Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Meet Foxy Loxy

I have had so many orders for the monkey bib sets (see previous post) that I have been making bibs almost every day!  On my last trip over to Joann's Fabrics, I picked up some cute fabric that had forest animals in it.  One of the ladies that comes over for sewing lessons saw the fabric and ordered a bib set made from the forest animal print.  Of course I had to come up with a new stuffed toy to go with it!  Meet Foxy Loxy, the latest in the felt animal collection.

Here's a close-up shot of Foxy with his bib and washcloth set.  Note the cute little "fox" card that I made to go with it!

The forest fabric had such cute little animals on it that I made a little zippered pouch to go with one of the foxes.  This set would make a cute gift for a young girl.  It just needs a card to match!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Shadow Box Frame

I was over at Hobby Lobby not too long ago and found some of these shadow box memory frames.  This is my one of first attempts at filling it.  I got a couple of different sizes to try for different uses.  A week later I went back and bought a whole case of them!  So you might be seeing more of these.  Ha ha!

I made this for a friend who just had surgery.  I made the peach flowers out of clay using a mold.  I thought that I would have liked more of them on the project and the card, but I didn't use them this time.  I'll just keep them around to put on another project!

I hope she likes it!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What Do I Do With the Cute Girl in the Fabric Panel?

This past weekend while I was at a Quilt Show in my area, I found this cute fabric with drawings on it by Cori Dantini.  I immediately recognized the artwork because I have a date book with some of her artwork in it.  Her images are just so sweet- I love their whimsical look!

Of course, I just had to buy it!  I bought a few coordinating fabrics to go along with it.  (I had to get those, too!)   I'm not exactly sure what to do with the panels, but I'm sure that I will figure that out!

Today I wanted to make a tote bag to bring to my sewing group at church.  All of the members are making and donating tote bags for children that need to go into the foster care system.  So I decided to make pockets out of two of the panels for the front and back of the tote bag.  I just love how it came out!

I had the striped blue and the checked yellow fabric already, but I really like how they bring out the colors that are in the panel.  I'm sure some little girl would love to have this to bring to her new foster home.

Here is a pic of the other side of the bag.  The images in real life are a lot brighter than what the picture shows.  I think the girl in this panel is working on some embroidery!

Well, I've used up two of the panels.  What other things can I make with these fabric panels?  I'm open for ideas.  :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Just Monkeying Around!

I've had a couple of baby showers to go to recently.  So I made some bib sets and washcloth sets to go with them.  I thought that the bibs needed a little toy, so I came up with this little monkey who is made from felt.  I just love how he brings an added "cuteness" to the bibs! 

Here he is a little closer.  I cut him from felt and added the face and ears, stitching them on using my sewing machine.  Then I stitched around his body with some DMC floss,using a blanket stitch.  Because his body has a lot of areas to stuff, I stuffed him as I was sewing him together.  Then I added the ribbon (Stampin Up, of course!) and sponged some blush ink onto his cheeks and ears.  I just love how he came out!

Here is another set that I made, using some zoo fabrics that I had.  This set is for a little girl.  I wasn't sure how I would like the bright colors, but I love them!  What do you think?