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Free Felt Flower Pattern and Tutorial

Posted by Sasha Stricker on

Free Felt Flower Pattern and Tutorial

Discover how to make felt flowers with this free felt rose tutorial and pattern. This is what I call a Quick Cut Pattern which means that you can print out the pattern pieces on freezer paper and iron the pattern directly on to felt fabric. This significantly reduces the amount of time you spend cutting the felt, AND, it makes your cuts way more accurate. Watch the video to see how it's done and download the free pattern below.    

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The secrets out... Indiegogo here we come!

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The secrets out... Indiegogo here we come!

That's right, thanks to your support we are growing faster than we ever could have dreamed possible, and we need your help to fund our first ever large scale production order!So we turned to Indiegogo the wildly successful crowd funding platform that has helped big brands like GoldieBlox and Jibo rise to unprecedented success. Check it out, there is some pretty revolutionary stuff on this platform.Don't miss out!It looks like our campaign will launch a little later this week, so if you missed out on our giveaway last month... don't miss this!Thanks again for your continued support, it is fans...

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Hotwheels Car Wash Activity

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Hotwheels Car Wash Activity

This Hotwheels Car Wash Activity is a great little no-prep project that I discovered last night. It's a great way to keep the kiddos entertained while I'm making dinner... so I thought I'd share it with you! All you need is a shallow container, dish soap, a big towel to keep the water splashes contained. Then throw in a couple of matchbox cars, farm animals or other water proof toys to be 'washed'. This is also a fantastic sensory play project. I achieved an impressive mound of bubbles using my battery operated milk frother, and, let me tell you the bubbles...

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What is a Quiet Book?

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What is a Quiet Book?

A quiet book is a soft book designed to help young children learn and practice new skills. The best quiet books are educational toys made with age appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschool age children.  Quiet books (aka busy books) are typically made from felt or fabric pages and feature interactive activities and games for the child to engage in. Popular quiet book page activities include zippers, buttons, snaps and tying a bow. These tasks are often cleverly integrated into familiar scenarios that kids can relate to such as farm life, barnyard animals, doing laundry or making dinner. More elaborate quite books feature...

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