Sunday, October 6, 2013

DIY Felt Monster Stuffie

Please welcome Mr. Spottieback One-eye.

Mr. One-eye is the first felt monster I've made. So it was all make it up as you go kind of a deal.
How did I make it? Why, I thought you'd never ask.

It's very simple really, me being all for simplicity and all that..
(I'm sorry I forgot to take pics of the process)

First I cut two pieces from two colours of felt for the body. I just said head, legs and cut. I also cut a strip of felt from a third colour long enough to go around the body.That's it.

Then I cut one white circle and one smaller dark blue circle for the eye.
Thirdly, I wanted circles from different coloured felts for spots. Thankfully I already had these, scraps from another project.

Then I hand-sewed the eye to the front peice and the spots to the back piece. Oh I almost forgot, I put a bit of padding into the eye as well. Just to have it pop out a bit.

The sewing up part:
I sewed up one long side of the long felt (red in this case) strip facing the right side of the front piece. Then I matched the right side of the back piece to the right side of the front piece and sewed up the the other long side of the red strip to the back piece. Left a little opening.
Turned the stuffie rightside out and stuffed with padding. Hand sewed the opening close.

Tada! Mr. One-eye.

This is the back view. 

More felt projects coming this way.

Felt story board.

Stackable felt rings.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

DIY Bunting T-shirt

 When I saw this t-shirt (below) on Pinterest I just had to make one like that.

 I used this grey cotton t-shirt which seemed perfect for this easy project.

I used Pentel fabric pastel sticks that my sister had bought for me sometime back.

So easy. All I did was draw bunting on the t-shirt with the pastel sticks and iron on top after placing a wax proof paper on the drawing.

This is work in progress.

I know it's not as perfect as the original. And the pictures are a little shaky. I apologize.

But I like it. Do you? Maybe you'll make one too?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

What's coming up tomorrow

Wait for this easy peasy tshirt makeover tomorrow. A simple yet lovely bunting tshirt.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Homemade Multi-grain Cereal

In Sri Lanka, multi-grain cereals are quite popular. These cereals usually include a mixture of rice, soy beans and cornmeal.

Reading the label of one such cereal brand got me thinking if I couldn't whip one of these up at home. It surely couldn't be that hard.

This is what I came up with.

I used brown rice, soy beans, mung beans, chick peas, barley, oats and horse gram.

First of all, wash all the grains and dry well. Then individually dry fry/roast all grains except oats and barley. Let cool.

Toss everything together and grind to a fine powder using a coffee grinder.

Sift through a mesh sieve.

If you find the cereal tasting raw, just dry fry the sifted powder for a minute or two.

To make the cereal, add freshly boiled hot water or hot milk and mix well. Add a bit of sugar if you like.

Let me know if there are any questions. Till next time! Ta ta!!