Saturday, August 27, 2016

Pipsqueaks Elephant

I found this adorable book while traveling this summer and had to make the elephant on the cover.  The inside has many other cute animals too, and I'm currently working on some strawberries, but it was the elephant that sold me.   Pattern and ides is from the book is "Pipsqueaks, Itsy-Bitsy Felt Creations to Stitch & Love" by Sally Dixon.

Since I was traveling, I didn't have anything on hand ... but I soon did!  I now have a nice little traveling sewing box that I can use to continue creating these felt animals. 

Unless you have to have the elephant, like I did, then my suggestion for the book would be so-so.  Other 3D animals are in the back section such but are limited to a platypus, tiny puppy and some mice.  Almost all the other projects are 2D items such as finger puppets, keychain tags or token envelopes - those aren't really my style but I think my kids can enjoy creating them. 

I categorized this under "felting" because it this tiny elephant is made from sheet felt, however, they are embroidered together instead of needle-felted.  This will just be an all-purpose felt category.  Enjoy! 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Theodore Sleeping

A new challenge has started at Little Miss Muffet Stamps today - it's "Anything Goes" and you can link up any one of your projects.  Come show off something!  

School has started and it feels good to get some crafting and created a few card kits for this one too.  I used Theodore Sleeping rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps plus some papers from Graphic 45, Mother Goose Collection.  There are a limited number of card kits so get yours before they're out - Theodore Sleeping Card Kit.

There were four different sentiment strips and I chose to use the "Mother Goose" one.  The other strips say "Bedtime Story," "Mary had a little lamb," and "Twinkle twinkle little star."  I love each of them so which ever one you get in the kit will be lovely on your project.

The lace ribbon tape is actually hand imported from Switzerland courtesy of my sister.  The funny thing is, it was imported from the states to get there in the first place.  LOL.  So this is definitely something that has been around the world!

The edges from each layer have been distressed and sewn.  Then I stapled the sentiment on over the cheesecloth and ribbon to add texture to the background.  The image was colored, cut then I used foam dots to pop it off the page.  Lastly the star was added with a few postage stamps from the same paper.

I'd like to share this in the following challenges . . . 

4 Crafty Chicks - Sentiments
Crafty with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes