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Showing posts with label felt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label felt. Show all posts

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Tooth Fairy Pillow

I've seen lots of Tooth Fairy pillows are being posted on Pinterest. I thought that they looked cute but they needed a Craft Fairy makeover. So I decided to make a bright and cheerful one that can be used for other things once the teeth have all fallen out.


This ├╝ber cute tooth fairy pillow is only 10cm wide. Just the right size for slipping under the child's pillow on the bed.

The pocket is formed by laying a piece of pink felt over the white base. Remember to sew the sides closed but to leave the top open. Sew the pompom trim to the pink felt before sewing the sides of the pillow.

It is made from:

Baby Pink 30% Wool Craft Felt
White Felt 30% Wool Blend 
Shocking Pink Pom Pom Trim, 25mm 
Black Swiss Dot Ribbon Bows Centre Stitch

I also used a pink thread for the blanket stitch and sewing on the bow.

The pillow is stuffed with white pillow filling.

Felt is currently unavailable on Craft Fairy so please contact me for a supply.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Love Ya!

I've decided that resistance is futile. I love making these hearts. It really can't be denied. Every evening I make another. You may wonder why I need so many? Well, in March I'm exhibiting at the NEC in Birmingham and I intend to have a bunting of felt hearts. So I have a reason. Well, that's the one that I'm using and I'm sticking to it.

Here's the latest:


If you want to see the hearts on display then please come and find the stand.

I used:


Click the above links for the lovely crafty items. Make your heart.


Saturday, 21 February 2015

Lovely Lilac Felt Heart

I think that this blog is becoming a bit heart obsessed. Or could that be me? Which ever thing it is I have made another heart for you all.



Can't decide if I went over the top with the flower, but I rather like it.

Products used to make this were:

White Felt Hearts 7.5cm, wide, 30% Wool Blend x 6
White grosgrain ribbon with lilac carnations, 3m by 9mm
Light Orchid grosgrain ribbon with white swiss dots, 3m x 9mm
Grape Satin Ribbon, 3 metres by 16mm
I also used lilac embroidery thread and a white button.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Crimson Valentine Heart. Well it is almost Valentine's Day

The crimson heart die cuts are really beautiful. I played around with the ribbons, buttons and bows and came up with this combination. Hope that you like it too.


If you want to make one you'll need:

Crimson Red Felt Hearts 7.5cm wide, 30% Wool Blend 
Pointed Ribbon Flower with Pearls - Light Pink
Glass Seed Beads, Dyed Round, Crimson, 6cm tube
Wine Diamond Woven Satin Ribbon 9mm 

Some stuffing and thread to sew it together.

You will get far more products than you need to make this heart, so you'll have plenty left over to make something else.





Sunday, 8 February 2015

Shocking Heart

I,m working my way through a rainbow of felt colours as I want to make a felt heart bunting to hang on my stand at the NEC in March this year. I realised that I hadn't made any hearts from the cerise felt so I put that right this morning and came up with this design.


It's  a kit too so, if you want one, you can get it from Craft Fairy. Just click on 'kits'.

My banner is coming on a pace. It measures 2 metres when the hearts are touching. All I need to do is make sure that it will be about 7 metres long. If I leave a space between each heart I think that I may be about there. I'll get a long piece of 16mm grosgrain out and give it a try.

Hubby wonders how we are going to attach it to the stand. I have the solution:

Self adhesive velcro.

The hearts are really light so they won't put much pull on the bunting and the velcro. That's my idea and I'm going with it. Fingers crossed.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Valentine's Day is almost here

It's a cold morning today so I thought that I would sew one of the new Felt Heart kits that I have just added to the Craft Fairy web site.

This kit is the pink heart kit and it is made up of lots of our beautiful Crat Fairy products.


So. I'm sure that you want to get started on your project.

Get your kit here:

Decorated Felt Heart Kit

This is what you will need to do.

The heart is decorated before it is sewn together.


Start by sewing a length of the heart ribbon in a diagonal across one side of the felt heart. Don't worry if the ribbon is a bit too long as you can trim it later.


Now sew on the buttons as seen.

Next sew on the beads. I sewed them on randomly. You can add more if you want. There are plenty of beads in the pack.



Take a length of ribbon and fold it into a loop. Pin the loop to the inside of the felt heart.



Now, using the white embroidery thread, sew the heart together. I used blanket stitch. Make sure that you sew the blanket stitch through the ribbon loop as this will hold it in place.



When you have sewn about three quarters of the heart, fill it with some stuffing until you are happy that it is bouncy enough. Not too full though.



Finish sewing the heart together. remembering to remove any pins. 

You have a heart. Perfect for a little girl's room.  





Sunday, 30 November 2014

Purple Felt Heart with Beads

A simple name for this post, I know, but I couldn't think of anything else so please, help out if you can think of anything better.

However, today, I decided to put a new kit on the Craft Fairy web site and, as, I've fallen in love with making these felt hearts, I decided to make up kits of these hearts. The first one is this purple beaded beauty.


You will get a fabulous kit that you can use to make 3 of the beaded felt heart in purple that you see in the image.
The kit will consist of:

6 die cut purple felt hearts
1 pack of clear beads
1 pack of stuffing
1 pack of white ribbon roses
1 length of purple spotty grosgrain ribbon

You will need to supply your own needle and white thread for sewing the heart closed.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Red Felt Heart with lace and bow

Yesterday evening I felt, (ha, ha) the need to make another of my favourite craft goodies. So, being Christmas, I decided that the best thing to do would be to make one of the red hearts. This time I decided to combine it with the red spotty bows that I made and a little of the natural cotton lace and create this:


You can make one too by using:

Red Felt Hearts 7.5cm, wide, 30% Wool Blend
30mm Pointed Cotton Lace Natural
Red Grosgrain Ribbon with White Swiss Dots
Christmas Red and Green Assorted Shape Buttons
Red Swiss Dot Ribbon, 6mm

You will also need a needle and thread of your colour choice,
Some wadding to fill the heart.


Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Funky Heart

I think that you can't have helped but notice that I have made a large number of decorated felt hearts lately. I have loved them all but they are a little labour intensive, albeit a labour of love. No pun intended. So for today's heart I decided to go for simple and with the addition of a bow, I think quite funky.


Ready cut out hearts are available from Craft Fairy here. The bows can be seen here.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Lots more felt heart designs

Looking for wedding ideas?

Decorated felt hearts are all the rage. Choose shabby colours and you will create a double whammy of felt hearts.

Rather than bore you all with lots of individual posts on the felt hearts that I've been making, I thought that I would put a whole lot of them on at once. If you're wondering how I made so many then the answer is simple. They  can be made while watching the television of an evening.






So, what are you waiting for? These pretty felt hearts will make fabulous favours for any wedding, or a perfect gift got a bride.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Hearts in Lilac Felt

I hope that I'm not the only one to become obsessed with making a whole load of variations on a theme.   My current obsession is these felt hearts. My daughter said that she really liked them so that was me convinced and I was off. So here's today's heart in lilac this time.

I made it slightly different from the last one so compare them and see what I mean.

  


Thursday, 13 March 2014

Felt Hearts with Lace, beads and ribbon

Have you noticed that decorated felt hearts are all the rage at the moment? Well, if you haven't you must be hiding under a craft free stone. They are all over Pinterest. I decided that I wanted to make one of my own designs. So I'll tell you how I get started on designing any of the projects that I let you have for free on this blog.

Today's project is a pretty, purple felt heart that I've decorated in beads, ribbon, and lace. 



Keep in mind that these are the quantities that they are sold in, you won't use any where near so much and if you buy the pack of hearts you will be able to make at least 3 of these hearts with lots of ribbon beads and lace left over for other projects.

To make this heart you will need:

Some soft filling. I used kapok.
Cotton, I used an off white sewing cotton, nothing special really, just what I had in my sewing bag.

Once you've assembled these pretty bits and pieces, you will need to start by stitching the mauve damask ribbon to the felt heart. I believe that the stitch is called whip stitch, but it is simply sewing the edge of the ribbon to the heart. 

Now trim the ribbon to match the heart exactly.

Lay on a piece of lace and stitch that to the heart too. Trim the lace. 

Sew the lilac beads to the top section of the heart in a random pattern.

With the cotton,  I used a blanket stitch, join about three quarters of the heart. Remember to add, and stitch in, the loop. You can make it as long or as short as you like. Fill with enough filling to make the heart puffy and finish off the blanket stitch to close the heart.

Finished.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Oh Christmas Tree


Doesn't it really annoy you when all of those lovely Christmas tree baubles are too heavy to actually hang on your tree. They are beautiful but they bend the branches.

Now is the time to get cracking with handmade Christmas decorations and this one is perfect. It is quick and easy and so light weight that it won't bend your Christmas tree branches.

Simply take:

Apple Handicraft Felt 40% Wool and Synthetic Blend 45cm x 45 cm
Gold hand tied bows
Red Glass Seed Beads, Opaque 3mm in diameter, hole:1mm, 6cm tube
Thread... I used red
Some stuffing.

What you need to do:
Cut out a template using the measurements on the sheet below:


Use this template to cut out your felt shapes. I drew around the shape and then cut out. It was far easier than trying to cut around the card.


To avoid wasting felt you can place one side of the tree against the cutting edge of the previous one.




Now. sew the beads onto one side of the tree.

put the two sides together and sew around three sides with a running stitch. Stuff the tree and sew the other side together. Now sew on the bow.

Finished. Think a garland!!




Saturday, 21 September 2013

Hearts for Christmas in Shabby Colours


Christmas, gulp is coming, and I feel the need to make beautiful decorations for the house. So this is the latest.

It really is a quick and simple heart to make and will look fabulous on a few dried twigs. 

To make it you will need:

Cotton thread.
Wadding

To make this heart:
Sew the buttons on to one side of the heart shapes. Use both and medium and small buttons.
Stitch around the edges with blanket stich. Leave enough room to fill the heart with wadding and to stitch in the ribbon.
Finished.

Have entered this for the 'Fab 'n' Funky' Button it Up challenge.