A couple of weeks ago, I saw this tutorial from Susan over at Living with Punks for making a Land of Nod inspired floor cushion. So cute, right?
If you prowl the blog world like I do, you probably saw it too.
Anyway, the timing couldn't have been more perfect. I was trying to figure out what to make for a dear friend's 5 year old son. I have a couple of boy projects in my arsenal, but the problem is I had already made the car playmat for one of his brothers and the super easy child's apron for the other brother. Now I had to come up with something totally new for him! And since I am MAKING every gift I give this year, I couldn't exactly run out to Target and pick up the latest and greatest new toy. Then, as fate would have it, I stumbled upon Susan's floor cushion tutorial.
So I ran right out to my local Joann's and bought some fun polka dot home decor fabric and got to work. Susan's tutorial was very easy to follow. I left out the piping on mine which made this a very easy project. And here's how it turned out...
I just LOVE the handle. It really transforms this from just a "pillow" to something special.
We picked up a few books to wrap up along with the new floor cushion. And here's a picture of the birthday boy with his custom, handmade, one of a kind, you-don't-have-to-share-with-your- brothers, new floor cushion...
(I hope that's a I-love-my-new-floor-cushion-but-am-not-happy-about-having-to-stop-opening-presents-to-smile-for-this-picture smile.) :)
Anyway, if you have little ones, this is a great project to tackle. I've already added this to my "to make" list for my own kids!