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Monday, December 6, 2010

Big Brother Luvvie

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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.


Materials Needed:
1 fat quarter material #1 (I used a natural, white linen)
1 fat quarter material #2 (I used this cute linen robot print)





fabric scissors
batting (I used organic bamboo fiber)
matching thread
paper for pattern making
printable fabric sheets (Joann's)
pins

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.  

8 comments:

  1. I like it. :o) And your boys are so adorable!

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  2. You've inspired me to make a baby blanket sized quilt with my girls' pictures on it so that my youngest can have her sisters with her.

    I'm sure your little one will adore this!

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  3. Eli - One person's creepy is another's treasure.

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  4. Adorable! What a loving idea!

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  5. @Anonymous, I inspired someone! I'm thrilled! And a baby blanket! How ambitious! I'd love to see a photo when you finish! I think the photo fabric would be such a great way to tell a story through a quilt.

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  6. The only thing sweeter than this lovey is the idea of doodlebop snuggling with it, so cute.

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