The Crafty Creatures book is very inspiring because of its colourful images and step-by-step instructions. I like how the author, Jane Bull shows how felt and cloth can be used to sew and knit a variety of fun, cute, wooly animals that children will enjoy playing with. There are many projects in this book I have bookmarked to try. We made this Fun Felt Owl from the book.
- First, I traced the owl.
- Then I transferred the shape of the owl onto the felt material and cut two owl shapes.
- I cut the decorative face part and two circles for the eyes and stitched it by hand to one of the felt pieces.
- After stitching the decorative part, I attached the two brown owl shapes together and left an opening to insert cotton filling. After inserting the filling I stitched the two pieces together.
To hang the owl I used the same thread and attached one end to the owl and the other to the hanging surface. This felt owl can be hung decoratively on a branch with other felt critters and creatures or hung securely on bag zippers.
Take advantage of the 30% off sale at this months DK Canada craft boutique. There are wonderful books such as Make Your Own Gifts that gives us 52 different projects we can do and present to friends and family. The book is separated into paper craft projects, stitched and beaded, molded and sculpted treasures, make bake and create treats and beautiful wrapped projects.
The Handmade Gifts book is another book that has 70 inspiring projects that we can make at home and give as gifts.
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