Have I mentioned how much Doodlebop loves his big bro Mr. P? And vice versa of course. I mean, these two are seriously in love (photographic proof).
Since they sleep in separate rooms, I thought it would be fun to make something for the little one that allowed him to snuggle with his older brother every night.
1 fat quarter material #1 (I used a natural, white linen)
1 fat quarter material #2 (I used this cute linen robot print)
batting (I used organic bamboo fiber)
paper for pattern making
printable fabric sheets (Joann's)
Here's how I did it:
First, I chose a photo of Mr. P. that I thought his brother might enjoy cuddling with. This one worked nicely because his face is pretty big in it. (It's from our camping trip in August.)
Then, I got my handy dandy fabric paper from Joann's and loaded one piece into my printer (this does not work on laser printers), fabric side down so that the image would print on the fabric side. I let it dry for thirty minutes or so and then peeled away the paper backing from the fabric, leaving me with a piece of fabric, the size of a sheet of paper, with Mr. P's face on it.
I cut out the portion of the fabric I wanted to use (his face) NOTE: Life would have been much easier for me had I just cut out the fabric in a even circle as opposed to following the contours of his face. This made sewing this awkward shape onto my white fabric quite challenging. So cut it out in an even circle!
I placed his sweet face on a large piece of paper (for those of you interested in the scale of this, his face is about 4 or 4 1/2 inches long) And I proceeded to sketch the relative shape of the finish product that I wanted to make. I wanted it to look somewhat like a Russian Doll shape.
The stuff really stuck to my sweater.
Then all you have to do is either hand sew or machine sew that little three-inch opening you have and....
Voila! A luvvie that can be used for decoration or comfort! Had I been more ambitious or more creative, I might have added arms and legs (making him look more like Humpty Dumpty.)
Wrap, place under tree and get that sweater washed so you don't walk around looking like an unkempt sheep.