Table Hammock

I first saw this idea a while back and thought one day I’d make something like it for my boys. It’s from Emily’s Joyful Abode and can be found here.

Photo courtesy of Joyful Abode

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So last night I made one. I had a lot of scuba fabric I hadn’t used yet that I had bought from Spotlight and I thought that it’d be the perfect material for a hammock (I didn’t have a blanket long enough to be able to wrap around our dining table).

So I wrapped the scuba fabric around my table and cut it up to size and sewed the ends. Once I sewed it up, it was way too big so I adjusted it by cutting the excess fabric (I had another idea for that extra part).

Here it is!

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And here is my little guy this morning.

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The hammock will be soothing for him, relax and increase his concentration. “The motion of swinging restores balance to the vestibular system, provides proprioceptive input (deep pressure) and generally helps autistic-spectrum children feel more “in balance”. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/2123345

As for the excess cut-off, I sewed up the sides length ways and made a tube out of it.

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The stretch of the scuba fabric will give resistance that’ll help my little one’s sensory processing needs through deep calming pressure, heavy work and proprioceptive input (help him keep track of his joint position in his body). It’ll help him develop spatial and body awareness, muscle strength, motor planning and creativity.

These tools hopefully will help him self calm and provide the necessary sensory input he needs for a more balanced day :)

Please note, I made the hammock and stretchy tube to help with my little boy’s sensory processing needs with the advice from our occupational therapist.

Happy New Year 2016

Wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!

May the New Year bring you joy, fun, laughter and love. I’d love for you to continue the journey with me here at Cook You Some Noodles® and thank you for your company in 2015.

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Like the past 4 years, I’ve welcomed in the New Year with a {NEW} My Teeny-Tiny Doll®

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She is available now in the shop *** SOLD OUT ***

Have a wonderful 2016!

Picture Ledge Art

Continuing the pretty-ing up my place project, I’ve moved on to another wall at our place.

After taking down our fabric Christmas tree …

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… the wall is looking empty and bare. So off to Pinterest I go to get some inspirations.

Photo courtesy of Decoholic Interior Designs

Photo courtesy of IKEA

Photo courtesy of Smart Furniture

Photo courtesy of Very First Apartment

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You can see more pics in my Ledge Art Pin Board.

Now here’s what I have so far.

wall 1

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  1. Armchair, black picture ledge, lamp, wooden figurine, black picture frame and corner TV table from IKEA (can you tell I love IKEA)
  2. Ottoman from Kmart (holds more of my fabric stash)
  3. Cushion (on sale for $10) and faux succulent pot plant (1 of 3) from Typo
  4. Plain white canvas that I put a vinyl typography “but first, coffee” using Picmonkey to create the words and my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the transfer vinyl.

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5. Free Flamingo printable from Oh So Lovely

Photo courtesy of Oh So Lovely

I cropped it into a square to fit the square picture frame.

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2 more items I want to get to complete the wall is a big letter “C” from Typo and a set of 3 faux succulents pot plants from Kmart

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One of the things I want to do more in 2016 is to have friends over and just enjoy some good company. So having my place all nice and pretty and welcoming will push me to pick up the phone and invite friends over.

Now as for the sewing table side of my work area that I put the peg board up on – original post here

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… it’s still a work in progress, but I have added a few things on it.

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Rail with hanging buckets to house the tools I need, thread and thread holders, scissors (I used wooden golf tees and cut them short to hang the scissors in place) and other pretty things (wooden house, mini buckets and clipboard with felt swatches). I am adding to it organically, seeing what items I need while sewing but also making it a little artistic.

So there you are. Very happy at the moment that I will welcome 2016 with a nice apartment to look at.

Do you have any goals, plans that you want to do in the New Year?

20% OFF SALE! Today Only

Hey, hey, hey! Hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas and holiday celebration. Did you get lots of pressies and eat way too much?

Today, my boys are occupied going through all the presents they got yesterday, so I’m having a quick “free” time. There is a 20% OFF BOXING DAY SALE! in my bigcartel shop now (ends tonight 26/12/2015 11:59pm) *** NOW CLOSED ***

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Use discount code BOXDAY2015 when you get to the Cart section and enter it in the box field “Have a discount code?” and the 20% discount will automatically apply (shipping not included).

Have fun shopping!

Peg Board Storage

Today’s tidy and organise area is my sewing machine desk. I used to have 2 cork boards there, but since I used them on the vision board desk side of my work station, I was left with a blank wall. Below is the finished vision board.

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I had a couple of peg boards I bought a while back from Bunnings that I had up at one time, then took it down when I rearranged my work space for the nth time. So, got I got one of them out of the cupboard and screwed it to the wall.

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I gathered some inspirations from Pinterest for ideas on how I can set it up.

Photo courtesy of Fabric Paper Glue

Photo courtesy of Ginger Snap Crafts

Photo courtesy of Bloglovin’

Photo courtesy of iHeart Organization

Photo courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

Photo courtesy of Craft-O-Maniac

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I’ve pinned some more pictures in my Creative Space Pinterest board. Before I get started though, I have to find all the hooks that inserts into the peg board. I must have cleaned up so well, that now I can’t find where its new home is …. hmmm!?

Going to try my best to get everything sorted in my work space before Christmas, if not before my younger boy’s birthday on the 30th … or before New Year’s Eve … fingers crossed!