** I was provided with the fabric to complete this project.
Did you know that this month is National Sewing Month? It is also Waverly’s 90th anniversary, and to celebrate, there is a contest going on! Joann Fabric Stores sent me two yards of beautiful Waverly fabric, and my challenge was to Waverize It into something functional but original. This Creation Station is the results of my efforts.
My girls love to color. They also love puzzles. And stickers. And markers. Basically anything that lets them stretch their creative side is good in their book. Which I totally approve of, and want to encourage. Sometimes it can be difficult trying to keep and store materials, and then having them somewhere that only I can reach. So I decided it was time for a solution. I needed something that would help my girls be able to access these materials easily.
I measured out the sizes of pockets I would need, and cut the fabric slightly larger to accommodate the seams and being able to fit the items in.
For the clear pockets, I used a clear laminate and made a bias tape to line the tops. Pretty straightforward!
The bottom pails are held up by straps that have velcro on them. That way my kids can just un-do the straps, and take the pail directly to the table with them while they color.
I made a loop at the top of the station for the dowel to go through. I bought a couple of single over the door hooks, and now this baby can reside on the inside of our hall closet. My older two can get in there when they want to get creating, but the crayons and pencils are safe from my one year old’s little fingers; I can just imagine the creations that would be on my wall if she could get at it all of the time!
They are loving their new creation station, and I am pretty happy with how accessible everything is for them now!