As I mentioned in my Scraphappy Day post, since discovering (finally) the joys of the famous felt rabbit and her (mostly) woodland friends, I’ve been hand stitching felt, stuffing heads and limbs and making miniature clothes like a woman possessed.
Hand stitching? Toy stuffing? Fiddly sewing? Me? Well, you know I always say ‘never say never’ and the results are so cute I am enjoying myself against all expectations.
I’m especially enjoying the clothes making part. I made the badger some dungarees in case he has some heavy work to do on the sett before winter does its worst.
A crushed velvet dress for the fawn in case there’s a Christmas party in the forest coming up.
(note to self – never sew with crushed velvet again, it slips and frays and misbehaves in all sorts of ways)
In an attempt to bring myself back to reality I laid out some fabric the other day to make myself a dress and there was so much fabric and such large pattern pieces that I thought ‘nah, let’s get back to the small stuff’.
So I did
Then, I added a cat to the mix. I gave her some unruly whiskers – horsehair I had previously begged from my horsey friend back in France which actually made the move with me unlike much of my craft stash – and felted her eyes partly because I thought they would look good but partly (mostly) because I have run out of small black buttons.
Then I made her some pyjamas.
Which gave me a good title for this well overdue blog post that I only got round to as my workroom is, once again, stuffed full of furniture from the other room while we wait for the carpet fitter to do his stuff this afternoon. Otherwise, that’s where I’d be.
Apologies for the variations in quality, lighting, etc. of the photos as they were all taken at different times, on different days and in different rooms. Still – at least I’ve shown you what I’ve been up to and proved I’m still here – in case you were wondering.
Designs for animals and clothes are by CoolCrafting– in case you fancy having a go!