* Ellen’s car

Posted on August 4th, 2007 by maitreya. Filed under Toys (cat and kid).

Mark’s sister and her family were visiting this weekend, and my niece Ellen asked if we could make a stuffed toy for her brother. I gave her all my Aranzi Aranzo books to look through, and she picked out the car pattern, since Karl loves cars. She did almost everything: picked out the fabric, traced the pattern, cut out the pieces, did most of the sewing, stuffed it, glued on the wheels and eyes, and drew the smile. Isn’t it just great? And kid’s got some good taste in fabric: went right for the Denyse Schmidt.


ps. The wheels and pupils were cut from felt with craft punches, using Moonstitches’s clever trick of sandwiching the felt between 2 scraps of paper. Worked like a charm and made me wish I had more punches. :)

4 Responses to “Ellen’s car”

  1. cindy Says:

    what a great tip! i was thinking of die cuts and now i will be more adventurous in trying.

  2. Wendy Says:

    Thank you so much for the felt tip!!! It’s going to save me a TON of time.

  3. Alex Says:

    Hi, thanks for the mentioning. Gosh, was I clever back then… ;-)
    No, it actually is quite helpful and time saving using the puncher for the round shapes. Do you know about sizzix you could read on Kleas a while ago? http://kleas.typepad.com/kleas/2007/03/flowering_pincu.html
    Greetings from Japan!


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