My little one was very excited when we visited strawberry farm during strawberry picking season last May. Since then she often says “petik strawberry” which means picking strawberry and tries to describe what she saw and did in that farm with her very limited vocabulary, so cute. So I made these felt strawberries last week, named it all seasons felt strawberries… she can now have strawberry picking whenever she wants. It’s very easy to make, also a cute addition to her kitchen play. The basket was made from recycled paper brown bag, I don’t have the tutorial here but it is also very easy to make, pinterest has lots of tutorial of it.
A. Cut the red felt in half circle, to get the size of my strawberry the diameter is 3″. Cut the green felt in star shape. Some poly filling for stuffing.
B. Sew the half circle’s ends together.
C. Turn it inside out. continue to stitch around the opening.
D. Put the stuffing, pull and tighten the thread that you sew in C, secure with stitches.
The next step is to glue the Green felt onto the top to cover the opening, I use fabric glue. Done!
Lately I saw many whales pattern fabrics in store and online, they were all so cute made me hard to decide. In my opinion whales are not a cute creatures, they are big and mysterious. Often I associate whales with the words mighty and respect. It’s amazing how those giant whales images can be translated into cute lovely fabrics for children. This dress is a summer racer back dress ( like the one I made before) with tiered bottom. To differ it with previous Whales Dress I named it Blue Whales Dress… believe it or not, creating name for dresses sometimes is harder than sewing it.
And this is always be my favorite part, seeing my little darling in mommy’s made dress.