February 7, 2012This IS Your Granny’s Crafting – Hidden Gem Edition!
By Betty Crafter
I did make another felt puppet, but not the gang of them I’d planned. I made the kitty one:
But I’m not as excited about her as I was the owl, and it kind of killed my enthusiasm for making a bunch of these. I couldn’t figure out a way to make whiskers that looked decent for the life of me so she is without, which I think make her look a little less like a kitty. Maybe that’s why I’m over the felt puppet adventure. So…just the owl and kitty puppets for Little Betty’s birthday. My energies have been refocused on making her a last minute doll with outfits. But I do have something else to show you that I think is pretty neat! Have you ever found something unexpected tucked away in something else? That happens to me fairly often considering how much time I spend with old things. This week I was putting my stack of Workbasket magazines in the shop and while I was sorting through them I found this darling pattern tucked away between them:
It appears to be for a cute-as-a-bug’s-ear nursery set including a quilt:
and curtains and linens:
In addition to the sweetest animal appliques you’ve ever laid an eyeball on, it also includes letter templates for monograms:
and, bizarrely, a catnip mouse:
If I was pregnant I’d totally make this.
Have any of you ever found something fantastic tucked away?