Monday, June 13, 2011

Mr. Cottontail

My friend is having a baby boy very soon and the shower was the other weekend. Of course I had to make a cute little toy for this sweet little boy so Mr. Cottontail was born.

He's a serious little fellow. His little arms and legs are the perfect size for a little one to grab onto and chew on.

His ears are lined with a soft flannel. And the satin tie was my husbands suggestion, and a good one at that.

I think the tie really finished off  his attitude.

I think this little guy just may inspire my next line of children's toys at my Etsy Shop!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Got Doilies?

I'm not really the doilie type. So when I was given a few doilies that were my Grammy's, I polotely accepted and packed them away with my other linens. Then I saw this great and atristic way to display the beauty and skill that can be found in a doily.

Frame it!

Layer the doily on top of a fabric that coordinates with the room and showcase them on the wall.

I used white thread and stitched in a few places to keep the doily in place. Then I situated the fabric & backing into the frame and viola!

I have a pair of these in my kitchen and they make a very grand display on either side of a large shelf.