Thursday, April 8, 2010

Humpty Dumpty

One of my favorite crafter's is Lier from Ikatbag. If you have some free time you should read through her archives. She makes the best kid toys, stuffed animals, dolls, dress-up clothes, and playhouses. I want to copy everything she does and stayed tuned in May because I'm going to make a fabric playhouse similar to hers and a few others I've seen (with a few of my own designs of course). Matt is even going to get involved and help me build the pvc pipe frame for it. So excited!

Anyways when I saw this free Humpty Dumpty stuffed animal pattern I instantly thought of Matt's sister Lisa. She decided to decorate her babies room with a nursery rhyme theme. How could I resist making her this adorable Humpty Dumpty? I think it will look adorable sitting on a shelf in baby Audrey's room. I even made him to match her colors baby blue and pink. His limbs are also detachable like Lier's so the kids can put him back to together again.

He was pretty easy to sew together except I got stuck on his legs. Eventually I figured it out, but not without some frustration. My machine was also not liking the button holes. I think it was the cheap thread I was using which kept breaking mid-button hole and it wasn't the needle because I just changed it. So I learned that when I'm doing button holes I should use high quality thread. Oh well I will just ignore those imperfect buttonholes and move on. I think he turned out pretty cute and will look good in the room. What do you think?


  1. Rachel! He turned out great! Thank you so much for inviting me to come see him! And I am so excited that you are working on a playhouse - it's a lot of work but so worth it. My kids still play with/in theirs (and fight over it) even though it's nice outside now and they should be outside instead. Ah, children.

    Also am honestly very inspired by your felt bacon breakfast - I shall put it on my to-do list for Jenna (she's 3+). I don't do felt food much because am usually too busy making something else that takes way too much time for far less pretty results, but I think the kids, esp Jenna, will really like that breakfast. I know there are a ton of bacon-and-pancakes breakfasts out there but yours just looks really, really yummy. Thank you for inspiring me!

  2. Love it! Thanks for the blog recommendation. You are doing such fun stuff.

  3. I found you from your comment on the Humpty Dumpty pattern post. Yours is so cute! My machine didn't like the buttonholes on the legs either, but the kids won't care!