Friday, September 5, 2014

Cat Bag

Next up in the bags for traveling kids series.... Kitty Cat pencil case. This was inspired by a pin I'd seen that led back to Tokyoinspired. This is our take on it. I love it a lot. 
created blissfully - wool cat pencil case
I made it with some gorgeous felt that I purchased in Germany from the loveliest little shop, which I am now kicking myself that I cannot remember the name. 
created blissfully - wool cat pencil case
It's unlined and except for the feet and buttons, the embellishing is by machine. Small pieces of wool for the stripes sewn on before assembling the front and back. Doing the nose and whiskers was fun. Scribbling with the machine might be something I should try more often.
created blissfully - wool cat pencil case
Then Jessica said, "Wouldn't it be cute if it had a fish?" 
So I did.
And it is.
created blissfully - wool cat pencil case
If for some reason Miss Boo doesn't like this, I may be stealing it back....

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Wally the Alligator

Did I ever mention that I did in fact finally get the Wally the Alligator pattern together?



Well just in case I didn't I wanted to be sure that I finally informed everyone. 


He's a fun guy to sew up and that kids love to feed him their toys! Ours is currently holding some of the million balls that we own (how do they keep multiplying?!?!)




Monday, September 1, 2014

Shark Pencil Case

My grand littles were getting ready to embark on a trip. I started making silly things to occupy them. First up, a shark pencil case for the boy. The pattern is from here. It's free and fun!

shark pencil bag sewing kids
The mouth zipper is the only fussy part of the pattern and I think it was worth the time it took to work with the small space and get it smooth. I did end up doing a bit of hand sewing. 
I love making things for the kids. How about you? What's the silliest thing you've made?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Safari Mobile

Baby gifts have got to be my all time favorite thing to make. There is just nothing as fun as creating things for new little people. I might go a bit overboard. But I was so excited about Parker I couldn't help myself...  


Parkers room is safari themed - I will have to find out if I can show you pictures of his room- its adorable!


These were supposed to be about 1/2 the size they ended up being.... that's what happened when you make the smallest animal first and want them all to be to scale. 


and by scale I mean the giraffe and elephant are babies and the rest are adults...


They are each needle felted from wool roving. The giraffe was around maybe 7 inches.  





I kind of want to keep every mobile I make. But I am pretty sure matt would put his foot down... and it would be sad if Parker didn't have a mobile!