Mom: If it's a long soak in a hot bath that you crave, may we suggest this bathroom-door sign? Interchangeable messages gently let your family know when you're in need of some quiet SPA (Special Pampering Alone) time.
Kids: This easy felt pillow requires not a stitch of sewing, so Mom will be relaxing among the bubbles in no time.
Cut two 9- by 7-inch rectangles of pink felt and one 4- by 6-inch rectangle of green felt. Trim the edges of the felt with pinking shears, if you like, then cut a 2 - by 4 -inch window in the green felt.
Apply fabric glue along the 2 short sides of one of the pink felt pieces, then lay a 30-inch length of colorful ribbon atop the glue lines for a hanger, as shown. Apply more glue along all the edges of the felt, as shown, leaving a 2-inch space at the center of the bottom edge (for adding the stuffing). Set the second piece of pink felt atop the first, pressing it in place. To add the window, apply fabric glue along the sides and bottom of the green felt piece and glue it to the center of the top piece of pink felt. Allow all of the glue to dry completely.
Stuff the pillow with fiberfill, cotton balls, or tissues (don't overstuff it or the notes won't lie flat), then seal the hole with more fabric glue and let it dry. Finally, write a few bathtime messages (such as "Mom's Relaxation Zone" or "Ma's Spa, 7 to 8 p.m.") on 3- by 5-inch index cards for Mom to display.