Rachel is the gal behind the blog Family Ever After. Rachel says, “Since you already assume I like to craft, I’ll tell ya 3 other things about me…I love to clog, I grew up in South Dakota, and I married the boy I had a crush on since the age of 12.” She’d love for you to visit her blog.
In Rachel’s words: Okay, now for my project. I made a Rollie Pollie stuffed animal (aka, potato bug). If you need to laugh, its really okay. I totally went out on a limb with this project My husband did too. Just let it all out… hehehehahaha. There.
Now let me explain why I made this!
Before the mystery items arrived in the mail, I had already decided that whatever I made would be something that had a true purpose. I didn’t want to spend my time making something just for the sake of this contest. I wanted it to be something useful or functional, original, and I didn’t want to spend any extra money doing it. But why a rollie pollie? Yes, that does need an explanation. Perhaps this picture says it all… My daughter is infatuated with them, and has been known to play with them all day long. Last year for Halloween, she requested to be a rollie pollie, so I made her this costume. I’m pretty sure she’s gonna love this, and I can’t wait to surprise her on Christmas!
So, here’s how I used the items- the fabric was for the scales, tummy, and head. The yarn was for the legs and I hand sewed the pompom balls to the head for antennae. I used leftover scraps from last year’s costume to complete the rest of the body.
Not that you’re itching to make a rollie pollie stuffed animal anytime soon, but just in case, I’ve got a full tutorial on my blog. Click here! I hope you like what I made with the mystery items! It was such a great way to push my creativity, and to get something useful done. Thanks so much to Vanessa and her beautiful blog, for having me participate in this really fun challenge!
Check back tomorrow to see what blogger #3 crafted up!
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