When Liv was given this beautiful book for her birthday...
I knew I wanted make a softie play set to go with it.
Then I saw this beautiful Princess & the Pea Softie Toy Tutorial at Sewing in No Mans Land. After stealing moments during 'quiet time' in the middle of each day this week, it finally all came together;
The girls are usually interested in watching me sew and love to be included, so they had fun helping to choose the fabrics;
When it was finished yesterday, I put on a little puppet show so they would get the idea and then play with it themselves;
Straight-away they devised their own game called 'Find the Pea' and took turns hiding it in-between the mattress for each other to find. Then they used the mattresses as stepping stones to walk across an imaginary river. Then they made up a counting game and divided the mattress between them (lucky I made 10!). Then they put them on the floor in rows and tried to find pairs of matching colours. I love that they have found so many ways to play with this little set.
Next up, a little prince doll, a pillow and a few blankets...