Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gifts for the M Family

Here are a few more gifts that I sent off to friends this holiday season. This family has a big sister and a little brother.
For big sister, a tote bag! I could just see her packing a few things into this tote and heading to the park to read under a tree.
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And for little brother, a travel checkers set! I thought up this checkers board when I was brainstorming boy gift ideas, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.
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DSC_0075 A bit about the checkers board, I made the board in 4 pieces and sewed them together with a wide zig zag stitch so they can be folded up like a typical board game. Peltex provided the prefect amount of structure to the board.
Here's the back of the board:
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I folded 1 side:
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And then the other:
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And then folded the board in half:
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Ta-da!
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The checkers are simply wooden discs that I bought from JoAnn's. I left half of them unfinished and I painted and sealed the other half. A simple draw-string pouch for storing the game, and I think I've found a new go-to boy gift!

6 comments:

Live a Colorful Life said...

What a great idea!

Heather D. said...

Cute stuff!! Your Christmas gift projects just keep coming and coming. I'm sure they were all appreciated.

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful. Such a great gift!

daniKate designs said...

Love, love, LOVE that checkers set--what a neat idea! I think that bicycle print is adorable too :)

Tamie said...

Very cool!

felicity said...

Super-cool ideas!