Who doesn’t love bowling! This was a gift set that I sewed for my 3 year old niece for Christmas. It was a simple project and turned out really well (I think!) The pattern is from Sew Like My Mom, you can find it on Etsy. The pattern pieces are small enough that this would be a great scrap-buster, too.
I get it, it is so satisfying to chuck things in the trash. But there are fun ways to upcycle broken toys and keep them out of the landfill! If you’re not feeling creative, there are ways to just recycle toy parts as well. For the past few years I’ve been building a “tinker box” where I put broken parts and pieces that I think could be repurposed, I hope in a few years my kids can go to town and make all sorts of new creations from their old toys!
It’s a new year! The holidays were a blur but I’m excited to have a whole year with hopefully lots of time to sew (and blog). Here are a few bits and pieces from my sewing room.