Festive Felties – One Thimble Issue 9 Blog Tour
Welcome to Day one of the One Thimble Issue 9 blog tour! A bunch of us contributing patterns to Issue 9 sewed up some of the other patterns included with Issue 9.
Although Christmas is over, I chose to sew up the Festive Felties. I wanted to sew them before Christmas but ran out of time so this seemed like the perfect opportunity.
The Festive Felties pattern includes template pieces to make a santa mouse, a reindeer, and a cupcake. Lauren’s (Molly and Mama) pattern contains detailed directions for everything from types of stitches to methods for transferring the embroidery designs. I was blown away by the detail and thoughtfulness that went into her pattern.
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I sewed the mouse and the reindeer as is … Aren’t they just adorable?! I plan to add these to my collection of felt ornaments for Monkey’s play tree.
I went a different route with the cupcake and turned the pattern into a game. [Strongly inspired by this princess cupcake game* Monkey plays with NON STOP.]
I cut two of each of the cupcake background (for the wrapper), the cupcake piece, and the icing piece and blanket stitched the corresponding pieces together.
Instead of sewing beads on to the icing (for Monkey-requested sprinkles), I played around with some puff paint*. I wasn’t sure how the puff paint would hold up with the felt but I really like the texture it gives and Monkey LOVES the added touch. That’s the most important part!
The cupcake combinations are endless.
If you don’t hear from me for awhile, it’s probably because I’m off cutting/sewing cupcake pieces in all the “princess” colors from the game (see above link.)
If you want to sew some Festive Felties of your own, you can pick up the pattern in the One Thimble shop* or purchase the entire issue of One Thimble*. Be sure to check out all the other stops on the tour for a small peek into the patterns included in Issue 9.
Monday, January 11th
Tuesday, January 12th
Wednesday, January 13th
Thursday, January 14th
Friday, January 15th