Saturday, 26 February 2011

Week 6 Decoration- Tiny Felt Robin

Look at this!! I am so proud of this little guy as it is the first design that I've made that is a perfect match to the pattern.

  1. I sketched out a robin from a google photo and traced each different section onto plain paper.

  2. I cut out the teeny pieces and used sticky tape to hold them onto the felt. (This was a tip I got from a previous website. It makes it easier to cut very small pieces neatly, the felt piece comes away when the shape is cut out and the tape left on the template strenthens it)

  3. I used silver, red and brown thread to embroider the details and then stitched all the pieces together. I added a plain, fine ribbon to keep the focus on the little guy

The whole thing from cutting to finishing took just over 40 minutes which I was surprised by, I must say! I wanted to scan in my pattern but my scanners gone phooey so I hope this picture will do.
So, instead of a pattern to offer, I am going to start my first Freebie Giveaway. One condition though. I want to get up to 10 followers. When I have 10, I will put names into a hat and send this little guy out to you. So, if you want him, spread the word and help me complete my dastardly plan "Mwah- ha-ha!"


  1. I love him Thea - he would look perfect on any Christmas tree :-)

    Hmm... I may have to do another post about your blog on mine and see if that brings anyone else along. That is, when I find the time to do another post... all very hectic here!

  2. OOh isn't he cute! Isn't it nice to have quick projects and feel as though you've done a good job afterwards.
    I really love him. Nice Christmas thing to do too!
    Love Suex

  3. Hello Mummycat!
    I just found your blog from your comment on futuregirl's blog! Love this little robin. He is so very dear. Also wanted you to know that I just became a follower of your blog. If you like felted sweater projects check out my blog. Would love to have you as a follower of mine, too.
    Good luck to you. Nice blog!