Monday, February 18, 2008

more cakes....

Birthday Cakes

We are in Birthday Season at the moment so I thought I would post some pictures of the birthday cakes I've made over the years...I'm no expert but I think they turned out pretty good and were very homemadey!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

My Funny Valentine

This year it was my son's turn to take handmade gifts for all his classmates on Valentines Day. So we made these little stuffed hearts..and he glued on the eyes and mouths. Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sock Toys..!

Here's an easy craft project I recently did with both my daughter's kindergarten class and my son's pre-K class...Sock Toys..! The kids had a great time and were once again very creative. I showed them an example of a caterpillar I had made. I brought precut strips of felt in different colors and other fabric shapes to make it easier for the younger kids. We also used yarn, glitter, ribbon, pom poms, sequins, plastic doll eyes and fabric glue. It was messy but fun! These are the results from the Pre-K class.

Parsons Toy Design Class - Visit #2

I visited the Wireless Toy Design class at Parson's in November to talk about my toys,
character development, and my experiences with manufacturing. The class is building a network of toys that talk to each other with Infra or wireless links. I was really impressed with their work...shared some of my experiences with them..and then, of course, a sewing project! Here's a few pics. I hope to visit them again in March.