Monday, September 14, 2009

I Swear It's A Caterpillar

Before I get to the crafting, I need to ask this: Can Kanye West be any more of an a-hole?

Ok, moving on to something that would never think to interrupt a Taylor Swift acceptance speech.

This eyeglass case from Betz White made me drool (Argyle sweater felt! Rick rack! Pretty fabric lining! Caterpillars!) so I made one that looks absolutely nothing like hers. I shrunk the pattern a little bit because I wanted a smaller case for my cheapie magnifiers. Which, by the way, were less than three bucks at Michaels.



I used some nubby eco-felt which is stiff enough to protect my cheapie magnifiers when I toss the case in my purse, but the dark color made it tough to see how far apart to place my blanket stitches. However, the softer white craft felt that I used for the lining makes it easy to see how uneven my blanket stitches are.



What's that? You want to know what's up with the random buttons. Try squinting a little. See the caterpillar now? No? Squint some more. Memo to self: use a darker colored floss for the antenna next time.



I also used the same felt to make this little bear. Here he is balancing on one foot in my TUSAL jar.



I keep calling it eco felt but it's felt made with Eco-fi which is a polyester made from recycled plastic bottles. It comes in a variety pack in an assortment of textures and colors. The brown felt that I used for the case and the bear has a rough surface and it's not as flexible as regular felt but you can easily get a needle through it. It's perfect for the eyeglasses case.

If you're not a regular reader of It's Daffycat, you may have missed Sharon's cute Elephant Hello cross stitch freebie.

13 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Yes...he is a a-hole.....I would use actually a more harsh word...but hey....that is just me.

I love these new items....the glass case is so cute and the little bear...adorable.

Brook said...

oh cute i love your case!!! Yes kanye West was always an asshole.... nothing surprises me anymore!

Miss 376 said...

I love both of these, the little bear looks such fun

Jenny S said...

I'm loving the felt you've been using recently! I'm trying not to buy so much fabric and use up some of stash but a little bit of felt can't hurt right?

and yep he's an a-hole... :)
xo

Loralynn said...

How cute is your case! I love it! Your little bear is darling too! See...I knew you could step away from facebook and do something else!

barbara said...

Yep, hers is cute, but I like yours.

marybt said...

Supercute! I need an eyeglass case for my sunglasses. They are too big for the regular cases you find at teh store.

barncat said...

I'm loving that felt you used! Both the glasses case and bear are wonderful!

I think each thing that comes out of that man's mouth is stupider than the last~geez. . .

Busym1 said...

Kane is more than an a-hole. He needs to publicly apologize to that poor little Taylor, she was noticeably upset. Love the glasses case! Going to check out It's Daffycat! Hugs, michelle

Mary said...

What Kanye did was totally immature. He needs to get over himself.

Onto happier stuff.... I love your glass case and bear. Do you think you will use this same material to make a Tubby?

hifa said...

looks so lovely!

Miri said...

Got a big chuckle about your Kanye remark...you go girl!

Love the eyeglass case! I think the button catepillar antenae got a little mixed in with the leaf vein-that's all!

I've posted the Bonnet Girl free pattern finally-our computer went kaput!

Diane said...

I agree about Kanye... can you embroider him a muzzle??

Your glasses and case and stuffie are all fun - just like you. Awww :) Love your projects.

Btw, I'm currently a kindred spirit as I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes :( Only they didn't give me a blue box :)