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Mon 22 Apr 2013
My latest project for Jack’s room was super easy and c-h-e-a-p cheap. I got a $5 lamp from IKEA (yes, $5 for the whole thing) and cut out polka dots of all different sizes from the left over felt from the Modern Baby Boy Collection that was used for last week’s safari wall art. I probably cut 80 circles out with my hand punches. (I could have used my Cuttlebug machine and Nestabilities dies, but this time I went old school.) To finish it up I then glued them onto the shade with plain ol’ tacky glue.
Emma wants one now, too. She already has a lamp with a plain white shade so I’m just going to glue the dots (pinks, greens and chocolate brown – Emma’s colors) to her existing shade.
It looks great along side the recycled the paper lanterns from Jack’s Baptism Party!
Sun 14 Apr 2013
A month or so ago we moved into a new house and each kid now has their own room. (hurrah!) I am finishing up Jack’s room (he is one) and it really is coming along great. The last few details are being added. Yesterday’s project was making three little pictures to hang above his dresser. They are felt (from the sweet emma jean Etsy shop, of course!) and only took me a few hours to do. Since they are framed behind glass I just glued the pieces, adding a few sewing embellishments where needed. The great thing about wool felt is you can use ordinary tacky glue and it won’t bleed through like it does with the synthetic felt you get from Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. And don’t forget there are over 120 colors to choose from! So your possibilities are limitless… Many of the colors I used came from my Modern Baby Boy Collection, a specially priced set of eight colors.
A Little Monkey (for my cheeky little monkey)
A Tall Giraffe (because who doesn’t like giraffes?)
…and A Happy Elephant (because no lie, Jack’s a big eater)
Tue 18 Sep 2012
Posted by Editor under DIY Patterns, Felt Sheets
Tags: baby, etsy, felt, Halloween, holiday, kids, patterns, PDFs, tutorials, wool felt
Just in time for Halloween… a super easy new pattern for you from sweet emma jean. Make your baby even more yummy with this super cute, comfortable to wear and easy to make CHIPWICH COSTUME!!!!! Get a copy of the pattern and all the felt you will need to make it in my Etsy shop.
Wed 12 Sep 2012
Posted by Editor under Free Tutorials, Parties, Wool Felt
Tags: baby, batism, celebrations, christening, craft felt, cupcake stand, etsy, felt, free tutorials, kids, parties, PDFs, polka dots, wool felt
We recently hosted a party to celebrate the baptism of our baby boy. I had way too much fun planning this party and incorporating the theme (green and blue polka dots) into every detail I could think of.
A little O.C.D.? Yes. (But in a good way!)
Of course I came up with some clever uses for felt! I prepared a large dessert buffet (all homemade – yes… crazy, I know) – and made cupcake stands to create some height on the table and allow me to fit more food onto it as well. These are so easy and versatile. They really worked out well. Click here for a tutorial showing how to make them. You can use any combination of felt colors to match your party theme.
For the centerpiece of each table I cut out a 9″ circle of felt and set a plate piled high with homemade cookies onto the center of the circle. I then sprinkled paper confetti dots all over the table to add more color to them. Yes, the cookies have blue and green nonpareil “polka dots”!
Even the straws had blue and green polka dots!
For the take-home favors, I made cupcakes and packaged them in a plastic cup with a cellophane bag and ribbon tie. I looked all over the internet for instructions after seeing this idea on Pinterest. Nobody said what size cellophane square they used or what baggie size so I had to wing it. Here is what I did:
You need 9 oz clear tumblers; gusseted clear cellophane baggies that measure approx. 9″h x 4″ x 2″ (I got a package of 50 in the candy making aisle at Michaels); lengths of grosgrain ribbon about 9″ long; decorative tags (optional) and decorative paper cupcake liners.
Bake the cupcakes in plain white cupcake liners and let them cool completely. Do not frost them yet. Place a decorative liner into the bottom of each clear plastic cup. Mine had green and blue polka dots, of course! Insert a cooled, unfrosted cupcake into each cup/liner assembly. Now pipe your frosting onto the top of the cupcake, keeping it away from the edges a bit. Decorate the cupcakes with sprinkles or whatever extra bits you choose (or not). Now carefully insert the cup/cupcake into the bag (which is easier if you do not have “man-hands” like I do). Use a piece of ribbon to tie the baggie closed.
Attach a tag to the ribbon if you wish. I printed “thank you” dots onto cardstock, used a round punch to cut them out, then attached them to one side of the ribbon tie with these little metal brads I found in the scrapbooking aisle at Michaels. I used paper for the background polka dot on the tag but you could also use a coordinating felt color.
The Peanut Butter Cup Cookies were the first things to disappear. I got much of my baking inspiration from the fabulous www.bakerella.com.
Here are links to many of the shops I purchased items from to make my vision a reality.
Let me know if you have any comments or questions!
– SOURCES –
FELT: From my own shop, of course! www.etsy.com/shop/sweetemmajean
STRAWS, SPRINKLES, SOLID COLOR MINI CUPCAKE LINERS: www.etsy.com/shop/DKDeleKtables
TABLE COVERS, NAPKINS, PAPER PLATES, CUPS & POLKA DOT CUPCAKE LINERS: www.partycity.com
CHINESE PAPER LANTERNS: www.paperlanternstore.com
Tue 13 Sep 2011
Posted by Editor under DIY Patterns, Free Tutorials, Play Food
Tags: etsy, felt, felt cookies, food, free felt play food patterns, free patterns, free tutorials, French macarons, gifts, kids, patterns, PDFs, toys, wool felt
Hey there fellow felt food crafters – here is a free felt food pattern just for you! This free felt play food tutorial will allow you to make these pretty and yummy looking French Macarons. Macarons (sometimes misspelled ‘macaroons’) are colorful, light and airy cookies with a crunchy shell that are sandwiched with delicious fruit and cream fillings. These make perfect tea party cookies for your little one, or a great pin cushion for yourself! The cookies measure about 2″ in diameter. Get the free PDF pattern here! Also, be sure to visit my Etsy shop where you can get all the pretty wool felt used to make them and lots of other great felt food patterns! Enjoy this free felt food pattern from sweet emma jean!
colorful felt macarons
Fri 17 Jun 2011
…For Ice Cream! Our newest DIY felt play food pattern is now available in our Etsy shop and it’s so darn cute (I have to say)! With this pattern you can make a whole set of ice cream cones, scoops, even the scooper and a pint! The scoops fit into the scooper and are interchangeable on the cones (thank you again, NASA for bringing us the wonder that is Velcro). Easier on the waistline than Ben & Jerry’s (or for you Cape Cod types – the Sundae School) and far less messy than the real thing. Save your baby wipes for other uses and get this for your toddler to play with!
Sat 19 Mar 2011
It was a gorgeous day yesterday… made me long for happy, summer days filled with cookouts, picnics and bonfires. Now your little tot can pretend to have a cookout and a picnic, too! My newest pattern for sale on Etsy is an awesome feast of burgers, chips, watermelon and more! Check it out!!!
Wed 26 Jan 2011
Posted by Editor under Play Food
Tags: etsy, food, kids, patterns, PDFs, toys
Our newest pattern booklet is now available on Etsy – PIES!
Sun 14 Nov 2010
Posted by Editor under News
Tags: etsy, food, kids, patterns, toys, treasury
Our Thanksgiving Dinner Felt Play Food Pattern has been featured in two Etsy Treasuries this week. Check them out!
Looks Good Enough to Eat
Sat 6 Nov 2010
I promised there would be more, and I am no liar. Here’s my favorite creation so far… a super deluxe lunch kit! Make a BLT, a PB&J, turkey & Swiss with mayo, even Olive Loaf with mustard and a pickle if that’s what you’re craving.* Of course I had to include a cookie and nacho chips. Go to Etsy & buy it today! Tell your friends, spread the word.
*are you pregnant?