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Friday, February 14 2014


 

"What does the Fox say?" Happy Heartfelt Valentine's Day! I have been seeing crafty foxes all over Pinterest so with a few hearts here is my fuschia fox! I always remember the fox from school, a simple word with an X in it and writing it over and over and over....All you need for this little guy is a sheet of Fuschia and Black Kunin Classic Felt. Cut an 8" heart, two 2" hearts from fuschia, cut two 3" hearts, two 1 1/2", one 1" heart from black. Glue hearts as shown and add wiggly eyes.

This is a cute wall hanging glued to a small canvas. It is also a fun activity for a kid's Valentine or birthday party. Classic Felt comes in a variety of bright colors so this little fox can be created in many color combinations. Set out some colors and see what they come up with!

"What does the Fox say? " Indeed Happy Heartfelt Valentine's Day! Debra

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Monday, February 03 2014

It is the first Monday of the month and we hop with the DCC  Designer Crafts Connection! The button is in the sidebar and you can hop along to see an array of awesome projects! Our theme this month is "What's New"! I thought I would share one of my favorite products and the gorgeous color and patterns it comes in, felt! The Kunin Group produces an eco friendly felt Ecofi is made from chipped up recycled plastic bottles. It is wonderful to work with and the patterned felt comes in many designs. I made the same simple envelope clutch from two of their patterns .I write their new blog now and feature a project every week. I love working with their felt!

To make these quick and easy clutch purses:

As an accent for each clutch, a flower clasp. The mum simply two strips of felt, folded, slits cut, rolled and glued. Using a pin back to attach to purse makes it possible to wear separately or change on the purse to co-ordinate with another outfit. (The clutch can be sewn as well, where the steps refer to gluing, replace with sewing.

Finished Size 8” x 12”

-- Kunin CraftCut 9" x 12" ClassicFelt™ in Candy Pink
-1 Kunin CraftCut
9" x 12" ClassicFelt™ in Neon Green
-1 Kunin CraftCut
9" x 12" ClassicFelt™ in Aqua
-1/3 yard Kunin Fancifelt, Legacy

-1/3 yard Kunin Printzfelt, Paisley
-1 black Button,1/2”, green 1”, aqua 2”

-1/2 yard each 3/8” ribbon
-2 Hook and loop closures or snaps

-Fabri-tac glue
Tools: sharp scissors, cutting mat and rotary cutter, measuring tape, needle and thread, optional.

  1. Cut a 12” by 36” piece each of the Paisley and Legacy for the clutch. Cut two 2” by 12” pieces of Candy Pink for flower and one 1” by 12” piece for inside piping. Cut one 2” by 12” piece of Aqua and one 2” by 12” piece from Neon Green for flower and 1” by 12” piece for inside piping. Cut two 20” pieces from each ribbon.

  2. To make clutch. With right sides out fold felt in half, glue edges. Piece will now measure 9” by 18”. Finger press piping strip in half. Glue strip over the 12” raw edge side. Fold end with piping edge over again 6 ½”. Glue sides leaving piped edge open. Fold over opposite edge 4”. Finger press.
     

  3. For paisley clutch glue ribbon around one end. Glue on buttons. For both purses sew or glue hook and loop fastener to the center on the piping and second piece matching to the opposite side, the inside top of the clutch.

  4. Making the flower. Fold a felt strip in half; begin cutting evenly spaced slits from the folded center to the edges leaving ¼” uncut. Repeat for second strip. Keep strip folded and begin rolling, glue as you go. Continue until one strip is finished. Add the next strip and repeat.  Glue or sew pin back to flower. Pin or glue to purse center. Glue button to center of pink clutch.

Thanks for stopping by! Keep creating! Debra

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Heart + Hands Create Magic. Mimi to 11 Grandlittles, I love to create, decorate and celebrate, sharing joy and inspiration from my heritage five star B & B on the east coast of Canada. Lead Design Kunin Felt. 2018 AFCI Designer Chair.

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