I have been lucky enough to have a few weeks off this summer to spoil, snuggle, and just enjoy my little one. This extra mommy/daughter time has given me many insights into what my babe is really into, and inspired me to make her this felt mailbox set.
(And I warn you, my skills are EMBARRASSINGLY novice when it comes to handstitching. Just remember when you look at the pictures that these are all handmade, by MY hand, and are a bit more filled with love than skill!)
First things first, I went crazy at a craft store buying more felt than I could possibly require for a lifetime of projects.
Then, I cut each color I wanted to use to an appropriate envelope size (which was completely eyeballed and never measured, oops!), stitched the sides, and sewed on velcro circles to fasten the envelope together.
To construct the mailbox I used two stiff pieces of 11x14 black felt. I kept one piece its original size and used the other for the base and end pieces.
I would say that I certainly am a rookie with a needle and thread. It's not like I haven't been using them forever, just that I never worked much on perfecting my skill. That being said, the mailbox and mail was put to the final test and approval, and passed with flying colors.
In the end, I didn't really care how straight my stitches were once I saw my little one playing with her new toy. And she could certainly care less too!
I'll being sharing my excitement over my recent sewing success at these great parties this week. I hope you'll stop by and celebrate with us!