Friday, August 17, 2007

Giraffe Mascot and Tree

Giraffe and tree2
This is the Giraffe mascot and little tree I made for Christina in our swap on Craftster. The giraffe is from this book, ISBN 4834755894: isbn4834755894 Felt Mascot book

The giraffe is a pattern, but I worked out the tree myself.
Felt tree
I have this hammer punch made by Sizzix (but discontinued) to cut out the little leaves. I wanted to use those heavy plastic beads that you use to weigh down stuffies, but I don't have any at home and I really wanted to finish sewing this, so I put a little stack of coins in the bottom and that worked great and the tree can pretty much stand up on it's own.

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Mariska said...

I've seen your giraf in the gallery. It's so cute! The tree is also lovely. It's such a nice combination.

Anonymous said...

So you're saying you made a money tree ;) Beautiful work Susie!


Lori said...

Your stitches are SO even. I always admire your work.

Tamar said...

Hi there, I'm new to your blog - such lovely things here! I love these felt creations especially. Do you use embroidery floss for the blanket stitch, or regular sewing thread?

P.S. I have no connection whatsoever to Chicago, and I agree 100% on the Blues Brothers being the best musical ever! So that makes it objective fact, right?

IamSusie said...

Thanks folks! I always use embroidery floss, usually 2 threads, for my blanket stitch. I sort of like using a somewhat contrasting thread (like dark green on light green felt), but I don't always do that.

corry said...

Ooh... so cute and so beautiful done!