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Thursday, July 28 2022

I am very excited to take part in the GlobalSew a Softie 2022 Blog Hop! The theme this year is magic and here is my magical dinosaur stuffie filled with love!  This How to Make a Felt Rainbow Dinosaur Stuffie is perfect for a Back pack tag a long! It is filled with love as the rainbow plates along his back are actually hearts. He is definitely stuffed with love and Premium Poly-fil from Fairfield World. 

Let's Make a Dinosaur Stuffie!

Download Dinosaur Pattern
Fairfield Poly-fil
2- 9" x 12" craft cuts of Kunin Felt: Lagoon or color of your choice
Scraps of felt for hearts
Chalk, fine marker, clips or pins, sharp scissors, fabric adhesive, sewing machine and matching thread or hand sew.

STEP 1

Die cut or free hand cut a variety of hearts. (I used Laura Kelly's Heart Die with Sizzix, I always cut a bunch of hearts at once as there are many projects that I like to use a heart.) Cut a smaller heart for the front.  Download pattern and cut out. Trace pattern on to one piece of felt.

STEP 2

Cut around first dinosaur shape roughly.  TIP: It is easier to sew small felt pieces when you have extra felt around the pattern piece. Place on second piece of felt and cut around shape roughly. 

STEP 3

To add the heart plates along the back. Trim close to the pattern line and then insert hearts as shown. 

STEP 4

Use sewing machine or hand stitch completely around dinosaur, 1/8"  to 1/4" in from pattern line. Trim off line if you have used a black marker making sure to remove all black.  (An invisible marker or chalk are good choices for drawing patterns.)

STEP 5

Many stuffie patterns suggest leaving an opening and stuffing the piece and then sewing shut. I use that method but often for smaller stuffies that have an added detail like the heart. I find this method easier. Just cut a small slit where the detail goes.

STEP 6

Stuff.  Simply glue detail, the heart over the small opening. Ta Da!  Your dinosaur stuffie is complete!

I hope you are inspired to Make a Felt Dinosaur Rainbow Stuffie! 

Follow all of the Global Sew a Softie 2022 projects on IG! Let's have fun sewing with the kids!

Creatively yours!

IG @debraquartermain

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Thursday, July 07 2022
DIY Harry Potter Flying  Broom

Our family loves Harry Potter and recently we had a Harry Potter themed birthday party for the grandlittle girls. The hit of the party was the DIY Harry Potter Flying Broom! I made a few and the kids were "flying" all over the yard. I am excited to share how easy they are to make and share a lot of amazing Harry Potter crafts with a group of talented bloggers put together by Team Creative Crafts! 

The Harry Potter themed party was held outdoors and the tent was transformed into a castle. The photo booth was filled with fun props and decor. Everyone was wearing HP glasses, adding a felt scarf and grabbing a broom! 



Let's make a DIY Harry Potter Flying Broom!

Kunin® Premium Felt 9” x 18" Craft Cut – Walnut

A stick or dowel-approximately 3'

Twine

Hot glue

Ruler and Scissors

Measure and cut 1/2" strips lengthwise leaving 4" uncut along top edge. 
 


Place felt with uncut top end around stick. If you line up cut ends with stick bottom, the broom will stand nicely. Glue edge  in place. Continue rolling and glue end. Glue a couple of the cut strips to stick. 


Tie twine tightly around stick approximately 1"- 2" from felt edge. Wind twine until you sre happy with the look and glue. 


These DIY Harry Potter Flying Brooms are so fast and easy. Kunin Felt Brand Premium is super sturdy and weather resistant so it will hold up to a lot of flying. The grandlittle girls loved them! 


Using sticks gathered along the river with interesting crooks and smooth finish made the brooms even more authentic. 



More Harry Potter Crafts with these talented Bloggers! 

Laura of Me and My INKlings is sharing a Room of Requirement Sign. Located in Hogwarts Castle, it’s a room that can only be discovered by someone who is in need. Free SVG File included in tutorial.

Let Harry, Ron, and Hermione hold your place with a Magnetic Set of Bookmarks created byLaura of Laura’s Crafty Life. Click through to discover how to make them.

Show your Hogwarts House Colors with a colorful set of Harry Potter DIY Scrunchies. The full step-by-step tutorial can be found over at Smitha’s site, Smiling Colors.

Shani of Sunshine and Munchkins has created a Free Printable Patronus Fortune Teller. Let this game help you discover what your charm is based upon your happiest memories.

Download, print, and color Harry Potter Movie Night Printables featuring Hogsmeade Tickets and Gringott’s Coins that the kiddos can earn, then redeem. Designed by the clever Justine of Little Dove.

Erica from 5 Little Monsters always keeps us in stitches (LOL!) with her fabulous creations. Free this adorable Crocheted House Elf Dobby by gifting him a piece of clothing. Click through for the complete pattern.

Always remember that the Wand Chooses the Wizard with this cute Harry Potter Mug created by Chelly of We Can Make That. Get the Free SVG file on her website.

Beth of Creatively Beth is always on the lookout for cute Dollar Tree crafts, including these magical Harry Potter Flying Keys. Easy to create with the free printable wing pattern sheet.

These yummy Chocolate Frog Earrings look good enough to eat, but don’t because they are made out of resin. Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama has the complete tutorial over on her blog.

Thanks for coming by, enjoy all the HP craftiness and there are awesome HP themed give aways too from Laura Kelly Designs and Team Creative Crafts. Rafflecopter entry on my Home page here. 

 

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 Magical Mimi to Grandlittles, I love to create, decorate & celebrate. Sharing  joy and inspiration from our 200 year old home, Quartermain House B&B on the east coast of Canada.

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