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I love the U.K. based magazine ‘Mollie Makes’.
Issue thirty-two was waiting for me on the shelf at Joann.

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The plant in the teacup? Little sewn petals of loveliness.
I love so many things about this publication and it’s one of my few magazine splurges.
I always look forward to discovering the latest issue.

This one has a very sweet kit attached. It has everything one needs to make two adorable fox pins.

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I happened to pick this up during a camping trip and was delighted to find everything I needed right there in that little pouch. I packed some craft items in the RV, but nothing like I would need for such a project.

Once I got “home” with the magazine, I opened the paper pouch and peeked inside.

Felt? Check.
Thread? Check.
Needle? Check.
No way would they include the pin backs- but oh, yes they did, so….
Pin backs? Check and check!

Would you believe I didn’t even read the magazine before I began cutting and stitching these cuties?

It’s true.

I found the pattern inside and began tracing.

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My supplies were so limited, but notepaper for tracing worked fine. As did tape for securing the pattern piece.

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I cut two at once.

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I sewed on the pin back.

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And began stitching.

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My stitches are terrible due to TWO puppies in my lap, no thimble and less than task lighting, but aren’t we supposed to rough it a little when we’re camping? This is as rough as I want!

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The directions were so easy to follow! I stitched the eyes and nose and voila! I have a fox in my camp!

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Here are my “helpers”.

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I made the second fox just like the first but I did have to trim the orange one a bit. You can see them here, on the right of the packet.

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I’ll be taking these two camp foxes home as a reminder of a very special find on this trip!
Thanks for stopping by! God bless!

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So I finally found my Betz White book and ohhhh my calorie free goodness… I made one of her cupcake pincushions.

This is from thrift store wool sweaters that I felted, cut and sewed… I still have a lot of the felt left. I put a little “something” on top… not quite a cherry… but I had plenty of orange so I used it to make a fruity something with green leaves. To my woe, I realized just as I was making the last few stitches that Betz uses a contrasting color for the outside of the cupcake. Drat. Oh well, it is my first attempt and I am now on to trying more scrumptious things from her wonderful book! It is eye candy at its best!

Do check out her site and her wonderful felted goodies… it will make you drool!

I plan to get some of those fancy-headed pins to accent it… will post more later!

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Ok, this designer has got to be the most talented sharing the cutest felted things I’ve seen in a long time!

I couldn’t get the whole page to show but this image of these precious felted cupcake pincushions (©2006-2008 Betz White Productions, LLC. all rights reserved) is from the homepage of www.betzwhite.com. If you love things like this as much as I do, check it out… she also has a second book that is coming out, (here’s the first one) and you can see them on her website or her Etsy page. She also has a blog and I’m now among her hugest fans! Check out Betz and let me know if you are just as smitten as me!

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