Monday, 9 February 2015

FREE pattern -Mother's day Gift IDEA

Free Pattern -Make your own Mother's day GIFT
SKILL LEVEL -BASIC sewing skils and hand stitching

Scented FELT HEART -MUM or MOM

Suitable for Crafty adults and supervised children 9+


You will need:

-FELT in Pink -1 x A4 1mm thick
-FELT in Cream - 10 cm x 10 cm for the letters
-Thread (embroidery and machine )in Pink and Purple
-Toy stuffing
-Buttons and beads (various)
-Dried lavender (to make it scented) - this is optional
-Little piece of muslin to make a sashet(bag) for the dried lavenred
-Needles
-Pins
-Pair of scissors

TEMPLATE : Please follow the link to my Craftsy shop to print out
the FREE template and follow the instructions :

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/home-decor/mothers-day-felt-heart-gift/131233











2 options ; MUM or MOM (with little heart to make the letter O )


Step 1 :
Using the template:
Cut out 2 x BIG heart shapes in pink felt
Cut out 2 x Letters M shapes in cream felt and 1 Letter U or 1 Little heart shape

Step 2 :
Take one of the heart shapes.
Using pink thread and running stitch make a heart shape as shown on the template
start at the dip of the heart leaving 12 cm of the thread free and further 12 cm free when you finish , to tie a bow

Step 3 :
Letters -lay the letters in plase slightly overlaping each other , sew them on using diffrent theads and stitches (running stitch , blanket stitch , whip stitch

Step 4 :
Embelish around the letters MUM or MOM with beads and buttons

Ster 5 :
Pin the both heart shapes together and using blanket stitch and pink thread sew around the heart , leave an oppening of 3-4 cm for stuffing


Step 5 :
Lightly stuff the heart ,if you like the heart scented put a lavender sachet in the opening

Step 6 :

Make a little hanger from pink embroidered thread, place it in the dip of the heart and stich the opening close.

And there you have it a lovely Felt Heart the perfect Mother's day gift


PLEASE NOTE :the pattern is for Personal use only


If you don't have these materials on hand ,

In my ETSY shop you can find "Sewing kit -Make your own Mother's day FELT heart " with all pre-cut felt pieces , dried lavender sachet , threads , beads and buttons https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/180005817/sewing-kit-diy-mothers-day-heart-craft?ref=shop_home_active_2



Enjoy making !!!!!!


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Sunday, 8 February 2015

Pinocchio - puppet story bag

"Pinocchio" actualy "The Adventures of Pinocchio" is a popular story of old times by Carlo Collodi
I still remember my " Pinocchio " book with the most beautiful pictures, from my childhood.
I have been asked to create a Puppet set for a local school ,they requested as many characters from the story as posible but on a reasonable price
The teacher that made the order said :
"Pinocchio" is a complex story , especially for "Year 1" kids , we would love to introduced it with some puppets.


Design:It took me, a bit of a time to came up with the design as all those so popular and well-known characters ,actually proved to be difficult.
Materials :I have chosen Felt for all of the puppets and Calicco cotton for the bag
Colour scheme ; Pastel colour scheme to sugjest some vintage style and to take us to an old times

The set is listed in my website http://www.puppetsinabag.co.uk/?505,pinocchio-puppet-story-bag

Pinochio is a hand puppet made entirely from felt and is 60 cm tall -this is my firs felt hand puppet I usualy make finger puppets only from felt



He is also available as an individual hand puppet


the rest of the characters in the set are 5 Finger puppets:

-the Turquise Fairy ,Geppetto ,Mr Cricket , Cat and Fox (2 in 1)and the "baddy" Stromboli


I am offering the 5 finger puppets on a set https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/221249015/pinocchios-characters-puppet-story-bag-5
and Pinocchio only as well https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/221251389/pinocchio-hand-puppet-felt-teaching?

The set contains 7 pieces - Pinocchio hand puppet , 5 finger puppet and a calico cotton bag
Hope The Children will enjoy reading and acting out the story with my puppet story bag

Monday, 2 February 2015

Easter crafts - DIY bunny and sheep baskets

DIY your own Easter bunny and sheep baskets with this easy to follow Sewing pattern


https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/220946826/easter-basket-egg-hunt-pdf-sewing?



These little baskets are perfect for an EGG HUNT PARTY or as Table top decoration

They are so cute and easy to make

A lovely project for crafty adylts and supervised children 9 +

Just basic sewing skills and hand stitching is required

Happy Easter Making !!!

Lots more Fun and Easy to make patterns aveilable at www.puppetsinabag.co.uk