Although this is not Thursday I’m going to give you a throwback project. I made this for my Dad for Christmas this last year. My Dad ever since I could remember has had a “stache”. He also likes to collect his spare change into jars and jugs. For the longest time all he had was an old gallon wine jug that he would put his pennies into. I remember loving to go get it and pour it out on the rug and count out all the pennies, roll them up and then take them to the bank. One day shortly after we moved I went to an old antique barn and found a couple of these 5 gallon glass water jugs for sale. I thought OMG what a great gag gift for Dad! It would take forever to fill this jug up. So I went back a few months later and bought up the last one they had and brought it home. It took a couple months of discussing with my husband on how to label it up. I had seen on pinterest all the cute crafts with mustaches and the wording of don’t touch my stache. As Christmas was approaching faster and faster with it still being a meaningless “blank canvas” my husband finally had the idea of me just sewing up a removable slip cover for it. So I whipped one up quickly and embroidered the wording and hand cut the “stache” out of felt. Then boom it was a meaningful gag gift.
I made this several weeks ago just for spring time. I used a picture frame and wrapped yarn around it. I made the flowers out of felt, cutting strips of felt, folding it over long ways, gluing in place, then cutting small snips all the way down the strip, but making sure I didn’t cut all the way through the strip. I then rolled real tight and glued the end in place. I then glued the flowers onto the wrapped yarn and tied on the owl. Isn’t it such a cute little owl, I bought it on super sale at walmart just after Christmas, didn’t look like a holiday animal but I guess it was. This was one of my favorite ones I’ve made, but I’m still a novice and learning as I go. I’m thinking my next one will be a summer themed.
These are my cuddle monsters. Not all are monsterly and not a single one is scary 🙂 Some of these are large and some are small. They are each unique and would make a perfect little buddy for a little one 🙂 I made one for each of my two girls and one for each of my two nieces for Christmas last year. Of course my eight year old isn’t to fond of hers, but my little one just absolutely loves hers. I got the idea off a pin on pinterest (where else LOL). On there they advertised them as scrappy monsters. Mine wasn’t made from scraps mostly and they was no where near as adorable as the ones pinned. BUT they are still soft and cute. These are also something I made plenty of with the intentions of selling them. In all I made ten of them to sell at the craft bazaar back in November, but sadly only three of them sold. SOOO I’m on a mission to get these little cuties out of their box and into some little arms by the end of this year. However if you like what you see and want something a bit more to your specifications I can make one up special just for you 🙂 This last one pictured is for sell as a set, special for a little baby boy. It’s theme is sports. The size of the cuddle monster is considered a large. The little quilt is a little Linus drag along or would fit perfectly over the child’s lap while in his/her carseat.
The themes for the cuddle monsters is from left to right: robot/cyclops(large), floral garden(small), geeky(small), monkey(large), pirate(small), and puppy dog(large).
Here is a cute little craft I did just before Christmas 2013. I made three different ones and each one was a different color scheme. These are made out of felt and all hand sewn and embroidered. I got the idea off of a pin I seen on pinterest, but she had made them for her cell phone and I think they was slightly different. It turned out way cute. I made one for my mother in law for Christmas because she loves owls. One other was sold at a little craft show in my super small hometown. Now there is just this one little lonely fowl left 😉 A 7 inch tablet fits in it I believe. My kindle fire is what I went off of. A while back I had pinned a link from a very talented and much appreciated lady. Who shared so many embroidery stitches for this newbie. Doing it on felt was such an easy way to learn those stitches also. This is something I definitely enjoyed doing. This little bird is for sale and if your interested in it let me know 😉