Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Chocolate bunny! You can't see her legs very well, but you get the idea. She is a fun-loving girl who brightens everyone's day with her wide grin. What a sweetie! The background is one of my kid's books so you can imagine how small she is. I had a lot of fun making this one, the Japanese definitely win out in the cute category with their crafting ideas!
Monday, September 29, 2008
"Kidnapper's job is to steal kids. That white bag is his work bag. Kidnapper is very trim." Oh man, what an awesome mascot! I think this is one of the funniest ideas for a toy ever. My kids all want their own. We are doing a "stranger danger" family meeting tonight just so they know that the real deal isn't as cool as him. But still...gotta love it! I'm getting more familiar with the techniques and this one only took maybe two hours to make. If I can do it, anyone can!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Black cat on a train. She is a Halloween cat and she loves candy. She is on her way home to Spookeville USA. Anyway, her nose and mouth are cute too, she's smiling, you just can't see it in this picture. I wish I had a better camera to show how adorable she is. The green buttons on her dress are french knots. Another felt cutie!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Terry the terrier! He lives on a tiny ship and chews on tiny bones. I added a red scarf to make him more preppy (is that possible?). He was so fun and easy to make. Growing up we always had dogs in my family. This guy reminds me of our dog Maggie, who also had brown ears. Although, Terry is much less intimidating than Maggie ever was! In fact, Terry hardly ever makes a peep. He just quietly plays and wags his tail. What a cutie!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Today I made the squirrel. She was calling out for an orange dress so she got it. The pattern said red, but I only had this really dark red sparkly felt that was more for a Christmas dress, so I went with a more summery look. This one took about three hours (I am a slow poke) but I had kids to deal with in between, so I thought it went pretty fast. Squirrel is so cute! I love her!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
So, after all the patches I've sewn, I decided to make some 3-D guys. And with the help of The Cute Book by Aranzi Aronzo I decided to make a mascot a day for 18 days and blog about how it goes. So if you want to follow along, or come back in 18 days and see how it all turned out, thanks and cool.
As you can see I started with the monkey. He was really fun to sew, not so fun to stuff, but I think he turned out as serious as he was supposed to. My kids are having fun pretending he knows karate and having him speak in Japanese. I think he will be a novelty for another three minutes before he hits the giant pile of toys in the toy box.
The coolest part about making the monkey was the face. I've never done a triple french knot before. It was so neat seeing his little personality shine through. Oh, and the book was also lots of fun to read. It says, "Everyone will say, "how cute!" (we promise) People will be jealous and might even resent you. Be careful. Cute felt mascots. Easy to make felt mascots. Nice felt mascots. Crazy felt mascots. BRAVO! FELT MASCOTS!" How could you not love this book? And so begins the whirlwind of sewing 18 mascots in three weeks. (I get Sundays off) We'll see how it all works out.