When I was young I used to love making things with my Mum and then when I had my own children I really enjoyed making things with them, my kids are too old now, however I think they would’ve loved these cute animal kits.
So you can make yourself a pair of animal friends like Badger and Fox
The Button Company have done a step by step tutorial here which is an excellent guide.
You just need to add stuffing as everything else you need is in the box, Tabby cat & Mouse.
It doesn’t give an age for these kits but I think that with adult supervision a 7 year old could do them, I might have to do the Black Cat & Mouse kit with my young neice next time she comes and stays.
I think these kits would make great christmas presents for boys or girls who like crafting.
I am never sure how early I shoud start talking about Christmas, some people I know like to get all their planning & preperation done by October! Others leave it until the last minute! Either way I am going to start suggesting some gift idea’s and sharing some great tutorials for making your own presents. I have a large family & I like to make as many gifts myself as I can.
So my first gift suggestion is a tea towel! But not just an ordinary tea towel! It is also a kit to make a cushion, so you have the option to give the tea towel as the gift or to make it into the cushion and give that as a gift!
They are designed by Sarah Young a Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator and maker. Her work is often narrative, inspired by and referencing, myth, folk tales, circus and burlesque imagery. The tea towels are cotton, screen printed, and they can be cut, sewn and stuffed to make lovely toys or cushions, or fill with sand, pulses/grains to make a doorstop; Or simply keep as a lovely bright tea towel for your kitchen.
They are very easy to make up, you just need toy stuffing or they make goreous tea towels
After 2 weeks hol’s in Devon I am excited about getting back to my sewing room! I want to make a fifty’s style dress like one I saw in a fantastic retro shop in Exeter called The Real McCoy.