This post is sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts Stores and Waverly Fabric.
i was excited to be asked to participate in the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Waverize It! challenge. when i received the fabric, I knew *just* what i was going to use it for.
Bear has needed a decent work station at the house for some time now. we have a foldable table that we use, but i thought that a "real" desk might help him get into his preschool activities more. i have a rough-looking desk that i scored at a garage sale for $2.
all that being said, here are my tips for creating
a kid-friendly work and/or learning station.
keep most used items in easy access
these are the items that you see on the desk in the picture below. most noteably, the markers in the flower pot and the i spy books under the globe.
display the child's work
letting Bear pick what projects from preschool, Sunday school, and homeschool makes him happy and boosts his confidence. it also allows him to "own" his space.
easy to access storage
like many, we've got more learning and craft materials than we have room for. it was important for me to create something that would allow for storage that was friendly to the eyes. what i came up with was to refinish the desk and to attach a fabric skirt on the desk. that's where the Waverly "Seeing Spots" fabric comes in. Bear loves it because he thinks it looks like a giraffe. i attached it underneath with Velcro so that the items underneath could be easily accessed without risking it getting ripped.
this space before was an eye sore...a mess that made me feel anxious just looking at it. this set up makes me smile. it's so pretty that i want to set my laptop on it and write away.
follow children's organization
ever go into someone's home or office and look for something in the place that you would put it? it's tough for me. by allowing Bear to express his preferences in where things are put, they're easier for him to find because they're based on his logic.
and now here's a chance for you to get crafty and transform a space, piece of furniture, clothes, or anything else using Waverly fabric....
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and Waverly Fabrics are holding a challenge via a Facebook contest to celebrate Waverly's 90th anniversary that YOU can enter to win! the grand prize is $1,000 in Waverly fabrics and a $250 gift card to Jo-Ann Stores. see below for how you can enter.
to enter to win $1,000 in Waverly fabrics and a $250 gift card to Jo-Ann Stores, all you have to do is transform anything – from apparel to floormats to e-reader/tablet covers and more – through sewing with Waverly fabric. then take a photo of your creation and upload it to the Waverize It! contest form on Facebook for the chance to win. the deadline is September 22nd, so get to crafting!