Short Update:

Hey guys !

So it has finally come to the ‘end’ of my holidays.. I start school on the 1st of February , which is earlier than usual ( its normally February 7th)
And honestly, it feels like I’ve made nothing…

Last year, I was always thinking of all the things I could make in my holidays, update my Etsy and maybe even start a Youtube channel – and now it seems like I’ve done nothing at all..

 

SDKJFHSKHDLJF ! WHY !

 

It’s definitely not the time issue as I’ve had about a month for that, but I don’t know… it’s probably because I don’t really have the inspiration or motivation anymore. I do still have a lot of ideas, it’s just that when it gets down to making the actual craft , it turns out much harder than what I imagine.
Then, it ends up ugly/ takes up time / I start again, and so I don’t post it online ;__;

 

So yeah…
However, I will list what I did manage to do oho :

  • Bunny cake tutorial
  • Elephant Cake tutorial
  • Cherry tutorial (felt)
  • Pineapple, apple, kiwifruit slice tutorial (felt)
  • Watermelon tutorial (felt)
  • Ponyo in a bottle (first attempt)
  • Real pink cake
  • Chocolate cake
  • Haku in a bottle ( in process)
  • GIANT Dango plush

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Real Pink cake

 

RealPinkCake3

 

RealPinkCakeSlice

 

 

DangoPlush

 

 

And here’s a small prototype of my Haku. I’ve got the basic construction method done however, I’m trying to figure out how to put him in the bottle and in what shape. Also his surroundings TT
The one you see below actually broke in half, eh..

Haku Prototype

 

You can see he’s curled around that tool… this shape doesn’t quite work for the bottle, so yes – This is going to get thrown out.

 

Thanks for reading this short rant/ update!

-Cyn

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[Felt Crafts] # 4 – Blueberries

Hello Hello !

More fruit tutorials :D
This time, the Blueberry

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Materials

Materials

  • Dark blue felt
  • Light blue felt
  • Stuffing
  • Dark coloured thread (I’ll be using a light colour for the sake of this tutorial)
  • Glue ( Can be anything, preferably something that dries quick. i.e super or hot glue)
  • A circular object

2BasicShape

  • Trace a circle onto paper, and use that as the template for the blueberry
  • On the dark blue felt , cut out the circle
  • Using the light blue felt, cut out a small circle
  • Fold your felt into half horizontally and then vertically. This will give you the approximate centre point
  • Using the centre point as a guide, cut an ” x ” shape
  • Then glue the light blue circle on top – do not put any glue where it will meet the cross. 
  • Use a running stitch around the outside of the dark blue circle

3Completed

  • Pull the thread to close in the edges and add stuffing
  • Knot the thread off and cut off excess thread

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And that’s it ! Easyeasy right ?

AllFruits

Next post will be the Cherry ^^

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

[Felt Crafts ] # 3 – The Strawberry slice

Hello Hello

If you’ve missed it:

Whole strawberry tutorial
Strawberry wedge tutorial

And now, here is the Strawberry slice ^^

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Materials

1Materials

  • Red felt
  • Dark Pink felt (I don’t have it so I’m just sing pink)
  • Pink felt (Since I didn’t have dark pink, I’m using white as the lighter colour)
  • Red thread
  • Black thread
  • “Leaf/Petal” template (You can easily draw this yourself)
  • Glue
  • White thread

So: Red piece x 1 , Dark pink piece x 1 and pink piece x 1
As for the template, the size of the strawberry slice will depend on how big you make the template. 

2BasicShape

  • Thickess of slice depends on how many pieces of pink you cut out. Here I have traced the template 3 times
  • Cut the pink pieces out
  • Cut out the white piece
  • Use the red felt and measure around the pink, afterward cut out a suitable length of red (Don’t worry about how thick the strip should be, you can trim excess off later)
  • Use the white thread, sew on the white piece onto the middle of the pink. Sewing it on one layer is fine and follow the pattern drawn shown above
  • If you want to add more detail , use the black thread and add the seeds , you can also use beads if you wish

3FinishingShape

  • Stack the pink pieces on top of each other, you can hold it in place with a peg and wait for it to dry if you wish
  • I didn’t, so I just glued the red strip around it straight away ahahaa
  • As I had excess red, follow the dotted lines and cut them away

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And thats it. Easssyy right ?

AllStrawberries

This concludes the “Strawberry series”

And I shall continue to post up more tutorials on fruits and decoration pieces later.

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

[Felt Crafts] # 2 – The Strawberry wedge

Hello Hello,

Following on the whole strawberry, this is the strawberry wedge.

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Materials

1Materials

  • Red felt
  • Dark pink felt ( I didn’t have that so I had to use normal pink felt )
  • Pink felt ( Since I didn’t have dark pink, this lighter colour had to be white)
  • Red thread
  • White thread
  • Black thread

Now, As for the templates, you can see they are basically “leaf” or “petal” shapes.

The Pink is the roundest leaf shape, the red is slightly smaller and more narrow and the white is even smaller

You can either draw them out yourself – or I will try to draw them up on photoshop and attach it to this post

2Details

  • Cut out each felt piece. The colours and shapes can be seen in the “materials” image

Should be: Red x 1, Dark pink x 1 , Light pink x 1

  • If you want, use black thread to add the ‘seeds’ , you can also use beads if you wish
  • Then, sew the white piece onto the pink piece with white thread – follow the pattern drawn in the middle image (Let’s make this the front)

Because the red piece is smaller than the pink piece, when you sew it and fill it up, it will end up being pulled back and look like a ‘wedge’ or a ‘half’ of a strawbery.

3Completed

  • Place the red piece onto the back of the pink and start sewing around it. (Blanket stitch or whip stitch)
  • Add the stuffing before closing it off
  • Remember to add the details such as seeds ! I didn’t , so here it is drawn in…

3bExtra

  • Here it is sewn up, I have used black thread for the purpose of this tutorial, however you should use red thread.
  • You can also see that the white thread used in the middle does not stand out. This is because I used light pink felt instead of dark pink. Please use the right colours if you want a pretty strawberry ^^

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And that’s it,, a ‘wedge’ or ‘half’ a strawberry.

The next tutorial will be the “Strawberry slice ” ^^ Be waiting for that !

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

AllStrawberries

[Felt Crafts] #1 : The whole strawberry

Hello there,,

Today I’m going to start posting on felt crafts ^^
I will be concentrating on making ‘food’ items and will be posting basics such as making tart bases, decoration pieces and fruits. (Any particular requests, please comment below)

After that, I’ll put everything together and show you how you can make your own dessert from felt :D

(Note : This is all going to be hand sewn, not the needle felt type of craft )

Shall we begin with the basic whole strawberry ?

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Materials:

1Materials

  • Red felt
  • Green felt
  • Beads (optional)
  • Glue (Can be super glue, PVA , fabric , hot glue gun – anything)
  • Red thread
  • Black thread (optional)
  • Circular object (for drawing template)
  • Stuffing

Note : In this tutorial, I used white thread so you can see it easier. When you are making any craft, unless you want it to stand out, use matching thread colours with your felt pieces.

2BaseShapes

  • First take the circular object and trace around it. Cut it in half and use that as a template for the strawberry. 
  • Whole strawberries are made from semi circles
  • On the red felt, cut out the semi circle
  • Then on the green felt, cut out a small square (You can do this after the strawberry has been made, or before it)
  • So: Red semi circle x 1 , green small square x 1

3Stitching

  • Fold the semi circle in half ( I have pinned it down to take a picture)
  • And then use blanket stitch , or here, I used the whip stitch to sew the straight edge together
  • Then use the running stitch for the round edge of the strawberry

4AddingBeads

  • After using the running stitch, pull the thread and you will see that the bottom will start to close in.
  • Before that, fill it with stuffing – how much is up to you
  • If you want your strawberries to have beads, chose which colour you want and thread up another needle.
  • Start adding them onto your strawberry
  • You will have two threads – one for the bottom and one for the beads
  • Once you are happy with your beads, just tie off the thread and cut excess

5Completed

  • Then pull the thread tight and criss cross over the opening a couple of times to ensure the strawberry will not open up again.
  • Tie off and cut excess
  • If you don’t want the beaded look, just go for the classic and use black thread to add the details. You should do this before sewing the red felt together
  • Then draw a flower shape on the green square + cut
  • Use your glue and stick it on the bottom of the strawberry

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Aaand that’s about it.

I know that most people already know how to make the felt strawberry, but again, I am starting from basics.

I hope this was easy to understand, I tend to write a lot but the images themselves should be pretty self explanatory.

Also, I would choose small clear beads or silver if I were to add them onto the strawberry. These pink ones were all the I had, and I didn’t pull the thread tight enough so they were sort of sticking out….

Next will be the Strawberry half, or “wedge”

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

AllStrawberries

So I’ve been crafting..

Hello Hello !

It’s been about a week and I have finally finished unpacking and have started to craft again !
Sorry it’s been so long TT

In these next few weeks, I’m going to start concentrating on more felt projects – I’ll be working partly out of those books and will have tutorials up in a few days of many basics.

For now, here is what I’ve been working on :

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Animal Cakes inspired by this image :

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My version :

Animal-Cakes

Adventure Time’s : Snow Gollem ( Season 3 : Thank you )

This one is actually a gift for a friend ^^

SnowGollem

 

So here’s what I’ve made so far !
As usual, tutorials will be up within the next week as will the felt ones following after.

Any questions or requests , please pm or comment below ^^

 

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn