Monday, February 16, 2015

Birthday Hand Puppets

 I have been secretly sewing a birthday present over the past few weeks, but I am not ready for the grand reveal just yet.   You will see it all eventually.  Until then, I will show you these little extras that go with her "big" present.  I hope she likes them!


I picked up a pattern (on sale!) from Precious Patterns on Etsy for a monkey, lion and tiger hand puppet.  These are made from felt and embroidery floss, hand stitched and hand embellished.   This is my first time hand stitching anything beyond a hexie or binding, so it was new territory.  Felt is wonderfully forgiving, hiding nearly all of the stitches in it's "squishiness".  Perfect for a first go.  We made some modifications to the monkey's face/head shape and the tiger's eyes, but the pattern was beautifully written, easy to follow and are super cute in person.  I hope our little birthday girl loves them too!

8 comments:

Ruth said...

Aww, they are gorgeous. So cute they will be well loved I'm sure!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Very cute xxx

Andee said...

They are really cute!

Sarah said...

cute as! x

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

wow these are waaaay toooo cute

Tomomi McElwee said...

So cute!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Very cute - I'm sure she'll love them!

Tina said...

Sweet! I know a little girl here who'd be thrilled with these. Might have to give them a go!

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