I shall call her FiFi

I was at the supermarket the other day and the cashier had an adorable little poodle sitting on her cash register. I thought to myself….YES! A POODLE!!! And so FiFi was born.

She is approximately 7 1/2″ tall and 8 1/2″ wide. She is all handmade using white felt and stuffed with fiberfill. All of the pom poms are handmade one by one and attached. Her eyes are glass beads and she has a pink felt tongue. She is dressed up with her ribbons. Check out her cute tail!

She is available for purchase HERE.

Tea Lite Flowers

So fun! These tea lite flowers add that finishing touch to my Easter table decor.

I saw a video tutorial by Creativemamy and just had to make them. Click HERE for the tutorial.

This would have been a very time consuming project had it not been for my Cricut! You need 15 circles at 3 1/2″ (colored fabric) and 13 circles at 5″ (green fabric). So, rather than hand cut each circle, my Cricut did all the cutting.

I used tuna cans (washed them thoroughly) and spray painted them the color I wanted for the center which holds the tea lite. Then, taking a circle and folding it in half, I baste stitched the curved part and strung them all together to form the flower.

The finished product is approximately 7″ wide. I used 2 1/2″ tea lite candles.

I am submitting this project to the Hey Let’s Cricut Stuff Instagram Challenge #16. The prompt is “flowers”.

Just Bee-cause

Just buzzin’ by to say hi! This little bee is all handmade. He stands approximately 9″ tall and 5″ wide. He even has a little stinger!

The head, arms and legs are stuffed with fiberfill. The face is all hand done with glass beads for the eyes and a fabric bead for the nose. He has a collar made of tulle with a yellow bow. Atop his head is a daisy and small bee.

If you’re thinking of a Mother’s Day gift, I could add a heart that says “Luv you Mom” or personalize it with a name. Send me a note with your preference.

I’ve had many orders from customers lately asking me to make these little plushies so they can put them in the wreaths. They are the perfect size.

For decorative purposes ONLY and NOT intended as a toy for children as some of the pieces may cause choking hazard.

This item can be purchased in my Etsy shop. Click HERE.

My Little Monkey

At 8″ tall and 6″ wide, this little guy exudes personality. My little monkey is all handmade using brown and tan felt and brown striped fabric for the body. His face is all hand done with glass beads for the eyes and nose and embroidery stitching for the mouth.

For decorative purposes ONLY and NOT intended as a toy for children as some of the pieces may cause choking hazard.

He can be purchased on my Etsy site. Click HERE.

Wired Headbands

I made these wired headbands using the Cricut Maker.  I designed them in Design Space and cut the fabric using the 12″x 24″ mat which made it “sew” easy!!!!!  I cut long strips of fabric that are 32″ long and 3 1/2″ wide.  I sewed them together, leaving an opening to put the wire inside and then closed up the opening.

I wanted to display them so I purchased the styrofoam heads.  I felt the heads were so plain so I added the eyelashes…also made with the Cricut and 651 vinyl and painted on the lipstick and added the blush on the cheeks.  So cute!

Fun and sassy hair accessory with bendable wire inside makes it easy to wear. Just wrap it around your head and twist the ends to create your bow and VOILA!… it sits perfectly in place AND stays in place. No Tying…Just Twist and Go.

They are super cute with any outfit. You can wear them with casual outfits…you can wear them with dressy outfits.

Great for bad hair days!!!

Great gift for gals of any age.

There are so many prints to choose from – check out the headband section of my shop. When ordering, choose pattern number option.

*Handmade

*Approx. width is 2 inches; length is 33 inches

*Lined with wire so that the headband is bendable and adjustable.

*Spot clean…Do not put in washing machine or dryer

*Be creative and have fun!

These headbands are available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

shipped wrapped in a clear bag with a cute ribbon!

Mother’s Day Gnome

I just finished my Gnome of the Month for May. Of course…what else…a Mother’s Day Gnome. This sweet lady is the “best MOM ever”! She is the perfect gift to give to your Mom. She even has a little front pocket to hold a gift card.

My “Gnomes of the Month” are one of a kind, so when it’s gone….it’s gone. She is 13.5″ tall and 9.5″ wide. She is all handmade with loads of detail. $35.00 plus shipping. If interested, please send me an email at www.thecurlygirlcreates@gmail.com.

Little Lady Bug

My latest creation….this adorable little lady bug. She is waiting for a home. She is all handmade and stands approx. 9″ tall and 6″ wide. If you’re thinking of a Mother’s Day gift, I could add a heart that says “Luv you Mom” or personalize it with a name. If you are interested, please message me for pricing details.

This item is available for sale HERE.

Fluffy Little Lamb

It just isn’t Easter without a little lamb to include with your decorations.

I saw a post from one of my favorite sewing crafters, Laura Tosi. She made an adorable lamb that is being published in a magazine this month so she could not share the pattern. The pattern will be published in that magazine but, unfortunately, it is an Italian magazine and they do not ship to the USA.

So, I really had my heart set on making one of these little guys so I had to get resourceful…I made this little lamb softie with different patterns that I took from several different softies that I’ve made in the past. The face and ears are made of skin color felt and the face is all hand sewn. The eyes are glossy beads that are sewn into the face. The eyebrows and cleavage are embroidered with black embroidery thread. I added pink chalk to the cheeks and ears and then dotted the cheeks with white paint to give it dimension. The nose is made of the same fabric as the paws and hoofs.

Although it doesn’t come close to Laura’s, I was pretty happy with the result. I think it’s adorable!

Plush Hens

These hens are so adorable and so easy to make when using the Cricut because the machine cuts the pieces so you don’t have to hand cut everything.

The nice thing about using the Cricut is that you can make them any size you want. I made them small. They are approx. 5.5″ tall 3.5″ wide.

They would make a perfect addition to your Easter/Spring decor and also be great to give as a gift for a hostess, teacher, or friend. You can purchase them HERE.

For decorative purposes ONLY and NOT intended as a toy for children as some of the pieces may cause choking hazard.

All the pieces are designed and cut using the Cricut Maker and Design Space. The body of the hen is printed fabric which I cut a semicircle at 11″ wide and 6″ high. It is the “Semicircle” #M372FF from Cricut Font and Basic Shapes cartridge. I sewed the straight edge and then basted the opening, filled it with fiberfill and closed it up.

I then cut several hearts which is #M369884 from Basic Shapes. I cut the hearts as follows: 1 heart at 3″ for the feet. 2 hearts at 2″ for the wings. 1 heart at 1.75″ for the turkle. 3 hearts at 1.25″ for the crest.

The eyes are Circle #M369879 from Basic Shapes. I cut 2 at 1″.

The beek is Teardrop #M8D33B35 from Planner Pieces cut at .75″.

I am submitting this project to Week #13 of the “Use Your Cricut” Instagram challenge that Cori George is currently running. The challenge is to create something using your Cricut with a “3D” theme.

If you want to participate in this challenge, all you have to do is make a project using your Cricut (or other cutting machine) that is inspired by this week’s prompt and share on Instagram! Tag Cori @heyletsmakestuff and use the hashtag #heyletscricutstuff and you’ll be eligible to be featured in her Instagram Stories and her email, as well as be entered to win this week’s fun prize!

The winner will be picked on April 1, so get crafting!

Gnome of the Month

Each month I make a gnome for that month’s theme. April’s gnome is an Easter Gnome. I hope you like my latest creation….

Every gnome I make is handmade using coordinating fabrics. The fabric on the body of this gnome is an Easter egg motif. The feet and hat are made with coordinating fabric in aqua blue. The arms have the same fabric as the body. The beard is all hand done with yarn as is the hair on the back of the head. The eyes and cheeks are hand painted. He is holding a colorful Easter egg. And because he is in the mood for Easter, he has a big bunny tail in the back.

This adorable gnome stands approx. 18.5″ high and 7.5″ wide. He would make a perfect addition to your Easter/Spring decor and also be great to give as a gift for a hostess, teacher, or friend. 

This gnome can be purchased HERE.

Easter Bunny Shelf Sitter

This Easter Bunny shelf sitter exudes personality. 

This adorable bunny is approx. 13″ tall (not including the legs) and approx. 10″ wide. If you include the legs, she is approx. 18″ tall. 

She would make a perfect addition to your Easter/Spring decor and also be great to give as a gift for a hostess, teacher, or friend. 

She is available for purchase HERE.

This bunny is all handmade using coordinating fabrics and felt. The base is weighted for sturdiness. The ears, face arms and feet are made of felt and the body is cotton fabric. Her collar is made of polka dot felt with a green rope bow. Her eyes are black glass beads and her nose is a pink fabric bead. Her face, ears, hands and feet are all hand embroidered. Her whiskers are made of wire. She is holding a big felt carrot which is also handmade. Her hat is made using coordinating fabric and is embellished with felt flowers. She has a fluffy bunny tail. 

For decorative purposes ONLY and NOT intended as a toy for children as some of the pieces may cause choking hazard.

The carrot is made using Cricut and Design Space. The image is Bunny Baby #M42BE2 from Simply Charmed. I ungrouped the image and discarded all of the pieces except for the carrot. I loaded the felt into the Cricut and cut the orange felt twice and sewed the pieces together and stuffed it with fiberfill. The green part is also cut twice and I added a wire between the pieces so it is bendable.

Easter Cutie

This adorable plush Easter Bunny is all handmade using felt and fabric and a lot of detail work. It’s just as cute from the back as in the front with it’s little bunny tail. The face is all hand done using beads for the eyes and nose and embroidery thread for the cleft and eyebrows. 

It stands 13″ tall and approx. 7″ wide and has a weighted base for support. 

This little cutie would make a great addition to your Easter decor or to give as a gift to a special friend.

This cutie is available for purchase in my Etsy shop. Click HERE.

This item is for decorative purposes only and not intended as a toy for children.

The tulip is made using the Cricut and Design Space. The image for the tulip is Flower (#M95ADEAA) from Lacy Labels and the leaf is 3D Flower (#M4DB52) from Flower Shoppe.

I am submitting this project to Week #12 of the “Use Your Cricut” Instagram challenge that Cori George is currently running. The challenge is to create something using your Cricut with a “Spring” theme.

If you want to participate in this challenge, all you have to do is make a project using your Cricut (or other cutting machine) that is inspired by this week’s prompt and share on Instagram! Tag Cori @heyletsmakestuff and use the hashtag #heyletscricutstuff and you’ll be eligible to be featured in her Instagram Stories and her email, as well as be entered to win this week’s fun prize!

The winner will be picked on March 25th, so get crafting!

Wine Bottle Tag

This bottle tag is made using my Cricut and Design Space. This is a great way to give a gift to someone and so easy to make. It measures 7″ high and 3″ wide. It is a shaker tag with sequins in the shaker. I also used a Martha Stewart border punch and acetate for the window. The following are the images I used.

Door Tag Hanger (#M3362E) from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More

French Food (#M3FD21) from France

Tag (#M46FB5) from Tie the Knot

Happy Birthday is written with the Cricut and the font is Cricut Sans

I am submitting this project to the Week #10 of the “Use Your Cricut” Instagram challenge that Cori George is currently running. The challenge is to create something using your Cricut with a “drink” theme.

If you want to participate in this challenge, all you have to do is make a project using your Cricut (or other cutting machine) that is inspired by this week’s prompt and share on Instagram! Tag Cori @heyletsmakestuff and use the hashtag #heyletscricutstuff and you’ll be eligible to be featured in her Instagram Stories and her email, as well as be entered to win this week’s fun prize!

The winner will be picked next Monday morning, so get crafting!

Happy Little Easter Bunny

This adorable bunny stands approx. 10.5″ high and 5.5″ wide. It would make a perfect addition to your Easter/Spring decor and also be great to give as a gift for a hostess, teacher, or friend. 

This bunny is all handmade using coordinating fabrics and felt. The ears, face arms and feet are made of grey felt and stuffed with Polyfil and the body is cotton fabric and stuffed with a styrofoam ball. The collar is made of white felt with a pink twine bow. The eyes are black beads and the nose is a pink heart brad. The face, ears, hands and feet are all hand embroidered. It is holding a wire stem with Easter eggs. It also has a fluffy bunny tail and a pink bow on the top of the head.

They are available for purchase HERE.

For decorative purposes ONLY and NOT intended as a toy for children as some of the pieces may cause choking hazard.

Adorable Easter Bunny

This adorable bunny stands approx. 9″ high and 7″ wide. He would make a perfect addition to your Easter/Spring decor and also be great to give as a gift for a hostess, teacher, or friend.

This bunny is all handmade using coordinating fabrics and felt. The ears, face arms and feet are made of white flannel and the body is cotton fabric over a styrofoam ball. His collar is made of polka dot felt with a coordinating polka dot bow. His eyes are black beads and his nose is a pink heart brad. His face, ears, hands and feet are all hand embroidered. He is holding a wire stem with a large stained glass carrot. He also has a fluffy bunny tail.

He would make a great addition to your Easter decor or to give to a hostess, teacher, or friend. He is available for purchase HERE.

For decorative purposes ONLY and NOT intended as a toy for children as some of the pieces may cause choking hazard.

Easter Bunny

This bunny is all ready for Easter!

This adorable bunny stands approx. 16 high and 9.5″ wide. She would make a perfect addition to your Easter/Spring decor and also be great to give as a gift for a hostess, teacher, or friend. 

This bunny is all handmade using coordinating fabrics and felt. The base is weighted for sturdiness. The ears, face arms and feet are made of flannel and the body is cotton fabric. Her collar is made of polka dot felt with a green twine bow. Her eyes are black beads and her nose is a pink bead. Her face, ears, hands and feet are all hand embroidered. She is holding a wire stem with three colorful Easter eggs on a tuille background. She also has a fluffy bunny tail. She has a plaid bow on the top of her head.

For decorative purposes ONLY and NOT intended as a toy for children as some of the pieces may cause choking hazard.

She is available for purchase in my Etsy shop. Click HERE.

Easter Bunny Gnome

If there is such a thing as a Bunny Gnome, I’m sure this it what it would look like!

This adorable female bunny gnome stands approx. 22.5″ high and 10.5″ wide. She would make a perfect addition to your Easter/Spring decor and also be great to give as a gift for a hostess, teacher, or friend. 

Every gnome I make is handmade using coordinating fabrics. The base is weighted for sturdiness. Attached is a stuffed nose and braids with bows. She’s got bunny ears, arms and feet. She is holding a basket of colorful Easter eggs. She has a fluffy bunny tail.

She is available for purchase HERE.

Easter Gnomes

These adorable gnomes are made using fuzzy socks for the hat which is transformed into floppy bunny ears. The body is weighted to give it a sturdy bottom. Each is adorned with either white braids for the gals and which faux fur beards for the guys and a wooden nose. Each gnome has a cute bunny tail in the back as shown in the pictures. I used various embellishments depending on the gnome.

These cuties make a great Easter gift for guys and gals. They also make great teacher gifts and hostess gifts. They are available for purchase in my Etsy shop. Click HERE.

The gnomes are packaged in cellophane gift wrap with curling ribbon ready to present as a gift!

Each gnome measures from approx. 6″ to 9″ tall and 3″ to 3.5″ wide.

These are for decorative purposes ONLY. They are NOT intended as a toy for children as some of the pieces may cause choking hazard.

Adorable Easter Bunny

I got the inspiration for this cute little Easter Bunny from Laura Tosi, who has to be one of the most talented gals I’ve come across. Granted, it wasn’t simple to make, but once I was done, I was very happy with the result. It’s truly adorable.

If you are so inclined to make this little bunny, you can find Laura’s pattern and tutorial on Youtube HERE. You can resize it to your desire. Unfortunately, her Youtube video is in Italian. So if you don’t understand Italian, you’ll have a difficult time following. I do speak Italian so I was able to follow along. Therefore, below is a translation of the materials needed to make this adorable Easter Bunny. As long as you know the materials, I think you’ll be able to follow along with her instructional video. I did translate some of the instructions which you can use when viewing her video. If you have any questions, please contact me via email and I will be happy to help you in any way.

The bunny I made is 11″ x 6″. So keep that in mind when gathering your materials. Obviously, your materials should coincide with the the size of your bunny.

Materials Needed:

  • Styrofoam Ball (I used a 3 inch ball)
  • Tube of fabric for the body
  • White felt or flannel for the bunny
  • Felt of your desire for the collar
  • Felt for the flower (you’ll need 2 coordinating colors)
  • Plush white felt for the tail
  • Tuille
  • Ribbon for the bow on the head and a thinner ribbon for the flower
  • Twine
  • Pearls for the eyes (black) and the nose (pink) (I used a heart brad turned upside down)
  • Embroidery thread in black and brown
  • Black coated wire (11″)
  • Pink chalk or blush for the cheeks and inside the ears
  • Eraceable pen
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Scissors
  • Small paint brush
  • Rhinestone or brad embellishments for the center of the flower
  • Hot glue gun
  • Polyfill

Instructions:

Step One (cutting your fabric):

Double your white felt or flannel (whichever you’re using) with the right side of the fabric facing each other and pin your pieces to it. With the fabric doubled, you will be cutting one head, one feet, two ears, and two arms. When cutting the head, mark the area that is to remain open as you see on the pattern.

Cut one tail with the plush white felt.

Cut one collar with the felt of your choice.

Cut two flowers from the two different colored pieces of felt.

Step Two (sewing and stuffing the pieces):

Sew all of the pieces of the body (remember to leave an opening on the head). Using a chopstick, turn all the pieces right side out. Cut a small slit on the feet and the arms as shown in her video.

Now it’s time to fill the pieces with the Polyfill. Fill all the pieces, except for the ears. After you’ve filled the arms and feet, hand stitch the slit to close. Do the same with the head…hand stitch the opening.

Using a cancellable pen, mark the spots on the arms and feet as indicated on the pattern. Using your sewing machine, run a stitch up the center of the feet as shown in the video. Also mark the eyes, nose, and brows on the head as shown.

Step Three (making the face)

Using the black embroidery thread and needle, enter from the bottom of the head and out the left eye. Load the black pearl and go down the same eye and out through the right eye. Load a black pearl and go down the same eye and out through the left eye and back down and out again through the right eye and back down. Now go out through the top of the nose and into the bottom of the head to the top of the nose again and down to bottom of head. This time go up into the head and out one side of the left eyebrow and down the end of that eyebrow and out the right eyebrow and down the end of that eyebrow and out through the bottom of the head and tie to close.

Take the hot glue gun, glue the nose on and using the chalk or blush, give the cheeks a rosy finish.

Step Four (making the ears)

Using the brown embroidery thread, hand stitch around the ears as shown. Using the chalk or blush, color the center of the ears. Glue the ears to the top of the head. Add the bow as shown.

Step Five (making the arms and feet)

Take the feet and using the brown embroidery thread, Go up through bottom of foot and up through the first dot. Go around go the bottom and up through second dot and around to bottom and up through same dot and down the same dot and tie. Repeat on other foot. Repeat the same process on the arms.

Step Six (making the body)

Stitch top and bottom of fabric and put it on the styrofoam ball. Close up the openings. It doesn’t matter if the stitching is perfect because it will be hidden once assembled.

Glue the body to the top of the feet. VERY IMPORTANT: make sure the body is in the center of the feet. Otherwise, your bunny will be off center and won’t stand up.

Glue the arms onto the body as shown.

Run a stitch at the top of the collar and pull to close and glue it to the top of the body.

Glue the head onto the collar and add a bow made of twine under the chin.

To make the tail, take your plush felt and run a stitch all around and pull to form tail. Add polyfill and close it up. Glue the tail to the back of the bunny right where the feet meet the body.

Step Seven: (making the rosette)

Taking the 11″ wire and the needle nose pliers, twirl the ends of the wire as shown.

Take the tuille and wrap it around four fingers about 3 or 4 times and tie the center with your thin ribbon and cut the loops of the tuille as shown. Glue the tuille to the top of the wire.

Glue the felt flower to the center of the tuille and add a rhinestone or embellishment of your choice to the center of the flower. Make a bow with the thin ribbon and glue it to the back of the rosette.

And, there you have it! A cute little Easter Bunny!!!

Thank you Laura for your amazing creations.

Rockin Luggage Tag

This is a luggage tag I made using Cricut and Design Space. I used felt for all of the pieces. I cut the tag twice and used the slice feature on one of the pieces to create the window in the back of the tag. The two tags are sewn together to create the pouch. I cut a piece of acetate to fit inside the opening. I added a lot of bling and heart brads to the sunglasses.

Images used:

Tag is the Flourish label (#M372CE) from Holiday Frames and Tags

Girl is Kayla (#M42C8D) from Rock Princess

Square to slice out the opening for the label is from Basic Shapes (#M369896) which I stretched to get the rectangle.

I am submitting this project to the Week #8 of the “Use Your Cricut” Instagram challenge that Cori George is currently running. The challenge is to create something using your Cricut with a music theme.

If you want to participate in this challenge, all you have to do is make a project using your Cricut (or other cutting machine) that is inspired by this week’s prompt and share on Instagram! Tag Cori @heyletsmakestuff and use the hashtag #heyletscricutstuff and you’ll be eligible to be featured in her Instagram Stories and her email, as well as be entered to win this week’s fun prize: a bottle of awesome Beacon felt glue, perfect for projects like this!

The winner will be picked next Monday morning, so get crafting!