Valentine Chair Pouch {Creative Carousel}

The Creative Carousel is back!

I am so excited to share some Valentine's Day-themed inspiration today!!

I love the Creative Carousel because it's my opportunity to join forces with some truly talented ladies.  After assigning a theme, we all set to work on a project.  It's so fun to see everyone'e individual creativity  shine.  After taking a look at my project, I hope you'll stop by to take a look at the other fabulous tutorials also!  Here is my contribution to the Creative Carousel:


As you know, I adore felt and have plenty left over from my quiet book and countless other projects!  Well, it's making another appearance today!  I first spotted similar chair pouches at Sheek Shindigs, and knew I wanted to create my own!   These will be our own little Valentine's Day mailboxes.

These were really quite simple to put together!  I sewed all 3 pouches for our family in an afternoon.   So let's get started!

For this project, you will need:

-- Felt (I used red and white)

-- Jumbo ricrac

-- Sewing velcro

-- Flocked heat adhesive vinyl from Silhouette (optional)

-- Ribbon or other embellishing supplies

-- Sewing supplies

To start, I created a heart pattern from freezer paper.  If you would like to use the same pattern, just click here to download mine.  I did resize the pattern so it would fit a 12x12 sheet of paper.  After creating the heart, I pinned it to white felt and just cut out the scalloped heart (the back) by hand.

I also cut out a second red heart and chopped off the top to create the pouch.  To hang the pouch on the chair, I cut a long strip of felt about 19 inches long, but this was custom for our individual kitchen chairs.

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Felt Car Mat {With Tutorial}


For a while now, I wondered if this tutorial would ever get published.  Not only did this take a solid week of crafting effort to complete, but this tutorial has been a doozie!  It's taken several late-late nights (yes, even later than usual!), but it's finally here!

Today I want to share Little Man's new favorite place to play: 

For all you glue-gun lovers, this fun car mat is 100% no-sew!

And this was created just for Little Man!  As I was working on this, he started calling this his car MAP.  So I took his advice.  I turned this into a semi-realistic map of the streets near our home.  PLUS Little Man is very, very visual.  He thrives on logos, so he selected dozens of logos that would be used on this car map.

I'm happy to say that this car map/mat is very realistic.

I love this mat is HUGE, but it rolls up easily like a sleeping bag.  Perfect for easy storage!

In just 2 short days, the car mat has provided hours of entertainment.  So much entertainment that we never want to get out of our pajamas! 🙂

And it's perfect for his little imagination!

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Card Table Doggy House {Nothing But Country}

Today I am thrilled to be hosting the inspirational bloggers Chad and Mary Beth from Nothing But Country.  I just know you're going to love their tutorial today!

Hello, hello!! I am so excited to be blogging over here at Oopsey Daisy! Today I am excited to share  one of our fun crafts with you. I am Mary Beth, and you can find me over at Nothing But Country. My husband and I are often creating together. But you will find that I do the blogging, and he does most of our cooking/baking posts. He loves to cook (I am one lucky gal!!) And I love to craft so we make a great team!

My daughter is having a puppy party for her birthday. I wanted to have something fun that the girls can play in to pretend they are puppies in one of the activities. Instead of making a dog house out of a refrigerator box and then having to store it. I wanted something easy to pack away & easy to make.

I had this card table that I purchased at Target. My card table measures 34" wide by 28" tall.

I am not much of an artist. Ha Ha. This is the sketch I came up with originally. Not exactly how it ended up to be, but it helped me with planning how much material I needed and what each panel would generally look like.

I purchased 2 yards of green and 1 yard of chocolate felt and multiple colored sheets of felt based on what I wanted to have on my dog house.

With my felt I cut out simple shapes like circles, triangles, ovals, etc. to make some cute puppies. I used my FAVORITE glue of all time, Fabri-Tac!! I found it at my local JoAnn's Craft Store. I wanted to make this project as easy as possible. It dries quickly and in 24 hours it dries as hard as sewing all the pieces together.

I also cut out a few bone shapes and puppy food bowl. I simply went on and searched for bone and food bowl graphics and stretched them in word document and use them as a guide for cutting out those shapes.

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