Fabric and Yarn

A collection of our kids’ fabric, yarn, and sewing projects

These adorable bean bag DIY gnome softies are a simple project for sewing beginners - a fun craft for kids and the cutest gifts for woodland forest play! | from barley & birch

Make: DIY Bean Bag Gnome Softies

I was walking the dog last night when a couple of dry, yellowed leaves twirled down to the ground around me and I could almost smell autumn in the air. School starts in a couple of weeks, bringing summer to…

A beautiful and easy mini rainbow pillow kids can make on their own using chalk pastels.

Make: DIY No-Smudge Chalk Pastel Rainbow Softies

Our spring season is filled with days to celebrate and occasions for gift-giving. From St. Patrick’s Day to birthdays to Mother’s Day, I’m always trying to think up ideas for small but special handmade gifts the kids I work with…

Make a beautiful set of melted crayon butterflies inspired by our friend Shannon at Oh Creative Day!

Make: Melted Crayon Butterflies with Kids

Is there anything so glorious as seeing the first butterfly of the season flutter by? We’ve been keeping our eyes peeled as the weather warms, but haven’t spotted our first, so we made our own colorful kaleidoscope (the actual name…

This sweet simple DIY hot or cold pack covers will turn bump and scrape frowns upside down! Templates for your own bruise buddies and mini softie bandaids are included.

Make: DIY Bruise Buddies and Mini Bandaid Softies

Tears. Ugh. Is there anything harder to see than the surprised fear in a kiddos’ eyes after they’ve taken a sudden spill, or are facing a needle prick from the doctor? If you’ve ever cuddled with a bruised little babe,…

Make colorful and simple felt turkeys for Montessori-style learning, clouting, sorting and pattern-making (template included!) | via barley & birch

Make: Colorful DIY Felt Turkeys

It’s Thanksgiving again, and this time of year always makes me so nostalgic! Beyond the food, family time, and celebrating a day of gratitude, 0ne of the holiday details that has always stuck with me is the magically festive table settings…

DIY Wednesday Addams Softie with template included from barley & birch

Make: A DIY Wednesday Addams Softie

When my friend Trixie asked if I’d like to participate in Sew A Halloween Softie, I knew right away I wanted to try making my own mini Wednesday Addams. With Wednesday’s love of true crime, quick sarcastic wit, and flair for dark fashion,…

Our DIY felt fall counting tree with leaf arrangements sitting on a white background

Make: A DIY Felt Color & Counting Tree

There is a kaleidoscope of colors outside my window right now that is SO gorgeous! I just want to bottle the color up and keep it forever. I love finding new ways to bring the outside in, especially in fall…