Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend! I am still busy making the switch to wordpress! It is so exciting and nerve wrecking at the same time!
In the meantime I have a guest post for you by Karen @
Hi, my name is Karen Bayer, I’m a wife, mother, designer, a dreamer,
and I write “The Given Thought”, a blog dedicated to unique gift
ideas. I started writing my blog a little over a year ago, I wanted to
share with my readers the secrets to finding the perfect gift. The
given thought is a gift designing journal that follows creative gift
ideas and inspirations. As a creative, sensitive, passionate person
and a dedicated friend, I tend to take the task of giving seriously.
My mission is to find, design, create (and sometimes receive)
beautiful and thoughtful gifts. My blog was born to encourage you to
give from the heart, with love, while using your imagination.
Hope you heart my blog,
I’ve been often told that I’m great with crafts and I always like to come up with nice idea’s for simple DIY. I like to think that you can upgrade almost anything if you put some thought into it. This project is a great example for taking something quite plain and giving it a smashing makeover. Let me encourage you before you think…. “Oh, I can’t do this project because I can’t sew”. Relax… All you need to know is the basic hand stitch. If you take a minute to look at the pictures of the steps, you will realize how easy this project really is.
1. Cut a felt circle. I used a pot and a sharpie to draw directly on the fabric, it was easy to cut it along the trace with fabric scissors.
2. Cut a smaller circle in a different color, place it on the first circle and sew it along the edge using a basic stitch.
3. Sew round buttons for eyes and a heart shaped button for the nose. Draw with a light sharpie the mouth and sew along the trace with the basic stitch.
4. Cut two small circles, of each color, one slightly smaller than the other. Then cut each circle in half and sew the smaller piece to the larger piece to create the bears ears.
5. Pin the head and ears to the bottom part of the baby leggings and sew them onto it. First sew the ears and then the face on top of the ears.
This is pretty much it… What do you think? Looks rather easy when you break it up to steps, right?
Baby bottoms are seriously just about the cutest things EVER! Make sure and stop by
and say hi to Karen!