Wednesday, April 02, 2014

New FUN Fiber Art ~ Parakeet & Pug Dolls

Happy Wednesday everyone!

R-Chee, Jimme & I have been having so much FUN sewing this week! 

My inspiration for these dolls started with a wonderful Woodland animals pattern group that my wonderful twin sister, Melanie found for us to all play with!

Melly found us each a set on etsy for less than the stores so definitely shop around before buying.

You can also find them at any sewing shop that sells Simplicity patterns like Joann's  Fabrics too!

She made the fox while I made the raccoon, but instead of mine looking like a raccoon, I made mine into Jimmie and R-Chee parakeet and pug dolls for my personal collection! :)

Isn't he fabulous?

After Melly finished hers, I was sooo inspired that I just could not wait to get started on mine!

it was FUN picking out fabrics for my parakeet and pug dolls from my stash!

I got all of these fat quarters of different fabrics over the years just because I liked them with no specific project in mind and they have been piling up in my craft drawer!

I think they worked perfectly for the dolls without even having to spend another penny! :)

To make the pug, I used the raccoon pattern but did not use their applique face or ears.

I just cut out shapes from craft felt and felted wool to make mine.

I chose to sew on the ears and then glue down the face with Unique Stitch fabric glue.

I did the same thing for my Jimmie doll but instead of using the raccoon arms, I used the owl wings for arms and left off the ears. :)

All of the pieces are separate so you can make the back a bit different than the front if you like which is what I did for the back of Jimmie's head since his face is yellow but the back of his head is lighter in real life.

The doll pattern does not have a tail but I decided to add a pug tail to my Archie doll!

Ta Da!

That was so much FUN!

What FUN things are you up to this week?

Please drop a note and tell us all about it!

Are you out playing in the sunshine now that the weather is getting warmer or in the kitchen baking something yummy?

We cannot wait to hear all of the details about your favorite things to do that make you happy.

Melissa, R-Chee & Jimmie


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Fantastico ! Oh we love the crafts that you and Melly make! Imagination and inspiration mixed together make happiness be born!
Oh their all sooo cute!
Thank you for sharing your happiness with us!

Sketching with Dogs said...

They are all so amazing, we love them!
Dip and Elliot x

Tweedles -- that's me said...

and the little tail is soo cute too!

kimmons said...

Love these!
Thanks for sharing your animals, furry and otherwise!