Thursday, May 19, 2011

Time to Play!

Here at Arrow, we take making great cabinets seriously, but we know that sometimes a little fun and frivolity is in order. So when we were invited to be a part of the blog tour for Diana Schoenbrun's fun new book, Puppet Play: 20 Puppet Projects Made With Recycled Mittens, Towels, Socks, and More, of course we said yes!

The projects in the book are absolutely adorable, from Crazy Cat to Betty the Elephant, and there are patterns and easy-to-follow instructions for all 20 projects. There's even a little story for each one.

Diana uses recycled materials for all of her projects, and many of them use items that you probably already have lying around the house. But hey, we never turn down a chance to go to the thrift store. Heck, you can even dive into that huge stash of scraps that we know you all have!

If you'd like the chance to win a copy of Diana's book, along with a green Arrow bag, tell us what fun project you've been working on lately! Deadline for comments is Sunday, May 22nd.

If you'd like to check out the rest of the blog tour, here are the links:
May 2nd luvinthemommyhood
May 3rd Oh My! Handmade
May 4th Craft Sanity
May 5th Sew Mama Sew
May 6th Little Birdie Secrets
May 7th This Mama Makes Stuff
May 8th Roots and Wings
May 9th Whip UP
May 10th Fiskateers
May 11th Zakkalife
May 12th Prudent Baby
May 13th Make + Do
May 14th Craft Test Dummies
May 15th Cute Everything
May 16th Schmancy
May 17th Progressive Pioneer
May 18th Pink and Green Mama
May 19th Arrow Cabinets
May 20th The Happy Honeybee
May 21st Craft Gossip


  1. I have been busy sewing a quilt for my husband Executive Assistant who is retiring. She has been so loyal for the past 8 years. I found the perfect beautiful floral fabric for this quilt for her.

  2. These are adorable! My fun project lately has been totally redesigning/repainting/rearranging/re-everything my sewing room (sans Arrow cabinet, unfortunately) -so no actual sewing has taken place for OVER A MONTH!!! egads!

  3. I've been in the planning stages for a baby quilt for my third grandchild who'll be here in October. I need to get to cutting and sewing soon. lol Actually I have enough material for two or three baby quilts, I need to find out if its a boy or girl before I start working on them.

  4. A little stuffed pink elephant for the baby! As soon as I find some safety eyes, I'll be almost done!

  5. I've been working on a 3D frog wall-hanging for my grandbaby that's due this November. Can't wait to see the finished result!

  6. MrsWindy4-Kansas msunderstood_one@hotmail.comMay 19, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Just finished designing a baby quilt for my nephew's 2nd child. I'll get started doing the cutting today and if all goes well, the quilt top should be finished by tomorrow. I like quick and easy! I know I could find a project in this book to send to my nephew's 1st child so he doesnt feel left out!

  7. A recreation of Disney's Rapunzel costume for an 8 year old's birthday next week! It's harder than you'd think it would be to recreate in 3D something that only exists in 2!

  8. my first quilt..for my daughter...

  9. have not had time to sew lately. my last sewing project was to recover a pad for a toddler booster seat. I am in the process of moving to another house, painting. cleaning re-arranging etc to the new house.. I will have a bigger sewing room though. :)

  10. I'm just finishing a quilt, but my next project will be a pin cushion. I've been seeing so many great ones and I think I need to update.

  11. My oldest dd is designing her own quilt with my stash. She tells me what she needs, I find it, cut, then she sews. She loves a beach poster she wants to base her room on and is going off the colors in the poster; tans, blues, greens.


  12. I'm working on 2 quilts for our guild's community quilting effort, and when I get done I plan to spend a bunch of time playing with my new embroidery machine! I've downloaded a bunch of free designs, so I'm ready to go.

  13. I am working on organizing and unpacking my sewing/fiberart "studio", trying to fit in my "stuff" as well as make room for my "home from college for the summer" son. Apparently, he would like to sleep in his bed unaccompanied by a good portion of my(not made into blankets or quilts) fabric stash...LOL!