I had a fantastic idea a few months ago. I wanted to make crime scene quilts of my kids. So we went to the fabric store and each of the boys picked out fabric. I got 1 1/2 yards of each, had them lay down on it and I traced out their outline with a Sharpie. Well, soon after that is when I realized that it was going to be a lot of work – maybe not such a fantastic idea after all. I don’t really enjoy quilting anything bigger than a baby quilt. But what do you do with fabric that is covered with Sharpie marks? Make a kite for the boys!
This pattern is from Creative Living, a book from a line of Rowan books. The pattern itself was fine, requiring some things I don’t normally work with, like dowels
I also had to get creative to make the ribbons on the tail hang correctly, but overall it was a great thing for the boys, especially since I have a hard time finding things to sew for them.
Now we’re all just waiting for a windy day and I’m really hoping that it flies.