Friday, April 8, 2011

April 2011: Easter

These bunnies were created from an internet search of "felt bunnies." I came across lots of ideas, some included sewing machines, or needle felting; things I did not want to do. So I reinvented the felt bunny and used felted wool, the blanket stitch and cotton ball tails. Simply cut out two pieces of felted wool in bunny shape, then use embroidery thread to make little eyes. Then, blanket stitch around the two pieces put together, starting below the bunnies tummy at the bottom corner. Stitch up until about a half inch up the ears, then separate the ears and continue up the side of just ONE ear. When you get back around that ear to the same spot that you separated at, cross over- and go up the other side of the OTHERear, so when you get back around you will put the pieces back together and continuedown the bunny closing the felt together. The ears should sit kind of floppy. Then, stitch on the tail, and fill your bunny with batting (or and easter egg...)

Even Jack, the french bull dog had a good time.

(They sit gathered together, above my easter egg garland, found here)


Felted Wool
Fabric Scissors
Embroidery Thread
Cotton ball tails

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

In the meantime...

I came across this idea on one of my favorite sites but sadly I am not chic enough to have my own book of Pantone paint chips. I finished my OTHER Easter craft, and with the leftovers, I decided to make my own magnets. So this is what I came up with. I LOVE them... so much. I may make a million more.

I used wooden discs that I bought, all ready cut for me. I used them to measure the cut outs for the paint chips and the magnetic sheet. I glued the chips on, then used paper glaze to make them shiny and almost edible looking... then glued the magnet to the back. I'm pleased. Anything colorful makes it on my to do list. I have a feeling there will be many more paint chips in my future...


Small wooden discs ("Woodsies")
Elmer's Glue
Paper Glaze
Paint Chips
Magnetic Paper

Cut out your circles, glue them to the disc, glue magnet to the BACK of discs, then glaze and let dry. Hang on anything metal, prevent kids from trying to eat them..