Rocket Toss Game »
InstructionsMaking accessories for the variations of play can be fun. I like to play around with fonts, borders and shading. I went minimal to save ink, but you can make it a little fancier with graphics and more color. I used a sleeping mask I had on hand as a pattern to make the blind fold.
Type of item: Toy
quilting and home decor weight fabrics, Wonder Under, card stock, Contact paper, thread
What was your inspiration?
I needed a birthday gift for a 4 year old boy. His mom likes hand made gifts, so I knew it would be appreciated.
What are you most proud of?
Taking it a bit further and making accessories for the variations of play.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Give yourself some time. I started out thinking this is a simple project and that it wouldn't take long, but once I got started, I came up with lots of ideas for variations. If you have a lot of good fabric scraps (and who doesn't?), it can be a challenge to keep the number of planets and stars to a minimum. If you haven't appliqued much or at all, practice before starting. I love to applique, so I had fun with this! If you want to make the cards, I suggest printing them and taking them to an office supply store to get them laminated. I used clear Contact paper to laminate them and it's not as polished as I would like. Plus, it will save a lot of time! For the labels on the carrying case and blind fold, I used an iron-on transfer.