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Making Felt Monsters

Making Felt Monsters
3 - Machine sewing Start sewing from one side of the opening, and follow the line all around the body. For straight corners, sew all the way to the corner, make sure the needle is down (so the fabric stays in place) then raise the foot of the sewing machine, pivot the fabric around, lower the foot and start sewing again. Do some backstitches at the beginning and the end of the line, to secure the thread. I usually leave the opening between the bottom legs, so it’s less noticeable if I mess it up. In this case, I felt very confident and left it open betweent the ears (and the legs were to close to each other, too).

Tiny Polaroid Magnets Hi there! It’s felt like forever since I’ve last blogged, and has felt like an eternity since I’ve done anything crafty and nifty. Since my morning sickness has gone into full speed (yes, we’re expecting our third this fall!) CRAFT Pattern: Crochet Spring Bunny By Stephanie Jessica Lau Nothing says spring like a kawaii amigurumi bunny! Make them floppy-eared, and complete their look with a carrot or flower. These bunnies are the perfect addition to a handmade Easter basket or a special gift. Spice girl » Mookie Moo Posted by Melinda under Crafts [23] Comments Two years ago I made spice boxes for my friends as Christmas gifts. (Two years ago i didn’t have a craft blog, so I’ve got some catching up to do.)

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child Have a strong-willed child? You're lucky! Strong willed children can be a challenge to parent when they’re young, but if sensitively parented, they become terrific teens and young adults. Self-motivated and inner-directed, they go after what they want and are almost impervious to peer pressure.

Printable Day Planners Free printable planners. I'm over the moon to share this homemade gift idea with you. Free printable weekly planners, free printable day planners ...what a gift! No businessperson?! How about free printable wedding planners? Think... (Tutorial) Tree Circles Pillow I was inspired by this picture (Etsy), that I saw in a magazine, and I thought that I probably needed to make something like that. I actually saw this idea done as a coaster in Martha Stewart Living a year or two ago and I loved it! Anyway, I made this felt pillow out of it! (Sorry about the blurry photo, night time!) I used a platter for a guide, cutting a little over two inches outside of the edge to make two 16" circles out of brown felt.

Recycled Wine Bottle Torch 08.09.09 | by Erik Anderson Whether it’s product branding, package design or projects for ourselves, we’re pleased when we find a solution that’s very effective and creative, while keeping resources to a minimum. This idea is very inexpensive idea and it’s a great way to recycle a wine bottle.

DIY ethic: Make a record bowl Making a record bowl is really easy and cheap, and you won't need to buy anything you haven't already got. Making a record bowl is a great way of recycling consumables, and says something about who you are. Did you choose a record with a kitsch forties-style label or a rare punkette 7-inch with day-glo vinyl? The choice is yours! What you will need: Mother's Day Gift Ideas Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and we’re all in pursuit of thoughtful, heartfelt and ultra-feminine gifts for mom. Below you’ll find a few gift ideas to suit every pocket and every taste, to suit people who has time to make their own gifts or those who prefer to head for the shop instead: TOP GIFT THIS YEAR: Write her a poem, frame it and gift it. ( order alternatively ready made one from Amazon) Make her photo book. Gather all the images that illustrate the best of her, print them, add some meaningful text, bind them and voila! Perfect mother’s day gift that costs nothing more than some photo paper and some printer ink.

Little Lamb Pillows Several years ago I drove through Europe in the Springtime and I will never forget seeing all the adorable lambs frolicking in the fields. They were unbelievably, utterly cute. I wanted to get out of the car and pet each one we came across. Recently when I was thinking of a project to add some springtime cheer to my apartment I kept thinking of the little lambs and decided to try my hand at making a lamb inspired throw pillow.