Last year, just a few weeks before Christmas I had a booth at a local craft fair which was an amazing experience for me and I learned a lot about this business. Of course I took a look at the competition and I realized something: when crafters sew for kids they usually have more stuff for the girls. It is understandable because it’s much easier to make cute clothes and accessories for girls. But I decided to look at this as a challenge and try to come up with ideas for boys. Well, it’s not easy, let me tell you this but not impossible.
The first thing was for me to buy a great boat-themed printed fabric and then I made a few things using this very nice fabric. I already presented once before the playing mat but my collection has more members, such as a portable changing mat…
a toy storage…
… a car seat organizer with a cup/bottle holder…
and a notebook cover (for the book of medical records that every child has in Germany)
Which one is your favorite?
Besides this boat themed collection I also made two fort kit. No, it wasn’t my idea, I saw it somewhere and thought it would be a great present for a bigger boy!
The fort kit contains a blanket, a flashlight, clothes pins, carabiners, wooden rings, kitchen towel clips, and clothes line in a great bag.
The third idea came from this website and I had one of those typical moments: “Why did I not think of this before?” Pirate eye patch!
The next idea came when I was making head bands for girls: Why not make feather head bands for boys? For the feathers I used my scrap-felt fabrics. I am officially out of felt now… I hand stitched the feathers first, made the bands and then attached the feathers by hand-stitching.
Unfortunately my son didn’t like them, so I had to ask our teddy bear to be my model again.
The next idea is kind of old. Do you remember when I made car-garage that you can hang? In case if you don’t remember here is a picture from one of them:
So when I made these last year I thought I should make some kind of portable car-storage or bag for boys and here is what I finally came up with:
This car-bag has seven pockets: four smaller and three bigger. Also has a road and you can fold it and roll it up and it’s ready to go!
Finally I made a truck-themed drawing set, as well.
So far these are my “toys for boys” ideas. How do you like them?