Monday, September 17, 2012

Science Camp!

Hi all!! Well, I have to tell you, I'm both nervous and excited to try out something new today and would like to ask your help if you can. Plus there's something in it for you!

Here's the deal....

My two oldest kids are in elementary school, 1st and 3rd grade. Every year our fellow 5th graders attend a local science camp, however, each student has to pay their own way. Want to know how much it is per student? Ready for it? $265 (gasp!)

This year our 5th grade class has decided to fund raise to help bring down the cost per student.

Here's how you can help. We're asking for donations of just $1. You can of course choose to give more if you wish. For every $1 you donate, you'll be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate good for either our fabric or felt etsy shops. The $25 is good towards merchandise, it does not apply towards shipping costs, we'll pick up the tab for that. :) Even better!!

You will also receive a 5% discount coupon code in your email as soon as your donation is received. Depending on your next order, this discount could possibly equal your donation, so it's a win-win! Code will be good for a one time use through the end of this year.

To donate, just click the DONATE button at the upper right of our blog here.

The drawing for the gift certificate will be held on Friday, September 28th. Just two weeks away! You will have up to the end of this year to redeem it.

I know when our turn comes and we have a 5th grader, we would greatly appreciate the help. I won't soon forget the single father that spoke at our last parent meeting telling us about when he had to let his son know that he could not attend because they didn't have enough money. :(

Thank you so much in advance for your help in giving our students a chance to attend this years science camp!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Meet Teddy

Since it usually takes a holiday post office closure for me to take a few minutes for extra projects, I've finally sewn something for my son. Meet Teddy and his new sleeping bag!

This is his teddy that he's been loving since he was about 2 years old (he's 8 now). He's never had a real name, just Teddy. Recently Gabriel asked me to make a mattress, pillow and blanket for his teddy. Well, let's say I convinced him to go with a sleeping bag instead (all in one project!).

We dug around in my fabric stash and found this piece of Mod Tod that I thought was perfect for a little night time sack. I knew exactly how to construct it too. It's an envelope back style pillow cover! I first laid him down and took a rough measurement, as evidenced by all the extra wiggle room he has. ;)  I hemmed one short side, and just pressed the hem on the opposite side of my one long piece of fabric.

I then serged the long sides and turned it right side out. Next I sewed the short side down to the back leaving a small hole to stuff it to make the pillow. Stuffed and sewed closed! This is what the front looks like.

And here's the back...

And looking at the smile on his face in the first picture, I think Teddy is happy with his new sleeping bag. :)  Tomorrow I'll be making one for my daughter's bear who is also named Teddy, just a little lighter version.

A huge "Thank You!!!" to everyone who has been taking advantage of our labor day weekend sale. One day left to shop the greatly reduced prices!