Monday, September 26, 2016

Felt Characters

So, before Josephine was born, I had this fabulous to plan to make her a quilt and two mobiles (one for above her bed, and one for above her changing table) and I was going to have them done before she was born.


I didn't finish the quilt until she was 5 months old, and by the time I had the characters for the mobiles done, she was too old for a mobile.

Here are the finished characters.  In case you can't tell, I went with a Mario theme for one, and a jungle animals theme for the other.

I couldn't use them for a mobile, but I didn't really want them to just be toys, either (at least not yet). I worked really hard on these guys; I hand sewed each one. Josephine is still in the put-everything-in-my-mouth-or-tear-it-apart stage, so while these might be toys someday, for now, I made them into garlands for her room.

They hang above her changing station, so she can look at them while getting cleaned. :)

They all turned out pretty well, except the hippo. He's a little derpy. (But then again, so am I.)

I hung them with tiny clothespins. They're super cute, but also don't put any holes in the characters, so I can re-purpose them later.

I think the elephant is my favorite of the animals.

The fireflower is my favorite of the Mario guys.

Love and Embroidery Floss,
Leah Joy

Monday, September 19, 2016

Hexagon Medallion Rug

Inspired by Pinterest, as always:

There's a link to a free pattern on the pinned page.

I had a lot of fun making this project - it was actually pretty quick, too.

And it's so pretty, and much bigger than I thought it would be, which is actually good.

To avoid purchasing more fabric, I used this weird fabric on the back. I got it for free once in a grab bag.  Since this will be a rug, no one will ever actually have to see it. :)

Right now, it lives in Josephine's room.

Love and Triangles,

Leah Joy