Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Jack's Felt Tic Tac Toe Game!

Today while the girls were napping and the boys were watching Cars 2 I decided to see if I could start and finish Jack's Tic Tac Toe game. Again I used The Big Shot to cut out the circles....love it! The 'X's' I had to just freehand and cut out.

Then I cut strips of white for the board. This does not in any way, shape or form look perfect. Felt is so hard to cut straight and I haven't bought myself a rotary cutter which I've been told by a couple friends is what I need in order to do so. Oh well...homemade isn't supposed to be perfect!

Jack was standing next to me while I was doing the finishing touches on it and he all of a sudden really looked at what I was doing and said, "Mama it's a Tic Tac Toe game!" Then he asked me who it was for and I told him it was for a special little guy and he asked if it was for the new baby (we still don't know the sex) and I told him, "Nope...it was for a special guy that was standing next to me!" That's when he got a big smile and said, "It's for me!" He's just so precious!

Here is the finished product. I made a pouch for the game pieces just like I did for Owen's Checker Board and I also used elastic and a button for the closure too.

Right after finishing it the boys and I played a couple games. This is the first game that as you can see ended in a cat. I think this is really going to come in handy on the plane or at restaurants while we wait for food. It was much easier to make since I already had the whole concept down from doing the checker board and there weren't nearly as many pieces to sew. All in all it took a little over 2 hours to complete.