Hi friends! Welcome back Debby Hughes for this month’s Creative Uses post! Would you believe that Debby created all of these adorable critters with just one die base?! She did!! Read (& watch) on to find out more! Enjoy!
Hello, it’s Debby here today with a look at stretching your spring plush dies throughout the whole year. I used the Plush Big Ear Bunny die which has a wonderfully versatile body element to create an endless supply of critters simply by changing up felt colors and the use of the set dies.
Initially I cut pieces as the die set is intended for – a big eared bunny, but by adding a scarf he’s all set for the winter. I made my bunny a sweet light brown but on hindsight a winter white bunny may have been more appropriate! Two white bodies do make the perfect start to a snowman however and all that was needed was a simple triangle carrot nose and a couple of wiggle eyes. A black body and pipe-cleaner legs and you have a simple spider for Halloween. I used some purple seed beads from the Shaker Shack selection to embellish the body of the spider.
Slightly more complex but still easy to sew up are a penguin and owl. I used the ear die from the bunny set to cut wings. For the penguin I tucked black wings between the front and back of the body and for the owl I sewed brown ones in place on top of the front of the owl. Winter scarves abound and are easy to make from a long strip of felt tied around the neck and then two snips in to each end to give a fringe effect.
The possibilities for this die set really are endless – a reindeer body with pipe-cleaner antlers perhaps or a reindeer face with red Rudolf nose, or how about a turkey with a fan of tail feathers cut using the ear die? I hope you take a second look at your dies and see how you can use them all year round :D