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Felt Forest Friends Keychains/Ornaments

Felt Forest Friends Keychains/Ornaments
When I started out making these adorable little felt forest friends, my thought was to make them keychains, but after I put the first one together, I thought they would make wonderful Christmas tree ornaments. And wouldn't they also be adorable hanging from a mobile in a nursery?! I am going to run through a quick tutorial on how to make the toadstool mushroom and then you can apply that method to the rest of them. I am also providing you with a downloadable PDF template of all 4 of the basic shapes for you to print out, trace and cut. First, download the template HERE You will need felt in various colors (see picture for color ideas). You will also need small amounts of ribbon for the loop at the top, and yarn that coordinates with each felt color for stitching. (Note: Don't be confused by the picture of the toadstool. The template includes the major elements you will need to cut out and trace onto felt. I lightly stuffed the "bodies" of each one to give them a little dimension. Related:  Stuffed AnimalsBoże Narodzenie

Caterpillar Softie Tutorial My eldest son is obsessed with “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, at barely two he can recite the entire thing from memory, from Eric Carle’s awesome fabric line we now have cushions , aprons and even some pants with his artwork on. So now that he can sleep on it, cook in it and wear it, what comes next? He needs to cuddle it! Please be aware that this certainly is a tutorial, not a pattern. You will need: Cotton – green and red Felt – black, green and yellow One brown pipecleaner – this is for the antennae, if you’re giving this to a younger baby I would recommend making antennae out of felt instead of the pipecleaners, because of the sharp ends. Green embroidery floss Basic Shapes Cut out the above shapes. Sew each side of the head to each side of the body. Assemble like so. This is where I have to apologise for the terrible image, I have lost my Photoshop installation discs so my artwork is somewhat sub-par I hope it is still understandable. Turn the right side out and stuff!.

DIY Pom Pom Ornament - Wait Til Your Father Gets Home I’m joining forces with the oh so talented, not to mention so super sweet, Cheryl of That’s What Che Said today to share a fun and easy DIY Christmas ornament as part of her 25 Days of Christmas series! In sticking with my Christmas tree colors of red, white, and silver, I was super excited to make these easy To make a few of your own, you’ll need just a few supplies: plastic bulbs {found at JoAnn’s} red, white, and silver pom poms small jingle bells red & white baker’s twine red ribbon To start, remove the metal topper from the plastic bulb and begin stuffing a handful of pom poms inside. You can fill them as much or as little as you’d like. To finish off the ornament, I replaced the metal top, tied the baker’s twine through the ornament hook part and added a couple of small jingle bells. They are definitely my new favorite ornament this year! What handmade touches are you adding to your home this holiday season? For more other fabulous ideas, make sure to check out Che’s series all month long!

How to Make Simple Crochet Slippers « Crafts IMPORTANT NOTE: This pattern uses US crochet terminology. You can find the SLIPPER SIZE, YARN and HOOK specifications at the end of this article !!! (To see more of my patterns, please visit my ONLINE SHOP!) I am an addict. An addict for crochet slippers. It all began when I saw slippers similar to these somewhere on the internet. I loved them so much I couldn’t get their tempting image out of my head. All I needed was a pattern. But because I am terribly, terribly impatient, I found creating my own pattern quicker than looking for an official one on the web. And since I’m no crochet guru, the pattern turned out to be really simple. Actually, these slippers might be the simplest slippers in the universe. Or not. But they might. This is what I did… Round 1: 5 ch (chain stitch); join into ring with sl st (slip stitch) Round 2: 3 ch; 7 dc (double crochet stitch) into the center of the ring; join with sl st Round 3: 3 ch; 1 dc into first stitch; 2 dc into each next stitch; join with sl st Row 14: turn (!)

2-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie For One This is one of those ‘I-need-a-cookie-right-now-or-I-die’ recipes that can be prepared in almost no time.We all know that kind of situation, don’t we? I definitely do, I confess.And you know what? This impressive cookie not only takes less than 5 minutes to prepare, it tastes really delicious. Just like a good chocolate chip cookie.The preparation is beyond easy… just have a look… First you need this stuff. 1. 2. 3. 4. Save a few for the top, if you wish to.5. Ta-dah! 6. Wabbit Tutorial Happy Easter to all! This is a last minute gift I made for my Nigel and my nieces who will be spending Easter morning with me. Forgive me for some of the blurred pictures, I have a deadline and the weather has been bad for photos. (I think I've finally decided to invest in a good camera!) Download the template. Stitch along the tracing. Prepare the nose and ear pieces. A very important step. Invert. The back of the inverted wabbit. Start stuffing them. Blanket stitch and close the opening. Attach matching ear applique with blanket stitch or any embroidery you're comfortable with. Embroider the paws with two simple lines and matching thread. Attach the nose with thread, secure by passing the needle through the nose and face a few times, zig-zagging underneath. Embroider the nose with a simple 'Y' with matching thread. Cut felt eyes and secure with matching button eyes. Three completed wabbits waiting for their new owners! And while I was busy sewing, Nigel drew mommy a WABBIT!

{Handmade Felt Bulb Ornaments} - Wait Til Your Father Gets Home I’ve been in quite the “handmade” mood lately, especially when it came to decorating for Christmas this year. After realizing that my typical {and purchased totally on super sale at Target a few years back} glass bulb Christmas ornaments weren’t going to cut it this year with a curious toddler toddling around, I set out to make some handmade ornaments of my own this year. I started with these beautiful Glitter & Mod Podge Snowflakes that might just be my new favorite project ever. I also needed to make something for our first annual Handmade Ornament Exchange and knew that I wanted to try something using felt. I soon settled on these cute old fashioned bulb ornaments. To make your own, you’ll need: felt in various colors white floss cording {to hang the ornaments} fiber fill scissors needle I started by using a scrap sheet of card stock that I had to hand draw two simple patterns, one for the base of the ornament and one for the gold top part. By this point I was getting super excited.

3D paper diamonds Hello there. Hope you all had a great Easter! We had a lovely relaxing holiday (….well as relaxing as it gets with kids). It would have been great to have another week off ^_^ Before I forget I just want to say a big thank you for all the kind messages you have send me regarding my book (you really are a nice bunch!) I’ve been meaning to get this paper diamond up for weeks now…but it’s taken ages to figure the template out (and I’ve been having breaks between each failed attempt). It’s based on simplified version of Satoshi Kamiya’s origami diamond. These paper diamonds are tricky to make (& require a fair bit of patience) so definitely adults only! When you have made your diamonds you can attach thread and hang them up. How-to 1. 2. 3. 4. Happy Monday all! Edited to add: A few people have had problems printing the templates (the dotted lines do not print).

free craft download | index Magnet cockroach This cockroach has a magnet in its belly. 1.5 inches. Pattern. Cut cloth. Sew the head to the wings. Put the head and wings between the body, and sew around except opening. Wind wires with adhesive tape. Felt cockroach. DIY & tuto ange en papier cupcake 14 novembre 2012 3 14 /11 /novembre /2012 12:50 En ce mercredi, je vous propose un petit bricolage facile idéal avec les z'enfants bonne journée Partager cet article

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