Lookie there... another LollyChops craft project... and it's in teal!
What a shocker!!!!
Pah. There is no such thing.
The Square Bear
Sunday morning I had a vision of a bear softie with a square body, square arms and square legs. He was gonna be squaretacular! It's hip to be square right???
(that was a two cheeser for sure)
Once I had the square body part made I decided that the bear that was square actually looked more like an awesome sammich! The only problem I had was that I had started off with teal... so this meant that I was basically making a teal sammich.
I debated the logistics of this for about 1/18th of a second and decided to roll with it.
If anyone can get away with a teal sammich it's me right?
Cut two pieces of teal felt into 4 inch squares (I used this teal felt HERE).
Cut a coordinating strip of fabric 18 inches long and 3 inches wide.
Fold in the sides and iron them down so that you are left with a 1 1/4 inch wide strip.
(the reason you fold the sides in is so that you have a finished edge)
When you get to where the two pieces of fabric meet up, sew the ends of the fabric together so that the finished side is facing out. Trim the excess fabric.
Then finish blanket stitching the rest of the felt square.
(you should have a little fabric box that looks like this)
When you are about 3/4's of the way done, embroider sweet little closed sammich eyes to one of your felt squares (or you could be smarter than me and do it BEFORE you get this far into the project).
Stuff your little sammich with batting.
Then finish stitching the rest of the way around the side till she's all closed up tight.
(I don't have any pics of this step cause
the cuteness factor was too great and I got overly excited and I forgot
to take them)
(if you have any lavendar add it in there too... you could make this a sachet sammich)
Now you have a shy sammich that seems kinda sad and plain.
You need to jazz her up!
She needs some head adornments!
I saw a tutorial on how to make them over on 17 Turtles (with Juliana Michaels).
You can learn how to make them HERE. They are sewwwwww EASY! Trust Lolly.
You can see Hurricane CharlotteChops nestled under the craft table up there.
She pretty much stays in that same spot when she's in the craft room...
...and for some reason really gets to itching and scratching RIGHT as I am shooting my videos...
(notice how she's laying ON the video camera stand)
Tip: An itching and scratching dog who happens to be laying ON the video camera stand whilst shooting video tutorials causes a rocking the boat motion in the final video.
This is about 5 projects going at once.
I am sitting here typing this in the midst of that mess (I think there might be a button stuck to my elbow).
...and Charlotte is being as quiet and still as a little lamb (or should I say little turkey)
...last to lastly...
Catherine from Original Stitch sent me these pics of her girls coloring and decorating the LollyChops 2010 mini calendars.
I ADORE that little green jumper!
I am gonna see if I can get her to make me one (in teal of course).
So that's all I gots for today!
P.S. Thanks to those of you who have signed up for my super secret card drive (I loves you guys)! I started to get cards in the mail on Friday (operation secret santa-o-cards starts today)! If you wish to find out more leave me a comment and I'll send you the details!