Posts Tagged ‘stuffed’

Felt Strawberry Short Cake

December 15, 2009

Felt Christmas

As promised! A photo of the completed strawberry short-cake! A few weeks ago I posted a HOW-TO for this adorable felt play food which you can find here. You can find a tutorial on the strawberries here. I try to make lots of How-To posts so check out that whole section of the blog if you’re feeling crafty.

Felt Christmas

It took me a while to get this posted because I’ve been working so hard on all my christmas goodies. This tea party for my nieces (more of which can be seen here) has been my big project since October and I’ve poured a lot of time and love into. I absolutely cannot wait until Christmas to see the reveal.

I spent yesterday evening constructing a table for their party which is a really simple and fun project I will post more about soon. It is made of cardboard but is very very structurally sound. I’ve made cardboard furniture before and absolutely love the concept of recycled furniture that can be so creative and unique visually. I’ll be sure to post more about that soon.

Felt Christmas

I took all of these photos before the table was completed but I really love how all of the elements of their tea party together are such beautiful bright colors. It’s just so pretty to look at. I can’t help but leave it all assembled until Christmas.

Since these photos I have painted a purple lace doily on the table with their initials as well as painted the legs of the table pale yellow with faint wood grain. The scallops of the table has purple trim now too. I didn’t make them chairs for their table because, as you can see in earlier posts about the project, I had made them special embroidered and fringed pillows to sit on.

Felt Christmas

Felt Christmas The latest addition to the table are these adorable felt fruits from a pattern by UmeCraft on Etsy. The apple velcros together and slices apart. The Orange comes apart into 6 slices, and the banana peels!

Felt ChristmasTheir dessert selection is not limited to Strawberry Shortcake! These girls can also pick from four different cupcakes! This one here is their lemon merengue with orange peel and a lemon wedge. I made special cupcake wrappers with their names on them in three bright fun colors too. In my final tea party post I will show more in detail on the cupcakes.

If you’d like to see more photos of what I’ve been up to with this project, please visit the tea party post to see more about the table ware, and my flickr site to see food more in detail.

I can promise you two more posts on this subject…if you don’t mind! One on cardboard furniture with this table as the feature, and one on the final project after christmas. It’ll be a part of my slew of holiday gift ideas for 2010!

Chilly Pigs

December 1, 2009

I’m not going to be with my Guinea pigs for their first Christmas this year so I sewed up their gifts and left them behind.

Chilly Pigs!

It’s getting into the heat of summer and those guinea pigs with their long hair can barely stand the heat! We normally put an ice pack in a sock for them to cuddle up to, but I decided for their Christmas gift that I would sew guinea pigs out of towels to put their ice packs in. They’re much more fun to cuddle up to 🙂

Chilly Pigs!

I wish I could be there to see how happy they are with them but I’ll have to wait for photos to come my way!

Something to Hug

November 27, 2009

I’ve left Sydney Australia for Upstate New York and am once again experiencing winter! I keep my dogs in my bed, but stuffed animals can keep the heat almost as well. Heres some cute and cuddlies available on etsy…

Yoki the Fat Dragon
Yoki the Fat Dragon by DIYFluffies

DIY Fluffies offers PDF patterns to make your own stuffed animals. I particularly like this dragon and two little fat penguins. You can purchase and download patterns to make these yourself from her etsy store. If you’re not so handy with sewing, this same designer has a second store that sells Fluffels…jewelry and monster-y stuffed animals that come ready-made.

Genius Upcycled Fabric Plush Stuffed with Recycled Bags

Genius Fabric Plush Stuffed with Recycled Bags by Art Tales

These stuffed animals aren’t just cute but good for the environment! Each stuffed animal is made from found and repurposed fabric, rough stitched and created sans-pattern, and stuffed with plastic bags. Such a great idea! It’s nice that each animal will have its own tale to tell. Her shop is full of animals, monsters, and monster-animals. Stop by and scoop one up in her etsy store, or follow along to see whats coming on her blog.

Holiday Pogo and Sleepsack

Holiday Pogo and Sleepsack by Pogoshop

The creator of these little snuggly pogos lives in a  hand-built log home in the fores and draws on her natural setting for the creation of the stuffed pogos for sale in her etsy shop.These stuffed animals are also made from up-cycled materials, using wool sweaters and eco-friendly bamboo fiberfill.

Each one is hand-made and you won’t find any two alike so get into her shop before your favorite goes missing for christmas!

Gertie Guinea Pig

Gertie Guinea Pig by PeriwinklePark

This is another DIY plushy. Buy and download this PDF knitting pattern from the Periwinkle Park etsy store. I have little guinea pigs and I love this piggy…especially since he looks just like one of mine! I have a texel guinea pig who’s fur looks like curly sheep’s wool…this guinea pig is made with a mohair yarn. I have no idea how to knit, but if you can…go get this pattern!