Oh for the Love of Bats!

Glow in the dark puzzles? Of course! And what if we put them together with a blacklight? That’s what my grandson Bear’s friends asked, and so they did. This eeBoo puzzle features bats, so many species! And the kids are big fans. Aria, Torin, & Edward have a swimming pool, and each night bats visit and eat mosquitos.

Bats bring a sense of mystery, maybe a little spooky, definitely cool. The kids love learning about different kinds, and what special powers they might have in nature. And we do all love Halloween (which is coming right up).

You can just feel their brains working, can’t you? Edward is 5, Bear is 9, Torin is 10, and Aria is 13. They are all fully engaged in cooperative play.

Puzzles increase fine motor skills and problem solving. AND they are not looking at a screen :-).

eeBoo puzzles are sustainably sourced, with high quality, glossy, sturdy pieces, and minimal puzzle dust.

The blacklight worked great for building, but lights-off was a dramatic spectacle you can see to the right.

There was a lot of going back and forth, enjoying the whole process.

All hands in for the last piece!

Done! And then lights on and off… and on and off…

A glowy, fun night was had by all!

I have two 100-piece Puzzles right now, and they are both educational, beautiful, and glow in the dark: Love of Bats and Bioluminescent (mostly sea creatures). You can click here to see all the puzzles for young and older. I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of the bats.

Wednesday Giveaway – Rest for Nancy Lewis!

Rest for her iron, that is! This week’s winner, Nancy Lewis, will receive Sew Hot Iron Rest, made of silicone in a minty fresh shade of pale green that allows you to place your hot iron flat on the surface, eliminating the need to stand your iron up on its end.

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at pieceocake.com!

Buy this nice needle while I have it…

Back in Stock! The Mary Arden size 12 applique needles are fine and sharp. For a small needle, the eye is kind of big which makes them easier to thread for many people. On top of all that, they are only $2.75 for a pack of 10 needles—a bargain!

We have had a hard time getting them in stock but Lorna found more. I don’t know if or when more will come in. If you are interested, get yours now :-).

Wednesday Giveaway goes to Sharon Buford!

A good tool can make all the difference in getting the job done. What about 4 tools in 1? That’s exactly what Sharon won – Alex Anderson’s 4-in-1 Essential Sewing Tool!

The tool has a flat end for pressing, folding, and/or burnishing. It has a super-sharp BERNINA seam ripper for fast “unsewing”. Use the pointed wood end cap for turning bias tubes and doll parts. And use the stiletto while pressing and machine piecing.

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at pieceocake.com!

Wednesday Giveaway – ELLANA for Louise Jann!

Wonderfil’s Ellana™ thread is a 12wt, 2-ply, 50/50 Merino wool/acrylic blend. Designed for hand wool applique, the wool provides rich color and soft loft, while the acrylic gives strength, making this thread fray-resistant. Each spool holds 70 yards of thread. So what does this week’s winner get? Louise will get a total of 3 spools of Ellana thread in her choice of colors! Click here to see all the fabulous color choices.

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at pieceocake.com!