|Just a little fish swimming by the window.|
It's Iron Craft day! This week's challenge was Best in Show, which was all about pets. Animals in general, really. And, since I have three cats, I thought I'd make them a little something...even if they do keep me up all night and wreck everything I own. I love them anyway. Dunno why. I guess they're just too cute to kick out of the house. I whipped up a little felt fish toy for them.
- Craft felt
- Embroidery floss
- Embroidery needle
- Disappearing ink pen
- Elastic cord
- Suction cup
|Draw a fish or use my template to make things easier for you.|
|Click to download the full-sized version.|
You'll need two of these. To speed things up a bit, I doubled up the felt and cut them out at the same time. Be careful doing this so they don't shift around while cutting.
|Two felt fishies.|
Time for my (least) favorite part. Sewing. I used two strands of embroidery floss. Dunno what the stitch is called. I hate sewing. Leave a section open to stuff in the batting. Sew that up.
I added eyes just because it makes the fish a bit more cute. The eyes were easy to do. I just kept sewing a vaguely dot shape through both sides. Keep flipping the fish back and forth to make sure both sides look good.
Then poke a hole through the top fin to slide in a bit of elastic cord. Tie it in a very secure knot.
|Fish needs a cord.|
Tie the other end of the cord around the suction cup, stick the whole thing to a window or any other smooth surface, and sit back to watch the fun begin.
|Finished felt fish. I <3 alliteration.|
I think they like it.
|Berkeley & Caius taking turns.|
And a collage of kitty fun...