Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Girls

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To make this, I used a thin canvas (not a stretch canvas).  I am sure you could use either.  I painted the background with acrylic paint.  I cut the tree and girl out of felt.  I layed it on the canvas and designed it as I went. I used my sewing machine to do some stitching on the tree trunk and her dress.  I hand stitched her face.  I glued it on with Fabri-Tac glue (LOVE this glue.  I use it ALL the time.  I may retire my glue gun.)  I cut leaves from felt and also from some shimmery ribbon I bought at the home decor store (I use it to decorate for parties, on my Christmas tree, and on my railing at Christmas)  I used the Fabri-Tac to glue on all the leaves.  After the felt was all glued on, I used a needle and thread to make the rope for the swing.  I glued buttons on the tree and green grass.  I used rub on letters for the saying.

You could use whatever you have in your craft stash.  Be creative!