I wanted to make something for Bugaboo's snow-forts we built this winter (and because flags are fun). While I was at it, I made a few extras. They weren't perfect, but I really loved how they turned out (considering I really had no clue what I was doing).
This one for my little Bean,
and this one for Bugaboo.
Well, then I had a birthday gift to make for one of Bugaboo's friends. I figured something 'super-hero' would be good. I had wanted to try finger puppets, but I didn't have any felt on hand and they weren't starting out the way a wanted, so they evolved into bean-bags.
I loved making them, and giving them too! Bean bags are a lot of fun.
And then I had another birthday boy, so I tried it again. It was a little harder to pick something for this little guy (he's only 2, so not as obvious what he likes). I was thinking cars or trucks or some-such, but I wasn't really feeling it. They seemed a little boring. I'm not much of a car person, but I do have one love in the automobile world; Super cars. Bright, colourful, fast, fancy, oh yeah. So I picked my five favorites, (a shiny penny to anyone who can tell what they are):
My method is simple. I draw what I want. Then I stick heat-bond onto the different colours of material I'll be using. I transfer my drawing over to the material (or just re-draw it), and cut out all the fiddly bits. I iron it onto my main fabric, and then I just have to sew along all the seams. Actually, the sewing is the hard part. Especially with anything that has a nice even curve to it (like wheels), or teensy-tiny bits. However, I'm getting better at that, and I'm loving the outcome!