Then I decided to make pins. I bought a pack of 60 small pin backs a couple of months ago and thought that now would be the perfect time to make use of them. I also started to use the dark red and and hot pink felt that I had purchased at the fabric store. I especially enjoyed playing around with felt and embroidery color combinations, as well as varying my stitches.
I also found the notion of making conversation heart inspired pins impossible to ignore. My first conversation heart just had a simple "x0x0" stitched on it. The next one I made out of hot pink felt and stitched "sweet" with white embroidery thread. I ended up giving this one to my friend Kimi, because she loved it so much...and because she so cleverly pointed out the visual pun that I had sooo obviously meant to make. (no sarcasm at all in the second half of that last sentence.) These are the two that I made as pins for BoutiqueAliciaMarie.
As you all know, I love, love, love cupcakes. I love to bake cupcakes of all kinds and decorate them with tasty, pretty frostings. Which makes the story behind this next felt buddy so curious: how did I not think of this design sooner? Never the mind, though; I have created him and he is adorable (and for sale).
My latest felt magnet set sports an Under the Sea theme. Inspired by my last trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (so AWESOME), this set includes one peach sea star, one aquamarine sea horse and one seven-legged, smiley faced octopus. By far my favorite magnet set to date.
(on Etsy, too)
One last felt buddy for today. This fried egg was my first felt buddy pin. I created him for much the same reasons as with its fried egg iCozy counterpart: simplicity and amusement. I was particularly pleased with myself for coming up with the title for this listing on Etsy. Egg-cellent...