the boys valentine gifts are done! I made them both a felt tic tac toe game in it’s own little heart sack. I was inspired by this one from 1st lady of the house, which is so super pretty. I went with a bit of a more masculine look and managed to use all scraps to do it (woot!) including a bunch of felted wool that I’ve been hanging on to ever since this project.
I made a little sack because we our family really enjoys eating breakfast out at a diner. I mean, we do live in Jersey, we are practically required to take advantage of the culinary fascination that is ‘the diner’. but, restaurant eating of any kind can get a little hairy with my wild boys, so we often play games (this is our all-time favorite). this travel sack will allow us to bring our tic tac toe along for the wait between coffee and pancakes! the bag itself is a simple drawstring sack made of some scrap pieces of wool and ribbon.
I made the tic tac toe board very simply; just cut squares out of the wool felt, marked and stitched lines to make a grid that created nine spaces. to make the x’s and o’s I drew with chalk onto the pretty scraps of felted wool, then I stitched along the lines I had drawn through two pieces of felted wool (just to give the game piecesa a bit of heft) and cut them out around my stitches. since the wool doesn’t fray, I didn’t have to worry about having raw edges. it was a relatively quick project and as you can see I didn’t get very perfectionist about the shape of my x’s and o’s. I just had fun with it. here is hoping that the 3.5 and 5.5 is the right age for tic tac toe and if so, that we don’t end up with x’s and o’s in the syrup!