Welcome to Day 4 of the Valentine’s Day Showcase – if this is the first time you have visited this month, head over to the Valentine’s Day Showcase page to learn more about what’s going on. I am hosting 10 days of tutorials from some of my favorite bloggers and crafty friends and then starting February 15th a linky party for you to show off what you made for Valentine’s Day – there will be some fun prizes too!
Today I have Kris from I don’t have a problem, I have a well-rounded fabric stash! – if you are on Facebook and you sew – this is one group you need to join! It is so much fun and so supportive!
Before Kris’s fun tutorial – I thought we should get to know her a bit:
I’ve been fascinated with designing clothing, toys, etc. ever since I was a kid. I used to spend hours drawing designs that I wanted to create someday. The only problem was, I had NO sewing experience other than a truly disastrous skirt that I made in 8th grade Home Ec! Of course, my lack of know-how didn’t keep me from haunting fabric stores and thinking up things I’d like to create, so my fabric stash started growing before I even had a sewing machine in the house. I recently worked up the nerve to cut into my stash and start creating, and I’ve been slowly but surely picking up new techniques (and making up my own weird ways of doing things) ever since. I still have a LONG way to go, but it’s really nice to finally be able to take my ideas from paper to reality!
In some ways, I’m an impulse crafter- an idea pops into my head and I HAVE to get it done. Fabric shopping is dangerous for me, because I go in looking for one thing and come out with supplies for eight other projects that were too good to pass up! When I’m in a slump, challenges and bees help me get back on track, and I get a lot of inspiration from seeing the cool things that others have created.
3. What is your favorite Valentine’s themed junk food?
That’s a tough one! Anything chocolate, of course, but I really love the Lifesavers strawberry and cream lollipops I used to get as a kid. They’re not easy to find these days, though!
Take it away Kris!
Today’s tutorial is something sweet and squishy for your favorite sweetheart: a Valentine’s Owl Stuffie! This is a fun little gift for kids, teachers, and friends, and it’s fun to make, too! You can download a printable PDF version of the tutorial below, click the images or visit http://tinyurl.com/ValentinesOwlStuffieTutorial ; . Happy Valentine’s Day, and happy sewing!
PLEASE NOTE- THE PATTERN PIECES BELOW AREN’T TO SCALE! YOU’LL NEED TO PRINT THE PDF TUTORIAL TO GET THE FULL-SIZED PIECES!
Isn’t that the most precious owl you have ever seen!!! You know you want to make one for yourself…and maybe for the little girl in your life too 🙂 Tomorrow we will have Lisa – future food and craft blogger. I have known Lisa for almost 20 years and she is an AMAZING baker – she has a sweet treat in store for all of us.
Have you started working on your entry for The Showcase yet?
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