I’ve been finding time to make stuff, but it’s been in little spurts and fits and then I forget to blog any of it. I think a little catch-up is in order. First off are several stuffies. I try to make something for each of my kids’ Easter baskets every year. Sometimes it is the basket, sometimes the bunny and sometimes it’s something else entirely. This year they each got a little stuffie. My youngest got a simple bunny in plaid flannel. I sketched out a shape and then sewed it up.
My fourth child got a mermaid with purple yarn hair. I was in too much of a hurry to sketch anything out properly so this one is a little wonky, but my little girl loves her to pieces so I’m willing to overlook her faults. I tried a new technique for attaching the hair and I hand-painted the face. I think with some work I could make a pretty cute mermaid.
My third child got an Easter wookie. Nothing says Easter like wookies right? I found my inspiration from some adorable stuffies on Pinterest. I used felt and a little fleece for the details.
Next up was a Wampa because my other son is also in love with Star Wars. I love this one. He just makes me laugh. Found the inspiration on Pinterest which linked to some Etsy shop if I remember right. I kinda did my own take on it, leaving the arms unstuffed so they would be floppy.
Lastly, (I’ve got 5 kids in case you were counting.) is this adorable narwhal. I think it’s my favorite. It’s pink and has a flowered tummy! Oh and the horn. I searched the great wide Google to find a pattern and came up with a template on some obscure crafting board. The directions were confusing, but I was able to figure it out enough to make this little guy. My oldest was thoroughly pleased.
Ok, I know. I know. I have a problem. I’m always making sock/glove animals.
It’s hard to resist the cuteness.
I think I’m getting better at adding personality to them so they are each a little different.
This one was a little bunny ballerina with a mini tulle tutu and tulle bow.
Isn’t she sweet?
Maybe I should rename this blog: Spacey Casey Creates Bags and Sock Animals
Sometimes I make things because I’m trying to duplicate something I’ve seen
and sometimes I just come up with an idea on my own.
This little kitty is all me and it was so rewarding to see her come to life.
I love her sweet embroidered face and slightly puffy ears.
Her stuffing is scented with lavender essential oil making her extra sweet.
I had planned on making a little friend to sit in her pocket, but ran out of time.
I gifted her away at the baby shower, but I’ve drafted a pattern so I can make more.
I just love her.
Look who came out of my shop this week.
By shop, I mean the small corner where I keep my crafting desk.
I love her hair. It reminds me of sunshine and rain, kind of like the month of April.
She has a one-of-a-kind ruffle dress.
With a pair of matching panties that inspired major envy by the doll-owners in this house.
I’m still deciding whether or not she needs a little cardigan.
I made this sweet Waldorf style baby for a friend.
The body and cap are made from a felted wool sweater.
The face is made from soft bamboo jersey.
I think it turned out sweet.
A flannel blankie.
Backed in super soft fleece.
And rimmed in satin.
A soft bunny stuffie.
With a cute little tail.
And floppy ears.
A flannel bunny bib.
With a subtle face.
I made this pirate teddy for a little boy’s sixth birthday.
He’s a glove animal because they are my favorite to make.
If I would have had more time I would have made him a tiny felt sword.
But I didn’t.
The pirate gear is all removable so he can be a plain old adorable bear if needed.
He’s got a silvery glitter button eye under his eye patch.
I would have taken a picture, but he needed to be wrapped and rushed out the door.
The lighting was bad anyway.