I love the designs of the iPhone 5 cases, but they are so expensive. I found some translucent and clear cases at Amazon (LINK), and now I can change out my designs whenever I want. Feel free to download the case templates below. All of the vector graphics were found at www.dryicons.com.
Oh, Zoe laughs so much when we read this book, Turtle and Snake's Valentine's Day! And now she has a snake to go with the stuffed turtle I made her; she loves to act out the story with her animals when we read at night. Too cute!
I have created a bendable snake tutorial (LINK) and pattern (LINK) that you are welcome to download. This is the first pattern I have created from scratch. I'd love your feedback.
Zoe could not get enough of the penguins at both the Dallas and St. Louis zoos. We have two books we love to read about penguins: Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger and Penguin by Polly Dunbar.
I found this free tutorial and pattern (LINK) for a stuffed penguin at Purl Bee. I think all the tutorials at Purl Bee are so easy to follow, with lots of pictures and great pattern downloads. I think my little guy came out pretty good!
Are you ready to make some of the easiest skirts ever? Then head over to the MADE website and check out this easy tutorial.l (LINK) You can easily make these for adults or children -- and no pattern required!
I used the following fabrics: old starry sky bed sheet, a brown and green valance found at Goodwill for $1, and fabric leftover from another project.
Who's Hiding? is a lift-the-flap book that Zoe just doesn't get tired of reading together. She also reads it to her circle of animals and tolls during her own pretend story telling time.
The baby owls I made from a template/tutorial at Hobby di Stoffa. The tutorial (LINK) is in Italian, but the pictures make it very easy to follow. I didn't print the owls full size -- they are 70% scale, FYI.
For the mama owl, I found this great tutorial (LINK) on the Sew Little Fabric blog. PLEASE NOTE: I changed the design of the owl a bit: I made the wings larger and DID NOT fully sew them to the body. I added a small Velcro patch as well, so that the mama owl could hold her owlets like in the book. You're welcome to my PDF of the altered wing design (LINK.)