Like a lot of people around the net lately, I’ve been obsessed with enamel and laser cut acrylic pins and all the fun and cute styles that have been released from numerous artists. Sadly, I can’t afford to have all the ones I want, so I had to make do with making some myself from felt! This project is pretty specific in that it’s just for the iconic key used in the anime Cardcaptor Sakura, but the same process can be used for other designs as well. I hope at least some fans of the show/manga enjoy it!
I’ve had the idea to do a dragon scarf for maybe a year by now, haha 😀 But I wasn’t sure how I wanted to tackle the head and also what dragon to do? I was torn between Haku from Spirited Away and Shenron from Dragon Ball. Well, I decided to just jump in and do it already, especially since Chinese New Year is this month. Obviously you can see who won out in the dragon decision ❤ I had to keep my Ghibli project collection going of course!
I made this cutie from fleece so it’s extra warm and soft. The body is just made from several long strips going down the width of the fabric. The little stuffed head is added to the end to finish off the dragon. It was tricky for me because I wanted to keep the head shape simple and cute but also 3D, so hopefully it doesn’t present any problems for you all. You could of course swap out colors and features to make lots of other dragon characters too!
The project has a good bit of hand sewing and placing small, detailed pieces. Plus the body of the scarf is super long so that takes some time to sew as well. With all that in mind I gave it a 4/10 stars in difficulty 🙂 I hope you all like it and it keeps you warm this winter!
With Sailor Moon Crystal well into Season 3, I’ve been feeling so inspired to make more cat-themed projects. Kitty ear hats are starting to crop up everywhere, so I just had to join in the fun. This simple fleece headband has tiny cat ears added for that little extra something. I’ve transformed mine into Luna, Artemis, and Diana, but you could leave yours plain for a more classic look.
Since fleece is so easy to work with and skipping the applique still makes for a fantastic looking headband, I think this project would be great for complete beginners. It’s also my first multi-sized pattern! The length of the headband you cut depends on the size of your head after measuring, so be sure to check that first before you get started. It ranges from 19” heads to 25” heads so it should fit many kids as well as adults.
So I bet a lot of you have discovered Neko Atsume (Kitty Collector) by now. I’m quite hooked myself so I just had to do some fanart to show my love for the game 😀 I whipped up some of my favorite kitties in plush form to have them around. The pattern utilizes a super simple sphere-like shape with a few twists. I could see it being really easy to adapt into other characters – I’m tempted to make a Luna, Artemis, and Diana trio myself!
In the meantime, I hope you all enjoy this pattern! I’ve given it a 2/10 stars, and even though it calls for some darts and curved sewing, I could see it as a great project if you’re a plush maker wanting to break out into something more complex 🙂
I’m sure all you nerds like me out there don’t need much explanation for this project 😀 I made it from some scraps I had from some blanket projects earlier. I decided to just let the size of the scraps dictate how large the pillow would be, so I ended up with a whopping 24″ pillow, haha! We love big pillows in our house, so it’s not a problem, but I’ve included a scaled down 16″ pillow in the pattern as well if you want something more manageable. It’s put together the same, you just need to print different pages to get it 🙂
The fabrics are from Joann’s Ultra Fluffy collection. I like it as an alternative to minky since it’s a little thicker, fluffier, it’s double-sided, and a bit stretchier. I think it adds extra squishability to the pillow 🙂 I’ve heard some people have trouble sewing with it, so fleece would be a nice choice too. In the tutorial I’ve also included a little tip about using quilt batting inside the pillow. It’s completely optional, but I’ve found using a layer of batting between the outer pillow fabric and the stuffing inside prevents lumpiness.
If you decide to make it, I hope it works out well for your home!
Today’s project is a little off the beaten path for me, but the motivation was about the same as always xD Part of my overwhelming fabric stash actually included some bits of leather. I was wracking my brain trying to figure out how I could use it, but it didn’t seem to go with any of the other fabrics I had so I was pretty much at a loss. Eventually I came around to the idea of making some dice bags! That is, the kind usually made for D&D dice 😀
I realize I’m giving you all a deeper glimpse into my geekiness here, but bear with me! I don’t play D&D as much as I wish I could, so making these was kind of like getting to live that feeling for a little bit. And it means I’ll be ready should I have time to delve into a game. Of course, you could use these for loads more besides dice. They make a great accessory for anyone into Renaissance fairs or for holding special trinkets. And this project is especially perfect if you’ve never worked with leather before – it would be a great way to introduce yourself to the material.
Wenk wenk! I haven’t done some Adventure Time fanart in a little while so I was starting to have withdrawals. I’ve wanted to try out making a Gunter plush for a while and since I had all the right colors in my fleece scraps I decided to jump at it while I could! I just love how fat and huggable this little guy turned out. He’s just the right size for squeezing or lounging beside you. All that’s left to do is make a whole army of them and then retreat to a magnificent ice cave :B