Tuesday, March 5, 2013

My Latest over at Crafting a Green World: Postage Stamp Quilts and Handmade Memory Games

and a round-up of handmade memory games, including this felt and fabric scrap one that I've been working on:

I do love them (since I have a ton of that ecru felt, I'm looking forward to adding to the game using new scraps whenever I sew), but I have to say that they're highly engineered and really fiddly and time-consuming to create. I really regret deciding to make multiple sets all at once (one for us, one as a big sibling gift for two of the girls' friends, and one extra), as I am WEARY of the ironing, trimming, sewing, trimming, ironing, sewing, and trimming, and I'm going to have to force myself to complete at least that second set before we see our friends later this week.

Now the two baby gifts that I also need to make, neither of which I've decided upon yet? THAT I'm looking forward to creating!


Tina said...

I love the idea of making memory games, but I doubt I would make more than 2 pieces if they were as time consuming as that. I'm thinking of printing Emma's watercolor inchie alphabet onto sticker paper and giving her a deck of old cards. When I mentioned it to Emma she really liked the idea, so thanks again!

Oh, and I love the postage stamp quilt!

julie said...

Yeah, I never would have started making three sets if I'd known how much work they would be! I think they're going to make really great gifts, though. I've decided that I don't need all the interfacing that the tutorial calls for, too, which will eliminate a ton of that tedious ironing and trimming.