Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Chip and Joanna the Moose Couple

So it's been a few weeks since market and I haven't officially introduced my new Kid Giddy Sizzix dies with you yet here on my blog. When Amy Friend (duringquiettime) asked me to be a part of Pat Bravo's Heartland fabric blog tour - I knew I wanted to make a cute little Kid Giddy Moose. And when you make a cute little moose, you have a make a friend for it too.

For those of you that have known me or at least have known my work, know that I have always given my stuffed friends a name and a story (just like in my book: Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love). I messaged my sister to see if she had any suggestions for these two moose. She came back with a few, and then suggested Chip and Joanna! I mean seriously - who doesn't love Fixer Upper?! What's funny is that while I was sewing the girl moose - the fabric reminded me of vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips! But in this case - the boy moose needed to take the name Chip. lol. That was settled, it's Chip and Joanna!
So here's a closer look at Chip...He loved to wear his suspenders on the farm and to church. (The moose overalls were made with the bottom half of the moose body piece, as well as the bottom oval piece. I attached the leg pieces to the front of the "shorts" and the back legs pieces to the oval. Because I had already sewn him up, his feet were too big to fit through the leg openings, so I wound embroidery floss around his feet to bind them really tight to fit through. Then took the floss off. Worked like a charm! The suspenders Were 3/4" strips folded and top stitched like bias tape. The bow ties is from my doll die.)

And here's Joanna...She always looks so simple and cute in her floral dresses. They come in handy in the hot Texas summers! (This little moose dress was made using my sizzix die. The bodice is the same body pieces as the moose only shortened a half inch. I rolled the top neckline down and left the side seams open just a bit for the arms to go through. Then I added a little ruffled skirt to the bottom, and the opening in the back allows me to switch her dress as often as I please.)

Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you especially to Amy and Pat for including me in this blog hop. It's always fun to play with new fabrics and be crazy inspired by them. If you haven't seen the Heartland Fabrics Pat designed for Art Gallery Fabrics, you have got to go take a look at all of them. They are all gorgeous!

Disclaimer: Although I received this fabric for free, opinions are always my own. There are no affiliate links. 


Amy Friend said... [Reply]

They are great! I love the variety of projects in this tour. I am particularly fond of Chip!

Kathryn said... [Reply]

I love your stuffed animals. Such fun.

Spontaneous Threads said... [Reply]

So clever and thoughtful. Who wouldn't want a pair for their very own!!

Allison CB said... [Reply]

Moose is adorable!!!

Debbie said... [Reply]

Super cute!

Quiltsmiles said... [Reply]

How sweet! Love the moose friends and it's great that the dress is remove able.

Julie Robertson said... [Reply]

I love them! I love you gorgeous soft toys, you make them come alive with your fabric choices!

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