A month ago or so I got a pattern for a frog off blogland. I made one for Al’s bachlorette party (since she collects frogs) and one for Gretty (since she loves animals). I gave Gretty’s to her last night, so now I can post photos of it! Turned out quite well, and is stuffed with lentils, so in case of emergency, she could cut him open and cook up the lentils (yummy!).
It was actually kinda hard to fill him with lentils, as I could not find a proper funnel. And sewing him up after he was full of lentils was also not an easy task. But I think he is super cute!
For his embroidered chest, I printed out the size letter I wanted and then used my light box to trace the letter on to the fabric. (Clearly Al’s didn’t have a ‘G’ on it, but rather a ‘P’ for her new last name.)
Remember, ladies, be gentle with him – he’s homemade!
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In the February issue of Martha Stewart, there is a great craft tutorial for making felt fortune cookies. I love working with felt, had all the needed supplies and this craft actually looked easy, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. Now I am a little bit obsessed with making ’em and giving ’em (as bday cards, etc). I just need to think of better “fortunes” to go inside…
And since it is all about the packaging, I’ve had these little cello bags since Boom and I got married and have been looking to put them to good use… Well, the fortune cookies fit perfectly in ’em! And I have lots of scrap paper, so for the “tag” I can just stamp whatever I want on the front and then put a little message on the back – staple it to the cello bag and it looks nearly professional (not really, but I like to say it does).
I realize I am spoiling the surprise for a bunch of peeps (hehehe – or maybe not), as I think I have only given out 3 of ’em, but plan to give out many more! So if you haven’t gotten one, likely you will – just wait for it. And act surprised. Hopefully by then I will have some better fortunes (or maybe quotes?) to go inside of ’em.