Since moving I have had to utilize every possible empty space for storing my crafts and craft supplies. That included the space under my son’s bed. He’s away at college so I figured he wouldn’t mind. This last week I was going through some containers under the bed and I came across a WIP box of chenille bunnies and chicks that I had made a few years ago.
The items in the box were a variety of pre-cut and pre-sewn pieces, along with the other craft supplies needed to complete them. Since Easter is still two weeks away I decided to make them and take them to the store where I sell them locally.
Squeezable and adorable.
I have a tutorial for the chick that can be found here.
For this project I kinda veered away from my vow of not accumulating anything new until I used up some of the things I already had, but…I was gifted with a bag of fabric from a friend that I just couldn’t say no to. I mean, come on, it was free fabric!
I made one of these bags years ago and called it a festival tote because it is so big and convenient for carrying just about anything on-the-go. It’s gone to fairs, to festivals, on vacations and even down in the fraidy hole during tornado warnings.
Isn’t that fabric delicious? Thank you, Faith! I think she said it was left over from curtains.
It has four tabs to criss-cross and close the top.
Since I can’t ever make just one of anything, I redeemed myself somewhat by using fabric I already had to make multiples of the tote. I love, love the tote I made using a pink chenille bedspread. Which one is your favorite?
In anticipation for spring and summer festival season, I’ve already taken them, and a few smaller ones, to the local store where I sell my crafts.
Purging my over abundance of stuff has me looking at things with a critical eye. While moving one son asked me what I was going to do with some of the weathered boards that were split and broken. Well, to most people these scraps probably should have never been saved, but the rustic, natural, oldness (is that a word?) appeals to me.
I created stencils with my Cricut…
…sized and cut boards for each stencil…
…stenciled the signs…
…and attached rusty wire hangers.
They didn’t seem quite done, so I raided my oldest son’s tackle box for bobbers to put on the fishing signs.
When we moved, two large baskets of toy cars surfaced. Since my kids are grown, I figured I was safe to pilfer a few for the mudding sign.
Lastly, I dug out some metal stars and bottle caps for the garden signs.