If you have a love of maps (like we do) and a stash of fabric scraps, then here's a project for you. Instead of focusing on red states and blue states, why not make them floral, plaid, striped, and polka dotted? What a beautiful country that would be.
This is one of those great craft ideas that perhaps you've contemplated before but got stuck at the "now, how exactly would I do that?" stage. Kate from See Kate Sew figured out the details and wrote up a wonderful tutorial explaining how to download a poster-sized map and how to cut out the scraps and adhere them to a muslin backing. She even included tips like "start with California" and words of encouragement to get you through the tedium of the topstitching. We think the work would be totally worth it to have such a beautiful keepsake, and it would definitely transition well past babyhood.
(Images: Kate/See Kate Sew)