CELEBRATE THE BOY in February 2010

I am so excited to introduce the theme for February here on Made by Rae:

I will be co-hosting an  E N T I R E   M O N T H of boy posts called “Celebrate the Boy!” along with Dana of MADE for your enjoyment and inspiration!  We’ve both been working very hard to make this happen, so I’m pleased to announce that we have a line-up of over 20 guest bloggers who will be presenting tutorials, roundups, and giveaways for boy-related sewing and crafts on both of our blogs during the month of February!

The boys in our lives often get overlooked when it comes to our crafty endeavors, as it is often harder to find cute and unique stuff to make for them.  So we hope that our blogs will provide an excellent resource for finding ideas when it comes to making things for our boys.

We’d love for you to join us!  Please feel free to take a button for your blog:

or post your pictures in the CELEBRATE THE BOY! Flickr pool!

Stay tuned for more next week!

PS.  Special thanks to Dana for:
a) coming up with this spectacularly-simple-yet-simultaneously-brilliant idea,
b) so kindly inviting me to share the fun, and finally,
c) making the totally awesome graphics!

99 thoughts on “CELEBRATE THE BOY in February 2010

  1. Yea! Thank you for hosting this. I always have a harder time coming up with cute things to make for boys.

  2. What an awesome idea! I have an only child, a four-year-old little guy, and it's hard to find boy things! I'll be looking forward to all of the inspiration. 🙂

  3. I'm so excited about this! I feel like I'm always sewing things for my girls and my boy gets so left out.

  4. OH cool! That will be fun, & now I am home again & have some time, & the space I can jump in on this! Looking forward to it!

  5. WOOOHOOOO!!!! I am so excited! I especially love the "The Boy" icons, as "The Boy" is one of the nick names we have for our son : )

  6. Yes!! I'm so excited to see what you have in store for us. It's always so hard to find cute boy crafts.

  7. Yay! I can't wait! I'm pregnant with our first (due in May) and we just found out it's a boy! Can't wait to see the lovely ideas. 🙂

  8. I'm so psyched! You'll be on the top of my google reader all month. I can't wait to see the projects!

  9. My son thanks you! I thank you! I won't have to hear him say, "But why don't you sew anything for me, Mom?" anymore!!

  10. Whoo-hoo! How fun will this be? And guess what? It's my boy's birthday month …
    My 'boy' projects planned already:
    – Finish Robot Quilt
    – Make Flannel PJ Pants
    – Paper cutting Robot picture

    I'm already ahead of the game, but I know I'll just add more after I see the greatness you and Dana have come up with! 🙂

    Off to grab me a button and join the group :P.

  11. Excellent! I'm always on the look out for more good boy ideas — and great boy fabrics. — michele

  12. Thank you! thank you! thank you! As a mommy of 3 handsome young little men it's so hard to find ANY blogs out there that give a shout-out to our boys! I'll be checking in!

  13. thanks for this- now maybe I can stop dressing up my 9 month old boy in tutus and Dana's cancan skirt and making him play with black apple dolls.

  14. YAY!!! I've got two boys and am always looking for new things to make for them-so excited! THANKS!

  15. Ack – I have no blog and have so been wanting to show off my quilt for my son. Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  16. Oh I can't wait to see what you come up with – I have a pidgeon pair and find that my son does get neglected with my crafting!!

  17. Oh I can't wait for this! My little guys seem to always get left out of my sewing endeavors. Plus I still feel kind of new to sewing so I don't really know what to do. Thanks for this!

  18. great idea, finally someone has thought of the boys. dana and rae you are both super creative and am watching this space to see what we can make for all the boys in our lives. great idea!

  19. WoW thank you for this idea! It is so much harder to find inspirations/tutorials for all Boy related things. I`m veery much looking forward to it.

  20. Very excited about this! As the mom of a daughter, I'm often uninspired when trying to craft for the little boys we love…I'll stay tuned!

  21. i am so excited about this! i have 2 boys & 1 girl..they are often overlooked because girls stuff is so much easier for me.

  22. Yeah, very exciting. I am expecting a boy in May and am realizing how difficult it is to find cute, practical things to make for boys. Good idea!

  23. I can't believe I cried when I read about it! Oh the pregnancy hormones! Thank you ladies for hosting this. I can't wait to see more.

  24. Oh, yea!!!! I'm so excited. Just in time to fill my "Lovey Bags" for Valentine's Day/Chinese New Year! *grin*

  25. hi rae – thanks for including me in your boy celebration next month! i look forward to seeing all the projects and being part of this wonderful collaboration.

    (by the way, rae is one of my favorite names!)

  26. yipppeee.. I always have a hard time looking for something cute to make for boys. Thanks for coming up with this..

  27. Wonderful idea!! I have a grandson and I'd love more ideas on making gifts for him! I already posted a couple of pictures on the flickr group-thanks again!!

  28. Yippee!!!
    It's time for the boys, I can't wait to start making for my boys I always feel they get left out with the hand made stuff.
    Thank-you so much for making this the boys month and sharing it with all of us.

  29. I just found out about this via Dana's blog – you two are great! I'm so excited about this.

  30. As a mother of a real-boy boy I am so related to this brilliant idea!
    can't wait! what a month it would be!! thank you

  31. Thanks for the inspiration to get going again – for the sake of my neglected little boy! (And thanks for the cute button.)

  32. AWESOMENESS! I can't wait for February! I always have a problem coming up with boy-themed craftiness. Thanks in advance!

  33. YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! I was JUST "complaining" on Twitter yesterday about how all the new Simplicity patterns are for girls…UGH! I'm mom to 2 boys and I will DEFINITELY be participating!

    You will totally be seeing your button on MY blog Monday!

  34. Awesome Idea. I have two boys and a girl. I feel like i'm always creating for her but not for them. I have you button on my blog!

  35. Most of the things I sew and blog about are for my two boys, but I so look forward to what you've been planing – nice with new inspiration 🙂

    Oh, and love the button!

  36. Brilliant! Pink is great, and so are ruffles but my son just ain't that keen on either! Really looking forward to seeing your boysy ideas.

  37. so awesome! oh, how many times have I searched the web for a compilation just like this! way to answer a need! thanks.

  38. Que ilusión!!!! Tengo 2 niños, de 10 y 4 años y para ellos no hay muchas ideas, así que estoy deseando ver vuestras propuestas.

  39. Such a fantastic idea! Eventhough my boy is 12 years old, I will look forward to follow this wonderful initiative. :))

  40. What a fabulous idea – a place to track down stuff just for the boys. I think mine gets sick of altered girl craftingness.

  41. oh i am super super excited about this. i have a three month old boy and am totally gonna celebrate with you. putting the button on my blog right now. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  42. yes! i have THREE boys and never know what the heck to make them other than stuffed monsters and aliens. this is great!

  43. My boy loves 'girly' stuff as well as dino's and Ben 10. I'd love to find some new, well rounded craft ideas.

  44. Thank you so much for doing this! Boys DO get overlooked… but their mommies like to dress them up and spoil them just as much as their female counterparts 🙂

  45. I have 3 boys that I'm always struggling to come up with interesting crafty activities for so I can't wait to see your ideas!

  46. Thank you so much for hosting a whole month to boy ideas. My son is turning three and like everyone one else finds it hard to find boy ideas.

  47. Thank you for doing this! I may not have ideas to post but I am so thankful that there are boy items I can make for my boys sown here for the whole month! Thank you!!!

  48. Always wishing there were more boy projects out there – LOVE this! Linking from my blog. Can't wait to see all the goods. 🙂

  49. So excited to see what's coming this month! I'm guilty of neglecting crafts for my son since my daughter came along…

  50. Yay! I love this idea. My son has just reached the age where he is noticing when stuff is "too girly" for him.

  51. I. love. this. idea!!

    As a mother of 4 boys, I'm ALWAYS looking for new things to try and do for them. Thank you so much!!!

    I'm new to your blog and a new fan!!

  52. Great idea! The various posts & the Flicker pool provide tons of ideas but… what about teenagers? You know, the kind of boys who are between 12 & 17 and whose motto is erything-that-is-not-branded-sucks (especially if it comes from you stepmother…)? Any idea guys & gals? That would be great help to me.
    Have a lovely day!

  53. Hmm I've found you a bit late, but hooray for celebrating boys. I'm off now to look at the fantastic makes for inspiration for my boy 🙂
    twiggy x

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