K.I.D.S. Season 3 is here!
Kids Inspiration and Design is a Series all about sewing with your kids. Using their drawing and creations as your inspiration, and literally bringing their artwork to life! K.I.D.S. is something very near and dear to me, as I truly believe my children are my greatest inspiration in everything I do. By working together as you turn their child-like art dreams into reality, you are creating bonds within the sewing and craft room that have the opportunity to last a lifetime.
I have some fabulous women participating in this week-long event, all of whom have a passion for creative blogging with their children.
Kicking off the Series today, I would like to welcome Stephanie of The Crafty Kitty.
Steph is what one would call in Eco-Crafter. She is passionate about green-living, and is always posting projects that are not only crafty, but help cut down on waste. Thrifting, repurposing, and using organic materials every opportunity she can, all while having fun with her kids! Her gorgeous photos, clean living, and organic family friendly blog teaches me new ways to think outside the box every time I am there, and I love that.
Using felt made from recycled bottles, thrifted buttons and organic material and sewing thread. I made this ocean themed play mat, from an underwater drawing that my 4 year old daughter drew. I took some of the abstract elements to decorate the mat and played on the scale in her drawings to create a giant jellyfish that was as big as the shipwreck.
To find out more about how I translated her drawing, visit:
That is awesome Stephanie, holy smokes – I am so impressed with your skills in turning that drawing into a life size toy for your child to play with! WOW. Be sure to hop on over to see more photos of this wonderful project, and how it all came together! While you are there, check out some of her other kid friendly sewing crafts and projects…
- Travel Toy Size Wallet (Tutorial)
- Mod Tumble Tee Dress
- Mixed Media Jungle Art Installation (backyard art camp)
- Framed Rainbow Weaving
Thanks so much for being a part of K.I.D.S., I love seeing all that you do with your family, and know that your daughter is going to love playing with her very own original ocean mat! Time to find Nemo…
Be sure to come back tomorrow for more K.I.D.S.
Until next time…