Make this: #24
Posted February 18, 2009on:
Okay, I know we just celebrated Valentine’s Day, but I couldn’t resist giving you this link. The web site for the International Chapter of the Junior Society gives instructions how to make your own Valentine Vermin. These little felt mice sit on slices of heart-shaped Swiss cheese, and are incredibly simple to make. What kid wouldn’t want to take these to school instead of those store bought cards? What better way for them to show their friends how much they care about them and value their friendship? You have plenty of time to make dozens of these before February rolls around again.
Here’s a spot kids will like. Joe, from Toy-A-Day, has started a year-long project where he plans to design, construct and post a new paper toy from a basic template each day for one year. So you’ll have 365 toys at the end of the year. All the toys are free to download if you want to make them. You can also design and make your own by getting a copy of his blank template here. An easy way to keep kids occupied.
Many of you already may be familiar with Wild Ginger. Wild Ginger has a free program, Wild Things, that you can download to your computer. Wild Things! is a free software program that you can use to easily design and print patterns for hats, bags, shoes, and wraps. All of the patterns in Wild Things! allow you to specify the dimensions for each item you draft and prints them to the dimensions you specify. It has an embroidery design tool to help you place your design. Wild Things! comes complete with a ‘Help File’ as well as sewing instructions for each and every style of pattern. You do have to register in order to download the program.
Until next time!