Whilst in New York recently I was invited to an advance screening of The Odd Life of Timothy Green.
What a beautiful, heart-warming movie. My little ones are too young to really understand it, or sit through it, and it's not the type of movie my teenager would watch (unfortunately), but gosh I just loved it. If I'd not been invited, I would have had to see it with girlfriends. There are beautiful messages to children that they really should hear before heading back to school this fall, especially if you have a child who struggles with feeling different. I cried through the entire screening. Blubbering, make-up running down my face kind of crying. Pack tissues, you will need them.
In fact, make a few of these to take with you.
I wish I'd thought to make these before I went instead of cramming a handful of tissues at the check-in desk into my bag as I walked in - although I'm extremely thankful they'd placed a box of tissues out for us.
All you need to make these is:
- Embroidery Thread
- Sewing Machine
Cut a piece of felt approximately 6.5" x 6". This was the size I needed for a purse pack of Kleenex tissues. The best way to get your accurate measurements though is to place your pack of tissues on a piece of paper, fold so that the ends meet on top of tissue packet and then cut to use as a template.
Once you've cut your felt, fold the longest sides in toward the middle, then sew the ends (see below).
I didn't like that the opening was so large so using a piece of embroidery thread that matched the felt I hand-sewed a few stitches about 1cm in from each side.
Using some of the excess felt, cut out a leaf in a different color. Hand-stitch it to the back side of the tissue holder using embroidery thread, then using a dark brown add the detail for the leaf.
I just love these crafts on Spoonful too.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green will be in theaters on August 15th. That gives you plenty of time to whip up a few of these fun crafts to take with you.
You will love the movie!
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