So… some of you may have noticed that I haven’t really posted much lately. The deal is my year of The Handmade Experiment is over and I’m a little lost as to what I want to do next. I’ve been working on some quilt squares lately, doing a birds and the bees theme.
We all search the internet for inspiration from time to time. Most of us probably search daily, but how many of us stop to acknowledge our own ability to inspire. I started this Handmade Experiment back in January and have shared my experiences both online and with my friends and family from the very beginning. What a joy it has been finding out that just by sitting down and sewing a tutu for a little girl’s birthday or figuring out a pattern for a pair of kid’s pants I can inspire others to make something of their own!
You all have given me such encouragement and support to keep up with my commitment to handmade. This week I’m turning it around and lending my support to YOUR endeavors. Thank you for reading and commenting, for sending in pictures and sharing your own inspirations with me.
Here are some more crafty, creative blogs from some of my readers. Everyone of them is an inspiration.
A Bookish Life – Keri quilts, makes clothes for an adorable little girl, writes book reviews, and much, much more.
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PZ’s playgroup had its last birthday (at least for a couple of months) this week. A little guy, O, turned three. He and his family are fairly active so I wanted to do something fun that wouldn’t be TOO easy, but would be engaging for more than just this summer. I was really intrigued by Future Craft Collective’s bean bag toss that I blogged about in my Get Outta Here and Go Outside post. So I took their tutorial and tweaked it a little. Instead of using a cardboard box, I broke out the power tools and made a corn hole board out of plywood. This was my first time using a jig saw and it was awesome! Totally empowering! Mamas, if you are looking for something fun to do on Mother’s Day, this just might be it. Ha!
Continuing on the I’ve never done it before theme, I thought I might as well do a little tutorial as well. I, of course, didn’t think to do that until I’d already done all the cutting, but I’ve got a lot of pictures so hopefully I can walk you through the rest of it. If you have any questions, just ask!
Here goes nothing…
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Tagged bean bag toss, bean bag toss tutorial, Corn Hole, corn hole board, corn hole board tutorial, crafty mama, free tutorial, future craft collective, handmade bean bag toss, handmade games, handmade kid's birthday gifts, power tools, Yancey