Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Barn Raising

I made a fabric barn for a friend who is a story teller. After sewing together 3 layers of fabric and making channels in the layers, I stuffed them with fabric scraps.

Then I sewed the tops shut and added the roof supports.

I made the roof from 3 layers of thick fabric and quilted it all together in a tile pattern.
 I remembered that my friend's story had a barn with a window,so I had to make a renovation to the back of the barn!
The roof was sewn on by hand.

Doors were sewn by machine and added to the barn by hand.

Final touches included hinges and handles.That is a mouse hole in one of the doors, not bad carpentry!

The doors open and there is room for some critters inside!
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bahamas Inspired

Rob had to take a business trip to the Bahamas and I got to tag along!
All the sea and surf inspired me to add a few sea animals to my etsy shop.
Here's a baby turtle.
And I had some fabric stashed away that was perfect for making an octopus.
A fistful of sharks

Some Sweet Sea Horses wrapped around turtle grass

And...a hermit crab in a bright striped shell

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