sewing with kids: weather pillow

March 16, 2011

juliet's pillow
Okay, so I can't take any credit for this--my mother-in-law was here for the week and worked on this project with Juliet, but I had to share because it turned out so cute!

It's a "Weather Pillow" and is inspired by Juliet's recent fascination with all things weather-related. She described what she wanted to sew onto the pillow and her grandma cut out the pieces for her and helped her as she sewed them on.
the weather pillow
We've got a moon, a rain cloud with lighting and jewel raindrops, a tornado, and a sun. I love it.

Not just because Juliet made it, but because she imagined it and brought it to life. Kids have such beautiful imaginations and I'm glad we'll have this tiny piece of it to remind us of her 4 year old ideas.

I don't have any weather specific books, but I do have a few stories with weather elements in them to share:
Thunder Cake
Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco (thunder, lightening, rainstorm)
The Outdoors Book (Britannica Discovery Library, #10)
The Outdoors Book (Britannica Discovery Library, #10) (weather concepts)
Wilfred to the Rescue (Brambly Hedge)
Wilfred to the Rescue (Brambly Hedge) by Alan McDonald (features a flood)
The Wizard of Oz Book and Charm (Charming Classics)
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum--this is the only story I can think of with a tornado! And even though I have not read it to Juliet, I have told her the story (a very abbreviated version) a few times. Does anyone know of any picture books with tornados in them?
Moon Mouse
Moon Mouse by Adelaide Holl is a sweet moon story.

What are your favorite weather book picks?

Whimsy Couture


Ticia said...


Destri said...

I love this. Like, so much. I always underestimate what my kids can do, need to get the needle and thread out with the 4 year old :)

Ben said...

awesome - great post!

silly eagle books said...

I know--I think kids have the best ideas.

Jackie said...

This is wonderful! What a great keepsake for her to look at when she is older as well.

Rika said...

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs.

Cheers from Rika

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

That is so fun!!! I love it!

Thanks for sharing this at For the Kids Friday at SunScholars! I will be posting the next party tonight. I hope to have you linking up again this week!

:)rachel @

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