Sunday, December 18, 2011

Welding Caps Revisited

Over the last 2 months I have had 184 requests for a paper pattern for my welding cap tutorial. And that is just in the last 2 months. Unfortunately I donot have the means or time to send these out through the mail. That's alot of stamps and envelopes. I have a tut on my tutorial site that everyone is free to use. It is for a do rag. After Christmas I will get a tutorial together for the welding caps or at least try to. I am not real good with figuring out how to make a pattern that you can print off and not have to worry about the sizing. If you are interested my site is
I hope this helps and am truely sorry that I cannot send everyone a written pattern personally.
I will be updating soon. Until then Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 2, 2011

In Love With Felt

I know it has been months since I posted but you know how life gets in the way.

Recently I started crafting for the holidays. And money being in short supply this year I decided to make it a homemade Christmas. So I needed some little toys to add to the pound puppies I made. I started searching for ideas and found 2 really cute free instructions to make owls from felt. Downloaded the patterns and since I already had some felt, made the little owls.

I can say officially I have fallen in love with those little felt squares you can buy by the piece or in 12 packs at Michaels and Walmart.

Turned out cute or at least I think so. So off to Michaels I went. Picked up about 12 in different colors. And made 2 more in blue this time.

Then as I was browsing the web like I often do in search of more little felt friends I had an idea. Why not download coloring pages and use them as patterns. This has worked beautifully.
I have used more owls , an elephant, a chick, a bear and a few others to add to my pattern collection for little felt friends. I also came across a cute little primative pouch holding a stuffed heart with scrabble tiles used to make cute sayings like "love much". The web site wanted over 10.00 each. Since I had about a hundred scrabble tiles sitting in my glass tile jewelry making box. I knew I could make these. But when it came down to putting a stuffed heart in these I thought it could be of more use with maybe coasters in the pouch. Drew out 8 circles and made 4 coasters to go into each pouch. I have now made 7 of these. Trouble was after 3 I didn't have any usable letters left in my pile. I used 1/2 inch letters on the backside of the tiles and that was perfect. I also have made 15 scarfs from fleece and used felt stars, flowers or hearts to embellish the scarves. I"ll do a post on these later.

I will try to set up a tutorial if anyone is interested. Well until next time happy crafting.