Testing New Blocks… Again

My pandemic hobbies are totally out of control. My poor brain is just wandering from one thing to the next. Besides trying my best not to die, I’ve been occupying myself with all sorts of projects too numerous to post. But here are some examples of print blocks that I have carved. Totally obsessed with natural toned paper.

Block Printed Scarf

This is my first attempt at block printing on fabric and first attempt at gradients. I dyed some scarves a while back and finally got around to printing. Even though I currently suck at it, I find the process intriguing. #handprinted#textiles#blockprinted#handcarvedstamps

How To Make A Handmade Valentines Pickannini:

VALENTINE PICKANNINI

Handmade Pickanni Plush

 

Another Valentine’s Day is among us again. Here a simple step by step project that you can use to create a one of a kind handmade gift that can be made in less that an hour.

Skill Level: Easy

To Make a Valentines Pickannini:

Supplies Needed:

  • (1) Black Felt Square
  • A Scrap of Pink & Red Felt
  • (1) pair of small doll eyes
  • Embroidery Thread
  • A Handfull of Stuffing
  • Trim Scraps
  • Directions:

    1. Cut a gingerbread man figure out of a doubled square of black felt.

    2. Sew the two right sides together, leaving an opening between the legs and turn inside

    out.

    3. Insert and secure doll eyes.

    4. Stuff with batting.

 

5. Cut out a mouth & heart out of some scrap felt.

Step 5: Cut out a mouth & heart out of some scrap felt.

6. Pin cutouts to the body of the doll

Step 6: Pin cutouts to the body of the doll

7. Adhere trim and/or embellishment to head of doll.

Step 7: Adhere trim and/or embellishment to head of doll.

 

8. Topstich with embroidery thread

…Then find your Pickannini a good home by giving your creation to someone that you Love! Happy Valentine’s Day!!

© Adah Glenn