Sunday, November 8

The *real* crafter in the family. . .

Cinderella, prince, step-mother, step-sister, step-sister and fairy god mother

Is turning out to be my oldest. When she gets an idea, that's it. She's doing it and not stopping until it's finished. That's how this set of Cinderella stuffies came about. I had some squares left over from her class hand print quilt and let the girls have at them with fabric markers. She started with her usual fairy picture, then decided it was Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, and then requested more fabric to make the rest of the characters from the story. Such a great idea, right? And all hers. Gotta tell ya, I'm lovin' the wicked step-mother.

To make the fabric easy for the girls to draw on, I back it with freezer paper. You can buy it in the grocery store (in The States, anyway.) After the pictures are finished, peel off the freezer paper. I cut the pictures out leaving a pretty large margin around them (well, as large as I can.) Lastly, sew, stuff (my oldest did the stuffing) and you're finished.

I know, I know this was supposed to be a post about Italy, but I had to break into real time for a moment. Don't worry, you'll get your Italy. It's all set to go. Have a relaxing Sunday.

12 comments:

Amy@Let's Explore said...

So, so cute! My five-year-old has a mild obsession with The 3 Little Pigs right now - I think we might be making some stuffies to retell that story! :)

Jessica said...

You do have a crafter in the family! I love those stuffies a bunch!

se7en said...

These are totally cute - love them. Brilliant project!!! Have a good week!

jojoebi said...

these are fantastic, she did a great job!

poppyart said...

These look brilliant, well done to your daughter! and freezer paper is fab stuff. it's not that widely available here in th UK but on ebay (A bit expensive there) and can be found in quilt shops so worth giving local places a call to check if they stock it.

christie said...

fantastic work, Eva...can't wait to play with them
with you, love, gg

Lisa said...

So cute!!! Thanks for the tip on the freezer paper. Madison has a sewing machine as her top item on her christmas list, which makes mommy very happy!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Love these! And thanks for the tip on freezer paper...thinking these might be a fun way to make ornaments for gifts this year.

I.F. said...

OMG, those are amazing! I wish I had some of my own!

Amie Plumley said...

I've been doing this kind of thing too, but hadn't used the freezer paper trick - genius! Thanks for sharing!
http://sewingschool.blogspot.com

The McAuleys said...

Yours are cute! We've been doing a lot of them, too, and it was fun to make a play mat to go with them:
http://themcauleys.blogspot.com/2009/11/so-sad-to-see-this-go.html

Bet your daughter could come up with a great scene!

mrs. c said...

This would be a great activity for my young students! they could do a self-portrait and then we could stuff them and hanh them on the door!. These are darling!

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