I have a quikfire 6 kiln I have not used.... in a downsize move it went to one of my daughters garages and the bottom was misplaced... never to be found again... I ordered a replacement this morning..
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Jungle Toys Bag and Stuffed Animals
Made from upholstery Flat Folds @ G Street Fabrics
hooves are leftover minky from another project
Mane and Tail are cut from the selvage of the spotted material
There is a piece of bendable wire inside the tail that makes it stand up
They move back and forth freely without any buttons or plastic or metal parts.
OMG.... I forgot his ears and Horns...
Will post his picture again after I finish the bag and put his horn and ears on....... Then I need to find some gray and do an elephant friend with bendable trunk... hahaha
Can you see... the Giraffe now has black minky lined ears and horns... I looked at the pic of giraffes on the internet and I think this is pretty good. There are no loose parts just thread attaches the moving legs... the horns and earns are hand sewn on.
I already gave her the monkeys (sock monkey mom and baby) see baby shower bag posts.
The Jungle Fabric was found on the Decorator Flat Folds
I continued the Giraffe theme with the strapping made of the same fabric... still in progress.. pictures to follow as I finish
The plan is cloth books, Noahs Ark, and Old McDonalds Farm, plus Giraffe and Elephant in the bag
Now I will finish the bag and put that on there... and then fill it..
So, Here you see I had to piece the strapping because I am using the same fabric as the lining and the giraffe, so because it is so thick at the top where I am applying the handles, I picked up this cool soft vinyl off the flat folds. I am hand sewing the strapping on with button and carpet thread and then applying this little tab at each connection (4) so it has a little extra character. Yeh! G street flat folds.... I love this bag! I think my new little grand daughter and daughter will grow to love it too.
I will take finished shots after I finish it TODAY!
They are not perfect, but I think they add a special touch with the soft vinyl!
and also I am cutting out the elephant mommy and the baby elephant and the hippo, to put in the bag.... pictures as I make progress... Quarter of a yard of each of the fabrics should be enough to do more than one of each so one for them and one for my little shop in my mind......
Each book will have a music box inside... under Old MacDonald, and under Noahs hand.... Etc.
Working on Momma Elephant..... Now
One bag of stuffing is plenty to do these 4 animals and some left over. Remember she already has a mommy sock monkey and baby sock monkey, so I don't need monkeys....
Monkeys she got at the shower....
So, I got microfiber lite gray for the baby elephant, and pleather light gray for the mommie and then I got a darker color microfiber for the Hippo.... pics of finished later.
OOPS! I forgot, I found some lovely zebra flannel, too....
I doubt I will get the zebra done today, I don't have a pattern for that one... and I guess it will work for a horse out of a brown-somebody stop me!..
There was cool snake fabric, but that might be too scary for mom hahaha.
Hoping to also cut out the bunting... baby due the 7th of February. I need to finish the bunting-** priority!! So, I said it, now I have to do it!!!!!
Baby hasn't come yet, but the jungle animals are here waiting for her!
Animals ready for the Jungle...LOL