The Aspiring Profi Frau

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Washcloth puppets

Washcloth Puppets

Found this free pattern on Pretty cute, huh?




  • Four Washcloths, two white, one black and one peach
  • One 6" x 3" (15 cm) x 7.5 cm) piece of fabric, white
  • Two Skeins Embroidery Floss, black and white
  • Water Soluble Pen
  • Paper Backed Fusing Web (opt.)


  • Four Washcloths, three pink, one white
  • One 5" x 5" (12.5 cm) x 12.5 cm) Piece of Pink Gingham
  • Two Skeins Embroidery Floss, black and white
  • Water Soluble Pen
  • Paper Backed Fusing Web (opt.)


  • Two 12 1/2" x 13" (32 cm x 33 cm) washcloths, light brown
  • Three Skeins Embroidery Floss, black, white and pink
  • Water Soluble Pen
  • Paper Backed Fusing Web (opt.)


Faces and Appliqués

  1. Pin patterns to washcloths placing bottom edges of puppet pattern on finished edge of cloth. Do not cut yet. Transfer MARKINGS for faces.
  2. Embroider nose, eyes and paw pads using a SATIN STITCH. Embroider mouth using a CHAIN STITCH. Cut out body pieces.
  3. Cut out appliqués for bunny ears and muzzle, cow head patches, body spots and muzzle. Appliqué pieces to puppet bodies.

Bunny Ears

  1. Appliqué gingham inset to front of ear.
  2. Stitch ear front to back.
  3. Trim Seams. Clip curves and turn right side out.
  4. Form tuck at the center of the ear.
  5. Baste ears to head, having raw edges even

Cow Ears and Horns

  1. Stitch ear front to back.
  2. Trim seams.
  3. Clip Curves and turn right side out. Fold along fold line. Baste to head, having raw edges even.
  4. Fold horns in half with right sides together, stitch curved edge. Turn right side out. Press seam to center back. Stuff lightly. Baste to head having raw edges even.


  1. Fold up lower edge of puppet front along fold line, forming pocket. Baste along side edges to hold in place.
  2. Stitch front to back at side seams. Clip curves. Trim seams to 1/8", turn right side out.
  3. Top stitch 1/8" inch all around leaving lower edge open.

Homemade baby shoes

I saw these shoes on a blog and think that they are so cute. This link to stardust shoes has directions and a free pattern to make them. It also has a link to directions to make them out of leather if you want. The other blog I liked was here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Super cute and easy placemat bag

I am going to be an instructor to show people how to make these bags at church, so here are my step by step instructions. This project took 30 min -1 hour. It was really easy and a lot of fun.
Find a cute placemat. I got this at Target and then I cut off the long edges to use later for the handles.Sew the placemat on two sides.
Make a triangle on the side of the bag to create a box seam. (this gives the bag a boxy look and helps it to stand alone).
When you've done both sides it should look like this.
Add the handles (I made mine about 12 inches) and turn the bag right side out. This is a great size bag to carry scriptures in.