Saturday, November 7, 2009

Ladybug Book Ends

We made these bookends for our ladybug girl Chloe. (born Oct. 30!) We chose ladybugs, but almost any favorite shape would do. Our ladybug were about 10 inches wide and 8 inches tall. We cut our shapes out of felt and sewed them together with embroidery floss.

Each ladybug is reversible, so we cut out two of each piece. We top stitched them together, leaving the bottom open. We stuffed the ladybug with some paper towel and then stood it up on black felt. We traced around the ladybug (making an oval shape) to make the bottom of the bookend. We took the paper towel out and sewed the bottom on leaving a 5 -6 inch opening. Next we placed a heavy duty zip lock bag inside the bug and filled it with new sand. (We tried rice and beans, but they weren't heavy enough.)

Then we squeezed all the air out of the bag and zipped and taped the bag shut. The bottom of the lady bug was closed and a final flower embellishment was added.

**This project has been entered in the Creative Craft Contest hosted by Floral Showers Crafts!**
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  1. I think that is wonderful! I will have to get my creative juices going and do something like that. Thanks for the inspiriation!

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