We have been getting back in the swing of things with some more crafting in our routine lately. Miss J has been bit by the creative bug and has a whole pile of designs ready to be created. This one we are sharing today happened really quick because all of a sudden she is on a unicorn kick. I have no idea where it came from. But she even had me sew unicorn horns on her other stuffed horse she has!
I always let her choose what colors she wants for these projects. Even though sometimes I look at it and think um…. I don’t know, not what I would pick. But that is the beauty of the creative spirit. It sees things when others don’t/can’t. She dove into my fabric stash and found the colors she wanted and we started to prepare. We made a simple pattern just be enlarging a silhouette of a unicorn from the internet. We traced it on the wrong side of the fleece fabric, except for the legs. We traced those separately. Then I sewed it together around the head and top, leaving an opening to sew in the legs and tail. Then she helped place the pink dots and we sewed them on. And finally, I just knotted a lot of yarn together and sewed that in place along with the legs. It really didn’t take long at all.
I hand sewed the horn on as well as the mane. I created the mane using a technique similar to this that I learned a long time ago. I ended up picking out the yarn myself because miss J was asleep at that time. She wanted fluffly blue yarn, but she liked the multi colored yarn in the end. Hence why she named it Cotton Candy. She said the yarn looks like it has cotton candy on it.
J wasn’t in the mood for pics, but she did let me snap a few before she went to bed. This unicorn has been her constant companion since we made it now. She wants to make one for her sister next. I love that she thinks that way 🙂