Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things

I've been trying to come up with some fun new crafts to try because I feel like I've been doing a lot of the same things.  I've been working a lot on embroidery, plushies and felt art cards recently.  Of course, I will continue to make them (because they're my favorite!!) but I wanted to try to include something new into my collection of crafty things.  I still wanted to do something that I, what would be better than combining my favorite crafts into one awesomely fun craft experiment??

I have seen people make cute pictures with fabric and embroidery hoops so I wanted to try it out myself.  I was very inspired by my turtle pictures so I thought I would try out my little experiment by making a turtle (I'm going to make a turtle plushie at some point, too.  Won't that be cute??).  

I drew a simple turtle and cut the pieces out of felt.  I used a basic backstitch to stitch the pattern onto the shell.  Then I used my favorite blanket stitch to sew the pieces to the fabric.  I used french knots for the eyes.  I stuffed the turtle shell so it would be puffy like a plushie!  I love it!! 

It really was a pretty simple project, but it was very time consuming!  It was a little awkward to sew.  It might have taken a little less time if I didn't stab myself with my needle so much, too.  I kept having to stop every time I poked myself!  OUCH!!!!  Oh well.  It was worth it!  :-)

Here's the finished product! 

See??  It's puffy!!

I have this picture hanging in my hallway.  Now I have to figure out what to make next to add to my collection.  :-)


AJ said...

I love that it's puffy!! Very cute :)

Velma said...

It turned out ADORABLE!!!!

Missy said...

Oh that is just too cute! You should definately sell them! They would look fab in kids bedrooms!!!

Love Missy

Maggie said...

Awwww. I love turtles! I want onnnneee!

Melissa said...

Aw, what a turtle cutie!