Monday, April 14, 2014

Two Treasury Features In Two Days

I have been crazy busy getting orders out this month and have had little time for anything else.  But, I decided I would take a few minutes today, before I play catch up, to say hello to everyone. I had planned on taking pictures of some of the orders as I worked on them but it just didn't happen.
 
I would like to thank the two ladies below who featured me in a treasury over the weekend.
 
 
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTUxOTg5Nzd8MjcyNjAyMTYyNA/?ref=af_shop_tre
 
 
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTQyMDAyODB8MjcyMzQ2MzkxMw/pretty-pink
 
Thanks ladies for the feature and for sharing all of the fantastic goodies!
 
Okay all of you out there.  I am in the process of getting some new sets worked up for the shop.  If there is something that you would like to see me make up in a set let me know.  I am always open to new ideas.  I hope all of you have a great week and I'll talk to you soon.

 

Monday, March 17, 2014

New Fun Play And Learning Sets

There are two new fun play sets in the Storybook Felts Etsy Shop.

Felt Apples In A Basket Counting Learning Game 10 Apples With Numbers And Basket
Apples in a basket counting set.

This set comes with apples numbered 1 - 10 as well as a cute basket to store them in.

Felt Fish Bowl Set With Fish Plants Sand And Fish Bowl 10 Piece Set
Fish bowl set.


Set comes with fish bowl and 9 removable pieces.


Water on fish bowl is a pocket to store pieces in.



Monday, March 10, 2014

More Easter Fun

I just finished up some more cute Easter goodies for the Etsy Shop.

Jumbo Felt Easter Peep Bunny In Glitter Prints Or Solid Colors
 These are Jumbo Easter Peep Bunnies in Glitter and Prints.


They are also available in solid colors as well.

Felt Easter Peep Bunny In Prints Or Solid Colors Set Of 4 Glitter & Print  Or Set Of 5 Solid Colors
I also have smaller ones as well.  They also come in the glitter and prints or...


Solid colors.

I think the glitter ones are my favorite.  These little guys are so fun and easy to make.  The kids are trying to bunny nap all of them but I have rescued  each one before they disappeared forever.  

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Easter Basket Goodies

I am in the process of working up some super cute Easter goodies. One item is already in the Etsy Shop.

Felt Easter Egg Shaped Marker Crayon Holder

Cute little egg shaped marker holders.  They will also work for crayons as well. 



 Each egg comes with a set of four Pip-Squeaks washable markers in the colors show.  The eggs measure approx. 6 1/2" x 5" (17 x 13 cm).  They could be done in a wide variety of colors but I only worked them up in pink for girls and blue for boys.

They would be great paired up with a coloring book and other Easter goodies in basket. Keep an eye on the blog and shop for more Easter goodies. I hope to have them all finished by the end of this week.   

Don't forget I also have the Easter doll and storyboard sets already available as well.
Storybook Felts Felt My Little Easter 2 Doll Storyboard Play Set 35 PCS Paper Doll Easter

Storybook Felts Felt My Little Easter Boy Doll Dress Up Set 19PCS Paper Doll

Storybook Felts Felt My Little Easter Girl Doll Dress Up Set 17 PCS Paper Doll

Hope you all are having a fantastic week.  Talk to you soon.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Stash Happy Felt Book Review

I have been reviewing some fun felty books lately and today I have another one to share with you. This one is Stash Happy Felt 30 Fun Projects For Felt (and Fabric) Lovers by Amanda Carestio. There are quite a few designers combined in this book to make a fantastic book full of fun projects.

There are lots of great projects in this book.  Each one has step by step instructions, as well as templates that can be found in the back of the book.  Some templates need to be enlarged and some of full size.

Here are a few projects in the book.
 
I love the owl lunch bag and may make one to take the kids after school snacks in. 
Fantastic Trivets.
Cute sewing machine cover.

These two little guys are woodland bears and so cute.

I needed a new pin cushion so I decided to make this cute little whale.  It works up VERY fast!...and was so fun to make!

Sorry about the pictures.  It is cloudy today and I can not get a good picture. The felt I used is actually a pretty aqua blue. I only made one of the little covered pins because I wanted you to see them.  I didn't have to pins with the big flat heads but plan to get some so I can make the cute fish and other water spouts to go with him.


Here is his tummy with the big heart. I hand sewed my whale instead of using the machine because I had a SMALL phobia of my sewing machine. I had fun making him.  My little man saw him when he was finished and wanted to know if it was for him. Now he wants one. 

I really like this book and can't wait to make some of the other goodies. If you liked any of the projects shown, you can go over to the Lark Crafts website and get free bonus projects as well as some of the projects from the book.










Now go make some of these fantastic projects, and if you do please come back here and let me know which ones and how you liked them.









Thursday, February 13, 2014

How To: Make A Puppy Keychain

How To: Make A Puppy Keychain.


Over the last couple of weeks, I have been reviewing some wonderful craft books. Yesterday, I shared about making some cute keychains from the book Happy Stitch.  Today I am sharing a little how to for a cute puppy keychain that I designed.



To make Patches the Puppy, you will need…

- The template sheet at the bottom of this post.
- Cream felt, approx. 3” x 6” (5 ½ x 15 cm)
- Tan felt, approx. 7 ½” x 8 ½” (19 x 22cm)
- Small piece of dark brown felt
- Matching sewing thread or embroidery floss (thread)
- Stuffing
- 4” (10cm) piece of brown 5/8” (15mm) ribbon
- 1 small key ring of your choice
- Needles, pins and small sharp scissors. (Embroidery or scrapbooking scissors work great for cutting out small felt shapes.)
- Permanent markers, disappearing fabric pen or chalk to trace pattern (Optional. You can also pin pattern to felt or just hold it while you cut around it.)

1. Use template provided to cut out pieces.

Cut two head shapes from cream, four tan ears, one tan nose and eye patch and two dark brown eyes.



    
2. Sew one of the eyes onto the eye patch with a running stitch in matching thread.


3. Sew nose, eye patch and other eye in position with a running stitch in matching thread.


4. Embroider mouth under nose with a backstitch in dark thread.


5. Sandwich two of the ear pieces together, then stitch together with a running stitch in matching thread. 

Repeat with other two ear pieces. If you need to, trim around edges to make sure they have a clean edge and match up well.


6. Loop ribbon through key ring. You can use a small piece of tape to hold the ribbon ends together if needed.


7. Sandwich the two head pieces together and place the end of the ribbon between them. Leave approx. 1” (2.5cm) of ribbon sticking out. Pin in place.


Now slip ears between the head pieces and pin in place.  

Sew ¾ of the way around, through all thicknesses, with a running stitch in color to match head. Remove pins as you go.



8. Stuff head and sew the remainder of head together.



Now add keys or attach to your favorite child’s backpack.
You can also make it in any color you want.  The one above was made to match my son's favorite snuggle buddy.

Click Here to view template in another window and print at 100%

This tutorial is for non commercial use only: you can use it to make as many felt puppies as you want for yourself or as gifts, but please don't make any for sale. You may borrow a photo or two if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to my original post, and do not reproduce my entire tutorial on your site. Thanks!

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