Its been quite a productive day in our house - this morning I finished the Christmas Stars quilt, and this afternoon the boys and I finished 'Gaspard' and 'Lisa' - their presents for the Newbie. They're proud of the fact that they made the bears themselves (with varying levels of assistance - the Kinderboy got to choose his fabric and trims, trace around the pattern pieces, supervise sewing and help to stuff; the Schoolboy also got to 'steer' the fabric through the sewing machine whilst I used the presser foot). We've named them after the characters in the TV show that's currently on ABC kids.
The pattern came from this book:
I borrowed it from the library with a view to making some stuffed birds for the Christmas tree / as party favours for the Kinderboy's birthday next weekend, but found that there were so many projects I wanted to try that I've actually ordered a copy of the book for myself to keep. The bears and also the birds are quite simple, and readily achievable by primary school aged kids if you're after a craft project.
Oh, and as you can see, the quilt is now dry and the tree up and decorated. Time to sit down I think!