Craft & Tell ~ April 26

I’ve been crafting away … again. I figured out how to make the fabric boxes firm by combining two tutorials. I still have 3 more boxes to go so when they are complete I’ll reveal them all at once.

Remember the car race track I did for my kids? Here’s the tutorial for it. Well, I decided to complete the applique fire truck, police car, ambulance and pond. I went onto the computer for some graphics and printed them out.

I then got out my handy dandy scissors and cut out the shapes in felt that I had to make it match the design of the clip art. I then hot glued the felt embellishments to the base. I think I’ll stitch it with a blanket stitch (when I learn how to do it) to secure it further, but for now I’m thrilled with how they look.Oh, and I realize the ambulance is purple but I didn’t have enough white. I think the big red cross makes it look like an ambulance though.

I also completed a body pillow cover for our room. It was a cranberry colour but our room is now blue paint and has navy curtains so I wanted to coordinate it. There is blue and gold in the comforter so this pulls it out (although the photo isn’t bringing out the blue). This was a semi-quilt attempt to see if I liked it and guess what?! My next project is going to be a queen sized quilt for little Travis’s big boy bed that he has started to sleep in. What am I in for?? I’m actually really looking forward to it.

I’ll be linking up this week with my friends …

Sunday Showcase Party @ Under The Table and Dreaming 
Monday ~Metamorphasis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Make It for Monday @ Cottage Instincts
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
I Made the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Made It on Monday @ The Persimmon Perch
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Craftastic Monday @ Sew Can Do
Mosaic Monday @ The Little Red House
Made By You Monday @ Skip to My Lou
Tuesday ~ Do It Yourself Day @ A Soft Place to Land
Toot Your Horn Tuesday @ A Silly Little Sparrow
Get Your Craft On @ Today’s Creative Blog
Anything Related @ All Thingz Related
Timeless Tuesday @ Paula Grace Designs   
Wednesday ~ White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
REDnesday @ It’s a Very Cherry World
Spotlight Yourself @ It’s So Very Cheri
Whatever Goes @ Someday Crafts
Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design
Wednesday Boardwalk Bragfest @ Bobbypins Boardwalk
We Did It @ Sew Much Ado
show and Share @ Just a Girl
Idea Sharin Wednesday @ Women Who Do It All
Thursday ~ Alphabe-Thursday @ Jenny Matlock
Friday ~ Sew & Tell Fridays @ AmyLouWho
Saturday ~Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound 
Get Inspired @ Sew Dang Cute
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots and Jello

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Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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  1. Love the appliques – They are super cute! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing at the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  2. What an outstanding clever idea. These are really cute…you are very talented!

    Thanks for sharing this creative little stop on our journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "O"!


  3. I agree, your felt firetrucks, ambulances and police cars came out really well. Love it!

    Cool about re-covering your body pillow.

  4. You have a lot of creativity going on at your place. Such cute felt designs. I think I like the duck pond the best. And your new pillow is lovely. (I like you header too… so fun.)

  5. Wow, you sure are linking to a lot of parties! I had a play mat when I was a little girl and I think a purple ambulance would have made it much better.

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