Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Time to Travel Blog Tour {Sewing With Boys' E-Book: Review}

I am super excited that I get to share with you this e-book by a group of fellow bloggers, Sewing With Boys, called Time To Travel!


The book is pretty awesome, and perfect for the upcoming summer vacationing season where a lot of us go out and travel! So many great things from suggestions of fellow mommies, activities to do with the kids, patterns to sew.  I love it!


Just Like Papa Briefcase



Perfect with the spot for coloring utensils, pockets for toys, spots for coloring/working pages. so fun! and great for in the go to a restaurant, plane or car ride! (all of which we will be doing this summer, score!)



fabrics used
I repurposed dad's jean denim, hand me down quilting cotton. The only thing I had to buy was the zippers! I'm super stoked about that! Airplanes seem appropriate for it's purpose


modifications:
I used a stabilizer for the main/outer fabric to make it a little more firmer and add some strength to worn out jeans! I used Craft Fuse 808, as I always have some of this on hand (or the 809, but that's the same thing anyway just wider).



embelishments:
re-used one of the back pockets on the front. It holds the wallet perfectly!


The pattern
no need to be intimidated! It really was fantastic to put together, and the directions take you step-by-step! You would be so proud once it is complete! a perfect carrying case for any boy (or girl, I may need to make one for baby girl now!)
You can either cut by pattern pieces or use provided measurements. In this case, of the repurposed pants, I used the pattern pieces. But with yardage, it would be so easy to cut by measurements!

Ready Set Go Wallet




Seriously, they must have been reading my mind of what my son needed, and a wallet all his own was exactly the thing! 

Fabric used: Recycled daddy jeans, left over yardage, same as the briefcase! perfect combo!



Modifications:
none!

Embelishments: none

It's so great to use for play! I didn't get any pictures, but he used it for it's intended purpose! We put his commission money from chores in it and went to the store to make a purchase! He was telling everyone his mom made his wallet. :D Proud momma right here!

The Pattern: A great and fast sew, easy to follow directions. I love the use of the bias tape, especially around the curved edge!

Printables

We used the airplane ticket, drivers license and money to play, pretend and prepare for our future plane ride we will be taking in June and our driving trip in July! I'm getting spoiled this summer. It will be almost 3 years since our last vacation and here we are getting 2! Yay! but honestly, it was so hard to take picture because, well, I had to be the airplane pilot. Little man, and "definitely not" baby girl were too young to drive an airplane apparently... LOL!

Mom the ticket taker... "all aboard!"
practicing getting on a plane is so much fun!

Carry on goes under the seat...

Getting ready to take off and watching mom bounce to the turbulence... he was just amused! Ha!
Pretend store for gas, food, and other things is a great life skill! Yay life skill! we practiced counting by 5's and 10's too.... So many uses!




I also printed the lacing cards. We have been using lacing cards when we do preschool and Little man is so proud of himself when he finished one! Coloring though is so labor intensive for him. So I colored them myself.




As soon as he saw the belt, little man has been requesting it as a "batman belt!" perhaps birthday? 

Best part? It gave me some other ideas too for our trips that I will be sharing with you later ;) Probaby would not have if it weren't for the articles and travel tips in the e-book!

And now? the e-book is on sale for the duration of the tour!
It is 30% off during the tour and already marked down.
Buy on our site: http://sewingwithboys.com/time-to-travel-ebook/Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/230096393/time-to-travel-ebook?ref=shop_home_active_1

We all love Giveaways!!!

"Grand prize: $50 gift certificate to FabricWorm and a copy of Time to Travel*
2nd: 1 yard of fabric from Mabel Madison and a copy of Time to Travel*
3rd: a copy of Time to Travel*
*If you buy the eBook and win the giveaway, we will either refund your money, or send the copy on to a friend of your choice.
But that's not all! If you buy the eBook during the tour, you'll be automatically entered to win a $30 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!"
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget to check out these other awesome ladies and what they created from the e-book and the patterns that are included!

April 20: Rachel at Once Upon A Sewing Machine || Michelle at Falafel and the Bee
April 21: Becca at Free Notion || Heather at All Things Katy!
April 22: Chelsea at GYCT Designs || Ula at Lulu & Celeste
April 23: Stephanie at Swoodson Says || Sherri at Thread Riding Hood
April 24: Meriel at Create3.5 || Sara at Made by Sara
April 27: Melissa at Oh Sew Boy! || Stacey at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts
April 28: Teri at Climbing the Willow || Ajaire at Call Ajaire
April 29: Jessica at The Berry Bunch || Dana at Sew Thrifty
April 30: Stacey at From-a-Box || Maegen at Mae & K
May 1: Kelly at Handmade Boy || Roxanne at Pen, Seb & Rox

and some more pictures... ( the bag and wallet have not left him these last few days!) I can't wait to do the treasure map printed on paper. Really, there is so much in the e-book, you really need to check it out! :)

 http://sewingwithboys.com/time-to-travel-ebook/Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/230096393/time-to-travel-ebook?ref=shop_home_active_1