We’re halfway through! Well, if I stick to 25 that is.
Day 13 turned out absolutely adorable and I think it’s one of my favourites so far. I had this picture in my craft folder…
Because I’m me, I didn’t go looking for the source and a pattern and a tutorial or anything, although I’m sure there is one. I decided to wing it. I drew out a quick pattern..
….and cut out the pieces, with a little extra height on the bottom two pieces for sewing, and an added trunk.
And then away I went.
I was a little worried about the face, cos I always seem to mess those up, but it came up really well.
I added another round of tinsel too.
After that it was supposed to have been finished, but because the back of my pieces are always really messy, I decided to add a back to it.
I looked up a quick refresher of blanket stitch on YouTube, since it’s one I’m not all that experienced with. I did the blanket stitch in white, so it looked a little like snow. Then I got this far…
…and decided it needing a little bit of stuffing. There are two extra pieces of red on his face in that picture – I panicked when I saw them but they’re just bits of fluff.
Here’s the finished piece, complete with stuffing.
Isn’t it adorable? Little felties are something I started doing a few years ago, but I struggled with the blanket stitch and stopped. I found this relatively simple though, so there may be more in the future.