Saturday, June 30, 2012

Counting Play Mat

I had another request for a playmat... Actually, to be honest, I had lots of requests but I had to turn them down. It takes a lot of head cracking, hardwork and TIME as well as some stretching and some patience when it comes to sewing a play mat. This order was long overdue actually. Since December I think? Luckily it was for a friend and she understood. Plus, the first trimester I had wasn't exactly the same easy going one like when I was pregnant with Chago. 

So here's the finished product.
The counting Play Mat.
kind of actually thrilled at the fact that just after minutes of uploading the pictures, I had over 150 hits on my facebook album! Thank you So much for the grand Support! It makes me feel so so special  :)

P/s: Forgive me for the quality of the photos taken...
Chago just couldn't contain himself therefore I had to mind him and the picture taking at the same time!

Customized for Qayyum

An Apple in a basket

A car with TWO wheels

A sandwich with THREE eggs

A Fish bowl with FOUR Fishes

A night Cloud with FIVE stars

A dice with SIX Dots

A bag of Cookies with SEVEN Cookies

A flower with EIGHT petals

A Birthday Cake with NINE Candles

A tree with TEN birds

Now time for the "Play"

Starting with the flowers since they are the most colourful ones on the mat

Took them off, counted, named the colours with mama and fixing them back on :)

Counting stars and humming to "Twinkle Twinkle little Star"

Dice! Count them dots!

Getting the cookies out. Chago said that these were Raisin Cookies!
Raisins makes his world go round :)
Counting as he takes them off

Anymore in there?

Getting the little fishies out.
Here, Chago actually looked at the colour of the fish, the eyes and was making them swim in the bowl 
hahaha, too cute!

EGGS!!! Chago loves eggs!
Count them and put them in!
During the making of this mat, occasionally I found myself alone in my bedroom...
Whenever I had to look for him, I would find him sitting on the unfnished mat pretending to eat the egg sandwich :) I could hear him say "onomnonomnom"

Chago named the colour of the apple and said "Only one"

Counting the birds, naming the colours and even counting the feet!
Wasn't expecting him to count the feet

Sang Happy Birthday and pretending to blow the candles
Hahaha, this boy can really entertain himself.
He was counting the candles in this picture

Taking the wheels off and putting them back. He loves cars (don't all boys!)
He even counted the windows!

Here, he found the letter M

"Time to relax" was what he really did say :)

Till I sew next :)

Dust Off! Dust Covers and Straps!

Yes, let's do a little dusting shall we?
You'll have to forgive me, I have been very quiet for the past couple of months. I have been busy with the whole first trimester sickness and losing all sorts of motivation and will to sew during those past months.

YES, my little guy will be having his very own little buddy soon! And he's as excited as we are!

Now, I am getting those sleepless nights just thinking about sewing, sewing new projects, sewing maternity dresses and tops for myself and eagerly wanting to know if I will be expecting a girl or a boy. It's nothing really but if I am expecting a girl, I can't wait to jump onto some girlie dresses for the coming addition!

Anyway, I received a new challenge which psyched me so much, I was excited to work on them and finished in 1.5 days flat while minding an almost 2 toddler and house chores. Dust covers for a washing machine and a microwave and a Camera Strap that isn't a sleeve :) I love new projects. More than happy to work with them always!

Here are the pictures. I actually took pictures of the Microwave top dust cover in the making to post a simple how to. Will do it soon, maybe after this post. I really need to reorganize this blog. It's such a mess!