Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lucky Ladybug



This song was originally recorded by Billie and Lillie in 1959 but when I found this Four Seasons version from 1962 I had to post it instead!  :-)

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I made another puffy picture last week.  This one is a ladybug!  I wanted to try a different variation on the turtle puffy picture I made.  This one didn't come out quite as good but I know what I will do differently next time I make it to improve it. 

I am actually pretty happy with how this one came out.  I love anything that I come up with where I can use felt and buttons.  This was a very simple design.  I cut the body and head from black felt and the wings from red.  The ladybug spots are little black buttons. 

I used a blanket stitch to sew everything again.  I love the blanket stitch!  It's cute and functional.  I think I will use red thread to sew the ladybug to the fabric on the next one.  You can see every little imperfection with the black thread.  I still need to get better at my blanket stitch before I start showing it off!  ;-)  I think the stitch needed to be a little wider around the edges, too.  It looks a little too busy when it's that tiny. 

I embroidered the little antenna on myself.  I didn't really think it was necessary to draw them on first.  It was pretty simple.  It was a lot easier than the free hand embroidered mustache I did on Pierre!  That took forever!!!  It was hard to make them look even.


Here is my ladybug!



It has been a crazy week for me so I am way behind on my craft projects.  I'm planning on working on a bunch of projects this weekend so I can have lots to share with you in the next couple of weeks.  They are all experiments.  Just things I made up and wanted to try.  So, I'll either have a bunch of cool projects to show you or I'll have posts about craft projects gone very wrong!  ;-)

Stay tuned!

5 comments:

Velma said...

It turned out SOOO cute!!!! love her!!!!

Missy said...

This is really lovely! I think it's my face over the turtle! (sorry turtle) I really want to learn to blanket stitch, I think it would be so useful... I can't follow the instructions though lol! Your 365 pics are looking fab too... I have gone off rain too. I'm looking forward to dry autumn days with a but of a chill in the air! Xxx

Oh, My Darling said...

Aw, your ladybug is too cute!

marci said...

Thanks ladies! You are so sweet. :)

Missy-Have you seen this tutorial from Future Girl? I look at it every time I use a blanket stitch. It's pretty helpful. I still get a little stuck on the ending part though. My knot always shows. I'll figure it out one day. I'm on a mission to find a good video tutorial. I'll let you know if I find one. :)

http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog/2007/09/tutorial-hand-sew-felt.aspx

Angela said...

This is just too cute!! You're very talented!