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Tricks + Treats: Little Birdie Plush by Viviana Agostinho

Tricks + Treats: Little Birdie Plush by Viviana Agostinho
Hi there! It's Viviana! Elsie asked me to share a cute plush DIY today for Tricks + Treats and I made this little bird just for you. Enjoy! A little birdie told me... Wanna know what this birdie is telling? The numbers in each birdie part correspond to the amount of pieces you will have to cut. To make your birdie you will need: - Felt and fabric of your choosing- 2 medium size buttons in any color- 2 small beads or buttons in black- Felt scraps in black and red- A handful of fiberfill- Thread, needles, pins... Place each part of the pattern on the wrong side of your fabric and felt and cut all the parts you will need. You will begin creating your birdie's front section. Sew front and back sections (wrong face up!) Fill body with fiberfill. Yay! Thanks so much, Viviana.

cashmere bunny tutorial We’ve got bunnies! Super lux cashmere bunnies…mmm! I’ve acquired a lot of scraps from making recycled cashmere scarves last holiday. I’ve been trying to come up with a project that is scrap worthy. These are the perfect snuggle bunnies for the job. Materials: Cashmere sweaterScrap of cotton print fabricFiberfillNeedle felting supplies (optional)Buttons, pompom, felt ball, etc. **PLEASE NOTE: for kids under 3 years old, do not attach buttons, felt balls, etc. I find second hand cashmere sweaters at Goodwill. 1) Cut a bunny shape out of scrap paper and pin to 2 layers of sweater. 2) Place ear and lining right sides together, pin. 3) Turn right side out and press. 4) Now it’s time for a little needle felting embellishment on the bunny body. 5) Once you get a nice little matted piece of felt, carefully remove from the mat. 6) Next place one side of the bunny, right side up, on the mat. 7) Carefully remove work from mat taking care not to stretch and distort the shape. So soft and sweet!

Make Your Own Birdie Fringe Purse I love statement pieces, especially accessories! I created this pretty bird fringe purse because I wanted something special to wear this Autumn. This pretty project only took me about two hours to create. I hope you enjoy it... This little birdie is my vintage inspiration. Here's how I made mine.... Step 1: Draft a quick pattern on paper for your bird shape. I made a strap with two long strips of leather, lots of punches and yarn. A few thoughts about working with leather: I have been working with leather (and faux leather) for many years. I hope you've enjoyed my little bird purse D.I.Y. Tricks + Treats: Autumn Fabric Wreath by Elise Blaha Hi hi! My name is Elise and I am excited to share with you a simple DIY wreath that you can make with scraps of fabric, ribbon and a wire hanger. Carefully unfold the wire hanger and twist it into a circle shape. It doesn't have to be perfect, you won't see the wire once we are done. Begin tying scraps of fabric to the wire with a simple knot. (Scraps of about 7 inches will be best). Continue tying scraps varying the color and type of material. Once you have completely wrapped the wire, add a ribbon around the main frame and tie with a bow. It's ready to hang on your wall for the rest of the season! Thanks, Elsie, for having me!

Holiday DIY Projects [continued] hello hello. i am back with more cute DIYs for Holiday gift giving! If you missed project one you can see it right here. 2. supplies needed: cotton fabric [i had one print and a coordinating solid], felt, double sided fusible interfacing, elastic, measuring tape, straight edge, scissors/rotary cutter, pins, pen, paper, sewing machine, thread. 1. (thanks so much katie! 3. You can purchase little pine trees at your local florist or grocery store, for a very reasonable price. Other ideas for decorating your mini tree: - paper cut snowflakes - ribbon garland - hand cut felt shapes - peppermints - baked sculpey figures - the possibilities are endless! I hope everyone has a fabulous Christmas season... and Happy Hollydays! XOXO holly 4. Vintage owls made of wood or porcelain are easy to find at local thrift shops, flea markets or on Etsy. The above example is a wall hanging piece like these... and here are some figurine versions painted with spray paint... 5. [for full instructions look here.] ps.

Purl Frog We named these amiable amphibians Rosemarie and Hilaire, after the friendly neighbor who shared the pattern with us, and Hilaire Belloc, the author of the poem that accompanied the pattern: The Frog Be kind and tender to the Frog, And do not call him names, As "Slimy skin," or "Polly-wog," Or likewise "Ugly James," Or "Gap-a-grin," or "Toad-gone-wrong," Or "Bill Bandy-knees": The Frog is justly sensitive To epithets like these. No animal will more repay A treatment kind and fair, At least so lonely people say Who keep a frog (and by the way, they are extremely rare). FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The Purl Frog measures about 7 1/2 inches long. one 1/2 yard Liberty of London Tana Lawn fabric thread patchwork pins 3/4 cup of dried mung beans, lentils, or buckwheat two beads for the eyes Fill the frog about 85% full with dried beans.With needle and thread, hand sew the hole closed. You may choose to embroider the eyes. Enjoy your new frog friend!

How To Make Hair Bows: DIY (jr.) Hello! I'm excited to introduce you to a cute new weekly feature DIY jr. It's a quickie DIY that you can do in an hour or less! Hair bows are one of my favorite accessories and this tutorial has been requested a lot over the past year. I hope you enjoy... 1. Here's another fun idea. XOXO. Song Lyric Wall Art / D.I.Y. Project A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price. I can't pass these things up even though I already owned this particular design. I thought that I could maybe use it to make a fun D.I.Y., but my new rule is that all thrifts that I purchase with the intent of restyling need to get done right away. I have way too many half finished projects in my life. With that little bit of motivation I came up with a fun D.I.Y. to display some of my favorite song lyrcis in our newlywed home. Enjoy.... Here's how I did it... I displayed our piece in our bedroom, on Jeremy's side of the bed. A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price.

How To Style a Hair Bow Love bows? We do too! Learn to make a pretty bow with your own hair so you can feel extra fancy. 1. Here's a second option. Thanks so much Katie! my little mochi: Chibi Kitty and Rabbit This week I've been playing around with a little rabbit I used to make years ago during my country craft phase. He's five inches tall and quick and easy to make from fabric scraps in your stash. I updated it a bit and added some pants for him this time and I also did up a pattern and tutorial for downloading (in PDF format) below. The way I made him may be a bit unconventional as I prefer to do the face before stuffing and I don't like dealing with cutting out and joining little fabric pieces. I also added the option of felt arms instead of embroidered ones and a pattern for a kitty as well. If you prefer your critters au naturale and in their birthday suits, then just trace the pattern onto one piece of fabric, sew, stuff and you're done. And since it is WIP Friday, here's a group shot of all the rabbits and kitties I made until I got the pattern to how I like it. Download free at Craftsy here.

a fun little party idea... Last time I was shopping at Hobby Lobby (which is all the time, let's be honest...) I found some chalkboard paper in an adhesive roll, similar to contact paper! Kinsey and I thought it would be fun to make removable glass markers for parties. Simply grab a roll of adhesive chalkboard paper, cut a strip, adhere it to your glass and smooth out any wrinkles with your finger. xo. elsie & kinsey too!

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