Friday, May 17, 2013

Bear's Birthday Present

Leapfrog Scribble and Write patchwork gadget case at Fabric Mutt

My little Bear will be turning four on Sunday, and my husband's parents are arriving in town any minute to spend the weekend with all of us. There are a hundred things on the to-do list, but I wanted to quickly share the patchwork case I made for Bear's birthday present, which is a Leapfrog Scribble & Write. So many toys and videos are designated "educational" these days, a label which can be widely overused as far as I'm concerned, but all my experience with Leapfrog products has been fantastic. I think we own every one of their dvds, and I can't believe how much my daughters have picked up from them. Mouse has learned all of her letters and their sounds, just by watching "The Letter Factory" a million times.

Leapfrog Scribble and Write patchwork gadget case at Fabric Mutt

Using some yarn dyed essex linen in leather, a fat quarter from the Fox Hollow collection, and a few 2.5" patchwork squares, I whipped up a quick gadget case last night. There's a strap so she can carry it around with her, padding to keep the toy cushioned, and velcro for easy access. Best of all, I can give it to her in the case so it doesn't have to be gift wrapped.

Leapfrog Scribble and Write patchwork gadget case at Fabric Mutt

Make that ninety-nine things left on the to-do list.

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday.

19 comments:

  1. That is so cute (and practical!) Happy Birthday to Bear.

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  2. Adorable Heidi. You are so talented to whip stuff up!

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  3. Very cute! So refreshing to know some parents still care about educating their kids as opposed to...whatever it is that they call what they're doing these days lol. Sigh..anyway, adorable pouch, and such a fun present :)

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  4. Very nice. Happy Birthday to Bear.

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  5. Fab present, i'm betting she will be delighted with it! :o)

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  6. I love the little pouch so much. What adorable little fabrics you used. Your little bear is very lucky. I am about to make myself a Kindle cover and now I am thinking I want to do squares like yours.

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  7. Your fussy cut squares are adorable! What a great gift.

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  8. You are always whipping up the cutest things, Heidi!

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  9. Just adorable, Heidi. Happy birthday to your little one.

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  10. Wonderful. I loved leap frog toys when my boys were little.

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  11. This cover is ridiculously cute. Well done.

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  12. So cute, and a perfect size :)

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  13. Two lovely gifts and the pouch can still be treasured when the leap pad is outgrown. I hope Bear has a lovely day! :o)

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  14. What a great idea! so adorable too. I hope she had a lovely birthday!

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  15. Very sweet and Happy Birthday. We have always loved leapfrog too. Juliex

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  16. THat case is adorable! My boys who are now 16 and 13 also loved leapfrog. I was really excited when they first started developing education products many years ago. Mind you this was at the time that video gaming was making leaps and bounds in technology and I couldn't figure out why there was nothing educational out there. Then came leapfrog! We used their products for many years!

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  17. Adorable! The Essex in leather is so pretty and I love all those cute fussy cut squares! It is such a fantastic gift. I hope she had a wonderful birthday!

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