A Little English Paper Pieced Flower

I had an idea in my head that I wanted to try out. I have been making so many English paper pieces hexagons, I wanted to try out another shape. And not just any shape, I wanted to try a custom shape. I thought a geometric tulip would be fun, and after my tulip plush I've had spring on my mind! I drew the shape out on paper and then made a template in Illustrator to get more crisp shapes. Generally I'm pretty pleased at my first attempt. I made a rookie mistake of making it way too small though. I thought it would be quicker to whip up a little flower, but the ... Read More

Plush Club – Tulip

A friend from college does a Plush Club in Kansas City and recently posted a photo of a flyer for a plant themed plush club challenge. I haven't really ever made any plushes before, but I loved the idea of trying. Plus, a friend just gave me an enormous bag of poly-fill that she was getting rid of and Evie has been asking me to make something with it. I decided I wanted to make a tulip so I started with a simple sketch. I didn't make a pattern because I figured it would be straight forward enough to just draw it larger onto the fleece I was using. It generally ... Read More