Friday, 1 June 2018

Ellie


Firstly a very warm welcome to my new followers. I am so happy to see you and hope you will come back and comment regularly.  Amongst my papercraft posts you will find an occasional sewing project as I also love to handsew.

This is one of the new patterns available from Lili of The Valley. There are 12 felt toys from Little Things to Share.  You get a pattern and instructions to download and print.  I wanted to make a hanging decoration as these are very popular and of course if you are selling toys they must have a CE marking.

I found using the pattern very easy but I thought I would share a few tips for the way I made mine. I copied the pattern at 1.25%  and then cut the body slightly bigger. I cut the felt in pairs as that way if you do cut it slightly different to the pattern the sides of each piece will match. I sewed the tail pieces together and then attached the tail and ribbon to one body piece. Next I sewed and stuffed the legs and sewed them onto the body pieces. When I pinched the bottom of the ears I put a few stitches in them before sewing them onto the body.  I also used brads rather than safety eyes but if you want them as toys you must use safety eyes. I also used blanket stitch and embroidery thread as I prefer than to just sewing them with cotton.  I would love to know if you have a go at any of the patterns as they are all adorable.

I would like to enter the flora or fauna challenge at As you like it.  I love flowers but I can't resist a cute animal.

21 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

My goodness, this little elephant is just adorable.x[aussie aNNie blog]

meg said...

He's so cute Marianne, can imagine him hanging from a mobile, love it

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh goodness, what a cutie, I think I will have a peep at the patterns as I have loads of felt that could make someone cute too! Love H x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Ellie is super super cute!!
Great work. X

KarinsArtScrap said...

super sweet and beautiful Marianne
Gr Karin

Pollard Carole said...

Adorable Marianne he is super cute and thanks for the great tips I may get round to making one at sometime but at the moment I'm just keeping my headabove water with essential DT and family cards Love and hugs Carole x

Linda Simpson said...

This is so cute.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Janette said...

So cute...xx

Kica said...

super adorable!:)

Christine Dol said...

OMG he is sooooo cute! I love this!

cuilliesocks said...

This is a fabulous project, so sweet and brilliantly put together, Kate x

cotnob said...

This is so adorable Marianne.
Have a lovely weekend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Awesome & cute Marianne.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Elaine Stark said...

So cute and adorable. Love the blue ears. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Carol S. said...

He's a real cutie Marianne. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I love it!! It's so sweet!! I love the blue ears!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Debra K. said...

Awww, so cute! Love his blue ears :). Debra x

Sarah said...

A lovely elephant, such beautifully even stitching x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Super cute Marianne. Such a lovely wee ellie, I bet that's a good seller at the hospital stall. Perfectly finished, with the lovely blanket stitch and cute blue ears. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Fikreta said...

its so cute!
hugs

Janice said...

So cute, he’s bound to be popular with your customers!
Janice x