September 26th, 2011
A little friend of ours turned 3 last week. I had the damnest time coming up with something to make for him. He's got a super crafty mama, so that lucky boy is kitted out with capes and bags and awesome appliqued shirts. And all the other things you would make for little boys.
I figured the dress up box could always use a few more things, so I sewed up these felt masks. I started with a mask template I made from a paper plate and then went crazy with a bag of felt scraps. There was a lot of white, gray, and orange felt in the bag, so out came a cat, an elephant, and an owl.
I had the best time making the elephant. His ears are extra wonky and homemade, but I'm so in love with his pompom headpiece I don't care. It was sort of a last minute addition too. If I had thought of it earlier I would have dressed him up more!
Mostly I made up the patterns as I went along except I did steal the owl mask idea from Martha (she's got so many ideas, she won't notice). These were so fun to make and halloween is coming up so fast, I might have to make some more. I might even go crazy and write up a tutorial. But which one? Or should I make something else?