Loopy Flowers

Loopy Flowers Tutorial

This is the second most requested flower. It’s really simple and has two different looks. It works best with stiffer things like felt and lightweight cardboard (I put some of these on my fall wreath), but fabric and other things could be used as well.

Loopy Flowers Tutorial

To begin, take a piece of felt (or desired material)

Loopy Flowers Tutorial

and fold in half.

Loopy Flowers Tutorial

Then cut slits on the folded edge, making sure not to cut all the way down.

Then finish it one of these two ways:

1)

Loopy Flowers Tutorial

Hand sew a baste stitch, with a knot on the end of the thread, down the side where there are no cuts.

Loopy Flowers Tutorial

Then gather it and sew the ends together. This creates a flat flower. Add a cute button or some other embellishment to the center.

Loopy Flowers Tutorial

2)

Loopy Flowers Tutorial

Roll the strip up and hand stitch the bottom together.

Loopy Flowers Tutorial

I made a bunch of these and then glued them on my daughter’s headband for a fun look.

Loopy Flowers Tutorial

Loopy Flowers Tutorial

And in the next day or two I will have one more flower that is requested for a lot. See you soon!

Simple.

Simple Cards

That is a word I love. Simple. I like life to be simple. I like working on projects that are simple. I started making these simple cards at the beginning of the year and can’t get enough of them!

It’s just felt shapes sewn onto blank cards. I adore them and have fun making them.

It was time for a new batch, so I decided to share them with you.

Making Felt Sand Dollars Tutorial

Basket from the beach

While I’m on a beach roll, why don’t I show you how to make some super cute felt sand dollars? These would be great to go with a book about the beach, to use to share with your child the sand dollar legend, etc. I love when things made can be educational as well :)

Oh the things you can find
What you will need:
-White Felt (or whatever colors you want really)
-Embroidery thread (I used the color gray)
-Embroidery needle
-Optional: small amount of stuffing
-Sand Dollar Clip Art (I saved this picture and opened it in Word. Then I resized it for three different sizes).
-Scissors
-Writing Utensil to trace with (I used a regular pencil so it wouldn’t show through)
1. Cut out your sand dollar clip art and trace them on felt. You will need two for each sand dollar. I used manicure scissors to cut out the small holes.
Tracing on Felt
2. Embroider five little tear drops on. I just did it free hand, but you could trace them on first. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect. No sand dollar in real life is exactly the same or perfect.
3. Place a teeny tiny bit of stuffing on the middle of the back piece for some added dimension. Then place an embroidered piece on top to create a “sandwich”. Sew around the edges.
(You could also skip the stuffing and just glue the two pieces together with glue.)
Add a little stuffing
4. Then I also sewed around the little holes. If there is stuffing showing in the holes, or they don’t exactly match up, just take some scissors and trim all that at the end.
Felt Sand Dollars
5. Have fun :)
*Make some of these? Add them to the Flickr Group. Make sure they are sharable if you want a chance for them to be in the spotlight on Happy Together.
Felt Sand Dollars and Crochet Starfish

And Everything Nice

That is what little girls are made of. This is day three in the series “Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice.” Tomorrow I will be posting the winners of the birthday giveaway and then start sharing some more gifts that have been made. I’m going to try and get the horse pattern up, but it might have to wait until after Christmas. Just keep an eye out :)

And Everything Nice: A little girl with flowers

Pretty Flowers

The color for this theme is purple.

Ah!!!!

I made the dress for my daughter from an old shirt of mine. I simply shirred the back and cut the shoulder straps so they could tie.

Attitude Pose

I wish I had another completely plain shirt to go under this to make it look a little better, but it’s still cute. I like how the front dips down low. It reminds me of some of the skirts/dresses that have the fabric that go up to right under the chest area.

Let's Run Some More

The headband is up in the shop here. It is covered with purple ribbon,

Everything Nice Headband On Child

then accented with fleece and felt flowers.

Everything Nice Headband On Adult

Headband View

It can fit a child and an adult.

Up Close of Flowers

“They are Beautful!”

In a row

That is the new phrase my daughter says when she really likes something. And yes, the “i” in beautiful is missing because she says it as “beautful.” She was super excited about these trees and even had to sleep with one!

Amidst all the whimsical goodness

I was totally inspired by this picture. Aren’t hers awesome? For mine, I just bought all these trees at the Dollar Store and hot glued on felt and fleece.

Graduated Colors

Then I hand made the pom poms from my yarn collection and glued them on by the embroidery thread I used to hold all the yarn together.

Bright Felt Christmas Trees

I decided to use them to spruce up my blog a little for the Christmas season. Hope they add some happiness to your day!