Sunday, June 13, 2010

Penguins & Flowers

In the quiet of darkness, while my kids are sleeping, I've been making this little project for my daughter.  It uses Sunghee's (from Creativity in Progress) template called Almost Square Bag.  You can find it HERE.  When I first saw this template, I thought it was the cutest thing but didn't really know exactly what to make it for.  I usually need some occasion or person to inspire me to create something.  Then I thought of making this for my daughter.  But it took me a while longer cause I could only work on it at night.  I had some of these leftover double layered flowers that I had crocheted from a PTI tutorial (HERE).  Then I just crocheted a simple chain stitch to make handles.

My daughter loves, loves, loves penguins so I stuck one in the middle.  This penguin stamp is from Dandelion Designs.  I punched it out with a half inch circle punch and stuck it on a button and placed a clear epoxy sticker over it.  That was also something that I had read over on PTI.  I used some leftover felt and rhinestones to finish it up.

I also made this little Matchbook Album from Sunghee.  You can also find it HERE.  This is the cutest little book.  But I decided to do something different with it. 

The book opens up just like a matchbook would.  You can see a little of what I placed inside.

Typically, you can add multiple pages into this template like a book.  Sunghee stapled hers in but since I didn't have a stapler big enough, I made my page slightly longer and scored it to leave about a half inch section in the middle where I could attach the page to the cover with flower shaped brads. 

Yes, there's another penguin too!  This is the full size of the image.  I attached flower shaped earrings onto the penguin like he's wearing them.  Hahaha.  My daughter will think that is funny.  I bought these earrings some time ago to give as a gift, either birthday or Xmas.  I tend to buy things early and save them for special occasions.  Her birthday is still some months away so hopefully I can hide this until then. 

All the felt flowers were die cut with PTI's Beautiful Blooms die set.  The "h" is also from PTI's Outlines Alphabet.

Thanks for reading.  Have a great day!


Cheryl said...

The penguin is so cute. What a cute idea! Thanks for the template, I guess I should try to make it one of these days.

Sunghee said...

WOw~~~!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! Thank you so much for using my templates! I knew your creations would be magnificent! I gotta try your flowers!