Monday, 2 May 2011

Hang Out the Bunting

Hi I hope you've been enjoying all the celebrations I have :-) Bunting seems to have been everywhere and over at Chicken Soup this weeks inspiration also features bunting. I needed to make a birthday card so I thought that maybe a bit of birthday bunting was called for. It also tied in nicely with the cute Prima stamp that I wanted to use.
I hand cut and stamped all the bunting and created the sandy beach from torn coordination card.

I've also been doing a bit of sewing. Do you remember Stanley? I made him back in March and since then really enjoyed sewing with felt. I've been on the look out for more small projects to work on and there are some really wonderful creations at Nuno Life. I have attempted a couple of tiny cats and the reindeer are on my list of things to do.

Yesterday I was looking at a toymaking book I have from the 70s and all the patterns are printed on squared paper for you to scale up and transfer the pattern yourself. Could I adapt them to make a felt creation? Well there was only one way to find out........
You can tell just how tiny he is compared to the bucket which also features in the card photo. He measures just 5cm high. I need to see what else is in that book - Happy Crafting.

7 comments:

Wrightboysmum said...

I love the idea of that book with the patterns he is so cool. See ya soon!

Winnie said...

Love the card, it's so sweet! And so is the tiny ellie, cute!

Sian said...

He's really sweet! Would you like me to send you a cage pattern for him? Maybe he likes to roam free, though..

Ann Freeman (mafswife) said...

Love your bunting card and simply ADORE that elephant!! I want to make one! Thanks for joining in at ChickenSoup!

Pickleberry Papercrafts said...

Love the torn Core'dinations & the elephant is sooooo cute!!! x

alexa said...

Oh, he is sooo sweet! I can't imagine how you can sew that small ...!

Lisa-Jane said...

He is too cute!