PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Stitching – Little Lady’s Felt Tic-Tac-Toe aka Foxes & Dames

Hello and welcome back! I’m finally up to posting some of the projects I’ve done for Papertrey Ink’s 10th Anniversary Challenges, and just in the nick of time as they end tomorrow morning… so brace yourselves for a rash of posts. : )

 

The first Challenge this month was a Stitching Challenge. Lizzy Jones started off Papertrey Ink’s new stitching series with a cute little felt travel Tic-Tac-Toe set:

Not having Xs and Os, I took her color scheme and made a little girl’s game of ‘Foxes & Dames’:

It rolls up easily. Just tie a ribbon around it for a portable game.

Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Love You To Pieces: Fox die
  • Papertrey Ink: Simply Jane die collection
  • Kunin Felt Eco-fi Classicfelt -Black, Red, White
    • Interesting fact: This felt is made with a polyester fiber made from recycled plastic bottles.
  • Prism Craft Thread – gray

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

I’ll be right back with a couple more projects.

~D.Ann

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Felt Kitty Coaster

Good afternoon! The whim has finally taken me away from cards to post this nifty little kitty coaster I made back in February. (Yes, there are several things nearly a year old that have yet to be posted. At the speed at which I move, if I were on a turtle’s back I’d probably be shouting ‘Wheee!!’ lol!) My idea was to make a whole set, but life ended up getting in the way and now the rest are on the back burner. So, for now, I’ll share the only one I made… purrfect for that cuppa…

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I first saw the post about these on Kunin Group felt products Facebook page HERE and followed the link back to Laura’s Made Peachy blog… you can read her guest post by Katie Norris of Baker Ross and get the template download to make these for free HERE. There are several different decorating ideas and patterns on the two links. I will say that the eyes and nose pieces are so tiny.. even the ears and paws might be a lot easier glued on rather than stitched.

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What is it about cat’s paws that just make you want to play with them?!! Speaking of which… try typing “cat’s paw bear” into your Google search bar and check out the images. Some are photoshopped, but they’re pretty stinkin’ cute!

This was my first try at stitching like that… I think it turned out ok. You could probably stuff these and make little toys out of them, too.

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Materials used

  • Kunin Group felts
  • DMC embroidery thread

I’m entering this project in the Cat Lovers Hop. Click on it for more information as to how you can join the fun… there are many prizes up for grabs! : )

I have a special interview planned for tomorrow and there will be blog candy, so be sure to check back in. Thank you all so much for your kind comments!!

~D.Ann

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pps…. One last bit of fun for the day… those of you who have been subscribers for a while know my fascination with pareidolia – the human ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness. Here are a couple of heavenly examples that fit out Cat Lovers Hop….

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The Cat’s Eye Nebula (NGC 6543)

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The Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334)

Well, there you have it. You now know the depth of my cat loving geekiness! Now, if you want to know some REALLY interesting trivia… Did you know that the center of the Milky Way tastes like raspberries and smells like rum? True story! You can read about it HERE.

Can’t wait to get out there and see if it’s true! : )

G’nite all!!

 

 

 

Felt Finger Puppets Card

Just popping in with another fun project. This one is inspired by Jennifer McGuire Ink’s Share Handmade Kindness project featuring children this week,

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and by Unity Stamp Company’s {Be Inspired} color challenge:

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I’ve been wanting to make these finger puppets for my friend’s daughter ever since I got this stamp set from Unity, so I finally sat down and tried it…

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Argh… my teal looks more blue than green in these pics. Having a teal elephant was fun… with his trumpeting trunk, he’s a real tattle-teal! (ok, we groan, but the little ones giggle!)

When I first stamped these cuties onto the felt with Staz-On, They didn’t really stand out:

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Hand stitching is NOT my forte, but I think they turned out cute enough for little fingers to have fun!

They were mounted on the card with just a glue dot so they could be removed easily.

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I think she’ll have lots of fun playing with her new little friends!

Materials used:

  • Unity Stamp Company stamp sets: Roar. Grr. Eek.; Meow. Purr. Baa; Whooty (All You Need is LOVE sentiment)
  • Kunin Group Rainbow ClassicFelt: Walnut Brown, Peacock, Ruby & Smoke
  • CPE Brown Felt
  • Staz-On Solvent Ink: Jet Black and Opaque Cotton White
  • Judikins Pen & Fabric Inc Cleaner
  • Ranger Stickles:
    • Aqua
    • Firefly
    • Fruit Punch
    • Glam Pink
    • Pink Taffeta
    • Rose Gold
    • Tropical Tangerine
  • Ranger Ice Stickles – Silver Ice
  • Ranger Adirondack Dimensional Pearls – Mushroom
  • Versamark Ink
  • Recollections Detail Embossing Powder – Ebony
  • Spellbinders Labels One and Scalloped Labels One dies
  • Misc. Cardstock, thread and adhesives

If you want to check out these two challenges, here are the links:

Unity {Be Inspired} Challenge: http://www.theunitystampco-challenge.blogspot.com/2015/10/unity-be-inspired-challenge-october.html

Share Handmade Kindness: http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2015/11/share-handmade-kindness-challenge-week-3-children.html

Have a lovely week and thanks for stopping by!

-D.Ann

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