wallace doesn’t seem quite ready for that. He is just now getting into driving his cars and trains around so I was thinking of one of those road rugs. I would rather make things than buy them and like the idea of it being washable. I haven’t committed to a fabric choice – felt would be easy but fabric would be more durable – but have been perusing ideas.
Wallace has a great scuttlebug bike he got for his birthday from Gramma. He rides it all over the house and outside at hers. I was thinking of crocheting a basket but that would be hard on my wrists. I found this tutorial and really like it. Then I found this and might have to go for this style instead.
I love this idea so much that I pulled out fabric and started working on it before I even nursed Wallace this morning. I want some sort of comfy spot for him to sit on and read books or drag around the house. I also really like this homemade bean bag chair but it is a bit big for his room right now.
I need some more ideas! Especially clothes. Boy’s clothes tend to be so boring and Wallace pretty much just likes shirts with animals on them anyway. I would love to come up with decoration for Wallace’s room, something related to his play kitchen, and maybe something for me… gasp!
I have some felt play food I should work on that I started when I was ttc but it is sitting down work. I also have a crochet Amish puzzle ball in the works for a friend’s baby. Wallace is done nursing, so back to the floor cushion now!