Simple sewing techniques make craft time fun for kids and grown-ups alike, with ideas for vintage-inspired clothes, accessories, quirky home décor, cute toys, and sweet gifts designed by the mom behind the popular parenting and craft blog Cakies.
Don't just sew for your kids. Sew with them! Rubyellen Bratcher has invented 30 simple projects that encourage families to spend more time together through DIY activities. This mom of four learned how to sew at her local fabric shop, but soon found that her daughters were her greatest source of inspiration. Documenting her family's daily life and DIY adventures online, Rubyellen's blog, Cakies, has steadily grown into a destination for parents and crafters of all ages. In her first book, she offers 30 projects for kids and grown-ups to make together, including a handpainted skirt, scribbled placemats, a robot friend, easy felt party garlands, overstuffed dollhouse pillows, a gorgeous world-map quilt, and much more. Each chapter also includes no-sew projects, educational activities, play ideas, and reading suggestions to encourage imagination and learning.
About Rubyellen Bratcher
Rubyellen Bratcher started Cakies as a craft blog documenting her growing love for sewing. She has since been named a Top Mom Blogger on Babble, and has been featured in Family Fun Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Babiekins, Cookie magazine, Apartment Therapy, Design for Mankind, HGTV, and many other print and online venues. She is also a contributor to the popular blog A Beautiful Mess. A former elementary school teacher, she is now mama to four girls: True, Brave, Soul, and Glow. She lives in California. Her chronicle of daily life can be found at www.mycakies.com.