Ever have one of those weekends where you can’t seem to get what you need to accomplished? That was my weekend! Between baseball games, end of school year parties,Father’s Day and building a fish pond, getting a new softie out was delayed. But here he is, a really easy one that could be embellished in lots of different ways. I’d love to do some beading on one. How will you embellish your starfish?
Now, for the winner of the spread the word contest…(drum roll, please)…. SANDRA STRAIT, who spread the word by re-tweeting my post. Her twitter name is molossus1. Thanks for helping me spread the word! For being the contest winner you will receive a free sewing pattern of your choice and an extra special “Got Creativity?” mouse pad. Sandra, please email me with your mailing address and your choice of pattern through my website, www.thedragoncharmer.com.
Now for those directions:
1. Trace pattern pieces onto a piece of freezer paper and cut them out. With a warm iron, press the body piece onto the wrong side of your doubled fabric. Cut out.
2. Press the starfish face piece onto a different fabric. I used wool felt, but follow your own muse! Cut the face out and pin to the right side of one body piece. Top-stitch close to edge and toward points.
4.Embroider the face.
5. With right sides together, pin and stitch body pieces together, leaving the turning flap unstitched.
6.Clip curves and points, turn right side out.
7. Stuff as desired. Ladder stitch the opening closed.