Busy Bag Idea – “Sewing” (It’s inexpensive and quick to make!)

I’ve been diving in to the world of Busy Bags for our toddler. He loves ‘new’ things and these quick and inexpensive activities are a great way to keep him occupied for 10 minutes or so. Busy Bags are great to give you that time to make a phone call, go to the restroom (alone!), or whatever else you need to get done. I’ll hopefully be sharing the different ones we make along the way. We’re also going to have a Busy Bag swap with some friends and I’ll be sure to share about that!

This one is based on “sewing.” It was really inexpensive and quick to make.

You’ll need:
:: Foam sheets (I bought a pack since we’ll be using the foam for other activities)
:: Scissors
:: Cord of some sort (you could even use old shoelaces)
:: Hole Punch
:: Pencil to trace shapes

Instructions:
1. Draw shapes on to the foam. You can even trace over a shape and it’ll leave in impression that you can use later to cut:

2. Cut shapes out.

3. Use your hole punch and punch around the edges of the shape.

4. Let your toddler go wild!

They are so quick to make and really inexpensive. You can also use the foam shapes in other projects to teach the shapes!

Do you have any busy bag ideas you just love? I’ve got a few ideas in the works.

We were featured in an Etsy success book!

We are excited to share that we were featured in a brand new e-book, released today, called “Etsy Success: Seller Tips from 30 Top Ranking Etsy Artists”. It is available for free download until Monday, August 4th – so be sure to get one! Please check out the book and visit the book’s author, Anna, at her Etsy shop here. If you have never been to our shop, we’d love for you to check it out

Etsy Success E-Book

Etsy Success: Seller tips from 30 top ranking Etsy artists e-book

New Lake Series Prints

We are happy to annouce a new series of prints to our shop!  At the moment we just have one made, but many more to come.  In August we’re excited about finally doing our first outdoor art show with the Lake Lanier CVB.  They’re featuring an “etsyLIVE” vendor village, where several etsy shops from the north Georgia area will be compiled and in person!

Being a lakeside festival this print came at just the right time!  After this, expect the great lakes and even more from around the country and world.  If you have a special request, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Original Lake Lanier Print