This is another pattern that I created on my IPad from the sketch I did for the other stuffed kitty. I changed the kitty to have a hat and swapped the pumpkin for a moon. However, I had to changed some things on the fly and and I still may have to tweak the next one.
I like to make felt creatures and dabble a bit with textiles. Creating patterns and seeing how they turn out is fun. I also see what needs tweaking for the next one, but just seeing the outcome and whether or not the pattern was successful is pretty amazing. This is a nice relaxing exercise that helps me think of even more ideas. I never imagined being someone who sews but these are basic stitches that even I can master.
This pattern started out as a sketch in my sketchbook, that I pulled into Procreate and then created my pattern from the sketch. I kept it simple but I wanted to do so much more lol.
I may make a bunch of these and sell them. At the least, I’ll probably mail one to my mom.
There is no Friendly Faces prompt for Sundays but I have been working on a side project in between everything else.
I made this sketchbook from felt and I stitched it together yesterday. I have been learning some new and really cool bookbinding techniques and I love this stitch much better than the long stitch.
I have been working on a few Valentine’s Day projects. One of those projects was felt patterns I found by Alison Kaplan.
I used to love to cross stitch and I had made so many things with cross stitch when I was in my 20’s. I still hang my hand stitched ornaments on my Christmas tree but for some reason, a needle and thread were something I have tried to avoid for many, many years. I have tons of cross stitch books with patterns and I have three DMC floss containers that were stored away. I don’t remember why I put a project away and never went back to it.
Then I found instructions for making a felt mouse and fox. I was surprised that I had everything I needed to do these projects except for the felt. I definitely had the DMC floss! To make these projects my own, I made them Valentine themed.
I cut out the felt and started sewing. Before I knew it, these two guys were complete. I even tried some embroidery going as far as using You Tube to research stitches. I really surprised myself with this project.
But could I make my own pattern? Why not? So I made a kitty pattern and then made my mom a kitty and mailed it to her as a Valentine’s gift. (Update on mom, she’s had her Covid vaccinations.)
Then I thought, ooooooh, what if I made a kitty with different colored ears and a heart shaped patch around an eye? I finished this one and gave it to my daughter as a Valentine’s present and even made pockets on the dress to tuck things into, like chocolate.
I have many more ideas for these little guys that are also influencing my 2d work. I really enjoyed making my own patterns and have ideas for more creatures, including dogs. I found that doing these were very relaxing and Mindful.