Posts tagged as "children"

Posted by burntmuffin on 26th August 2011

The Bubble Dress and the Bucket Hat

It’s been a while since I last updated the blog. But it has been a while since I’ve been sewing, making crafts or baking. Blogging does seem to take a lot of time and effort when the day is all go between the waking and sleeping hours. Anyhow, I did get some sewing done in [...]

Posted by burntmuffin on 24th February 2011

Felt Blueberries and Pancakes

So… Miss S decided that she can’t eat blueberry pancakes almost every weekend and not have a set of felt ones to play with. So, I sewed some up yesterday afternoon.

Posted by burntmuffin on 24th January 2011

The New Coat

Last October, I bought 2 coat patterns from Dear My Kids – The Pea Coat & The Double Breasted Coat. Hmmm… coat patterns – in October – in the southern hemisphere. The thought of making a coat during the heat of summer just does not make sense. But as the cooler months start to approach, [...]

Posted by burntmuffin on 14th January 2011

Various projects

Well, it has been a busy couple of weeks. We’ve finally started working on the outside of the house. The deck got scrubbed and painted, The exterior of the house is about 3/4 painted. New baby gifts were made and distributed, books have been read, etc. Now that Mr K is back at work, we [...]

Posted by burntmuffin on 5th October 2010

How to make a boring top not boring

As mentioned in the previous post, I made some white tops for Miss S to go with her skirts. When I showed her the finished tops one morning, she barely looked at them. I was thinking, “Gee gosh, all that work for nothing?”.

Posted by burntmuffin on 3rd October 2010

It’s spring… feels like summer though

It has been a long while since I’ve sat down and blogged. The weather has turned nice (no more rain, yay!) and Miss S and I have been playing on the deck and just hanging out. She turned 3 the other week and it won’t be long before she’s off to kindy. I can’t believe [...]

Posted by burntmuffin on 25th July 2010

Felt Dumplings

I’ve wanted to make felt dumplings for a little while.¬†We (well, Miss S and I) eat quite a few dumplings in our household. And I thought they would be pretty simple to make – since I knew how to make the real thing, the felt ones should be easy, right? Hmmm… not really. Felt ones [...]

Posted by burntmuffin on 15th June 2010

Button-Up Cube

My 2.75 year old loves buttons – especially the process of buttoning and unbuttoning. Bedtime routines take far too long these days – she insists on buttoning up her flannel pajamas. And dressing for the day takes just as long. So I decided to make her this: She calls it the “Button Toy”. Here are [...]

Posted by burntmuffin on 8th April 2010

Hello Kitty

Who would have thought that Hello Kitty would come back into popularity. When I was in primary school, having Hello Kitty stickers in your sticker album was a really cool thing. Come to think of it, having stickers back then was a real treat – when my siblings and I got a sheet, we would [...]

Posted by burntmuffin on 12th March 2010

Outlines

Here’s a great idea (it was Mr K’s). Cut out a big piece of paper and get your child to lie on top of it while you trace around his/her body. Give him/her a bunch of crayons and this will keep them occupied for ages! It’s also great to do when they have friends come [...]