St. Patrick’s Day Bear & Pattern

I had originally thought that I would create a Leprechaun feltie to share with you for St. Patrick's Day. I'm not sure when it happened, but, I found myself creating a little bear with a vest and hat with a glittery shamrock instead. I think he came out super cute and I thought I would share him with everyone, including a pattern and some tips and hints. Supplies Needed for St. Patrick's Day Bear Green felt Dark colored felt for bear body and head Lighter colored felt for bear belly and snout Tiny scrap of pink felt Scrap of black felt Small amount of fiber fill or teeny felt scraps for stuffing Beads for eyes Buttons Green glitter Pin back Vest Buttons I only had 6mm buttons and thought they were too big - and why oh why do they make them so darn thick too? I dug out my sequins and glitter…

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Russian Chicken Pattern

1871 cross stitch pattern from a book on Russian folklore. Quick and easy little one-color pattern of a stylized bird with a dramatic wing and tail.

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Mom’s Elephant

A challenge between mother and daughter - create our own feltie and elephant pattern from a vintage elephant drawing. Mom's elephant is now on parade!

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Always Test New Tools

Every now and again, a defective product reminds us to always test new tools before using them on something important. For me, it was a new, but rusty, hole punch.

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Adult Coloring Books

The Paisley Design Coloring Book was a Christmas present that I have really been enjoying. Coloring has proven both fun and soothing. Can't wait to do more.

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Felt Rose Pattern

Free felt rose pattern from The Crafty Tipster. Not really a pattern as much as a technique. Roses are super simple and quick to make and can be any size.

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Punch Needle Embroidery

An impulse buy of a needle punch kit at Christmas and the purchase a Dimensions needle punch - my thoughts on the needle and classical embroidery technique.

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