Monday, January 31, 2011

10 inch Pig made from black and white dotted Fleece

What fun! I had making this little 10 inch pig; I fell in love with this fleece that I found and started making animals from it.

The first one is a pig and shortly I will have a dog, cat, and griaffi to add to this collection. I added 2 miss matched blue buttons for eyes to give some contrast and a large black button for the nose of the pig I need to trim up the eyes a bit and he will be finished. I used fiber fill and added a gold ribbon and some powdered blush to the cheeks of the pig.

This is the side view of the little pig that I think I will call Dots Mac Farm, I think the name fits him pretty good.

The view of his tale; I will be adding him to the Art fire store so be sure to click at the top where you are able to enter my Art Fire store and see Dots Mac Farm, the age group him is 7-and up.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Recycling a Wool jacket in to a Way Out Decorative Pillow

I went shopping a while back at some second hand stores and found some old wool jackets and bought them for the purpose of crafting with them.
One day I created a small 17x21 pillow using the back of a wool jacket; I got creative leaving some of the seams in when I made the pillow. Then I had some wild fringe that I bought at a local crafting store and some wild animal print.
I just love the contrast in the pillow which I think gives it tons of personality and says I am one of kind pillow.
I did not use any patterns put just went along with my wild thoughts on creating this pillow. The cat is pretty much in the center with bright button eyes for more contrast and I have added some bright cat buttons and sewn them in by hand. I created this in mind of a young girl who happens to love brightness and cats.
The pillow took about 3 days to make and decide on the fringe and contrasting fabric, I love finding old vintage jackets, sweaters, sheets, fabric in second hand stores it just makes crafting so much more fun with what ideas one can come up with. I will be adding this pillow to the Art Fire store in just a bit along with some other items so be sure to check in at my Art Fire store to purchase this item and other goodies I have there.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Vanilla Bean Bear, a cloth doll animal bear Created from Warm and Natural

This is Vanilla Bean Bear, a bear that I created a while back using warm and natural quilting batting.
I have also stained the fabric with vanilla and that's why this bear is Vanilla Bean.
I took a old McCall's pattern of a 16 inch bear used the warm and natural for the body of bear; then soaked the fabric in some vanilla and baked it in my oven at 200 degrees for the staining to set in and discolor the quilting batting just slightly. I then added a wooden round button for one eye and did some embroidery for the missing eye. The nose is just a scrap of cotton dark red plaid fabric that I had laying about the house. This bear is filled with fiber and there is twine tied around his neck with a bear button and a bright red heart button added for just a touch of color. The cheeks of the bear are a powdered blush. The bear came out soft to the touch and very nicely scented! He is more for those of us that are older and love bears, I don't recommend him for small children . I will be adding him to my Art Fire store in a few days so be sure to check out my store to find this sweet bear!