Monday, December 26, 2011

The Signs of the Holidays (Video)

The Signs of the Holidays
Time Duration: 28 seconds
Music: Piano, Guitar, Strangs, Tamborines, and Muffins (Garageband music by CB. Rights protected)

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This is a non-religious video that shows some of the signs that the holidays are here. Like nutcrackers and golden bells, and mistletoe. Please enjoy!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Coming Soon: Solar Penguin Dance Party

This one won't live up to your expectations. I just did this one for fun. Coming soon, there will be a dance party video that will ROCK YOUR OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD'S SOCKS OFF! Woot!

Look for it soon on the one and only ART DRAWER!

Random + Writing,
CB

The Art Drawer Logo Contest 2 - Entry 1

moonembrace -

Thank you very much! Your logo is under consideration, and it looks to be very promising!

Love,
The Art Drawer

Rain and Thunder (Artistic Video)

Rain and Thunder is Our Plunder
Time Duration: 1:01 minutes
Music: Rain and thunder is Our Plunder Soundtrack (Garageband Music by CB. Rights Protected.)

video
This is a video. An actual video that really complements my vision. It worked out just as I had hoped it would, which is unusual for my videos. This is the first one I am really happy with (though I quite enjoyed my editing technique on my One Man Show). I hope you enjoy.

I had this vision of a rainy day, and music, and all of the artistic perspectives, so I composed some music on Garageband. I mapped out these points in the music where it didn't fit right, and I marked it, calling it a "Crow." I divided each Crow Section and wrote in a shot sequence for each shot on a Legal Pad (Legal Pads are very good for video notebooks). I then either found the shots in iPhoto (our photo-holding application on our Mac), or went out and shot them right then and there. This video is the final outcome of my artistic vision, and I do hope you enjoyed. Please give me feedback, whether good, or bad. I am currently studying videography, and I would like to know what I could do better.

Steps and hints to getting better at guitar: Beginners

1.) Make sure that you learn how to change from chord to chord.
2.) Learn new chords.
3.) After learning the easy chords start learning some harder ones.
4.) Learn the B Major chord.
5.) Learn the F Major chord.
6.) Learn easy songs.
7.) Learn a moderately-difficult song.
8.) Learn a hard song.
9.) Learn how to tune your guitar using the fret-method flawlessly. (How to video will be posted soon)
10.) Learn how to tune your guitar by ear, flawlessly.
11.) Play a friend or family member a song. This will boost your confidence and help you to avoid stage fright.
12.) Perfect the C G and D chord. These are the most frequently used chords.
13.) Practice for about an hour a day (or more!)
14.) Time. You need to make sure you have plenty of time to practice the guitar.
15.) Learn theme songs to a few favorite shows!
16.) Try to learn 1 song or more every 2 weeks. Not required but a good idea!!
17.) Warm up before playing.
18.) Don’t stop for mistakes. You can’t be perfect and the more you don’t stop to fix a mistake the more it will appeal to people and yourself that perfection isn’t what playing the guitar is for but for fun.
19.) Try learning how to read music rather then tab!!!
20.) Learn how to hold a guitar properly.
21.) Use finger exercises. As weird as it may sound it REALLY helps with flexability, and can help you move your fingers around easier. Here is a video link to teach you a few you can do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tId48-kp3j8
22.) Learn to not put your thumb over the guitar neck. Do: Don’t:
23.) Did a string break? No problem! They don’t cost a lot of money to fix. Just take it to a music store and you will pay about $5 to $10 to replace it.
24.) When do I change my guitar strings? When they break. When they start to change color. Or when they just wont tune properly. People who practice and play more tend to need to buy strings more frequently.
25.) Make sure you know the names of each string. The thickest string (E) is the bottom string. Not the top. Start memorizing the strings from bottom to top. Eddy Ate Dynomite Good Bye Eddy, is a good what to remember the strings names. top→EADGBE←bottom.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy holidays!

A temporary background resembling the fun we all have and enjoy with our friends and familys, and welcoming the new seasons, and the new year! Happy holidays everyone! We hope you all have an amazing holiday this year, and a great New Year!

Love,

The Art Drawer
Looks like there is gonna be a new competition!! Okay so we understand, like no one likes the Art Drawer logo... So in that case... Its time to hold a new competition! To view more details try checking out the New Events page!

Love,
The Art Drawer

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Art Drawer YouTube!

The Art Drawer also has a YOUTUBE PAGE! You can get to it here: http://www.youtube.com/user/CBArtDrawerRK?feature=mhee

Thanks, everyone! Also, a better quality commercial will soon be available there, too.

Thank you for your support!

Love,
The Art Drawer

The Art Drawer Commercial

The Art Drawer now has a commercial! No, this will not be going on TV, but you can link to it at this page, or our YouTube page! Thank you very much for supporting the Art Drawer, and continuing to read us even though the Art Drawer is going through so many changes. Thank you, everyone!


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Link to our YouTube video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsf_uRQhl0I&feature=youtu.be

Than you for all your support!

Love,
The Art Drawer

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Logo Opinion Poll

Thank you very much to our visitors who have voted. I think some of them may be the Art Drawer's personal friends, like moonembrace, or maybe they are all from our friends across the globe!

The results are in. Here are the standings:

Yes - Very much  0
Yes - Yes             0
Yes - Okay           0
Neutral                 0
No - Not really     1
No - No                5
No - I hate it         0

Wow... There is an overwhelming sense of NO there... Hmm... Well, we will crunch the numbers and see if the logo is affecting us any... If so, BYE BYE, BOW TIE! If not, DEAL WITH IT, YOU NINNIES! Hahaha! :D Thanks, everyone, for participating in our poll.

Random + Writing,
CB

Holiday Poll

Do you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or anything else during the holidays? Are you looking forward to the holiday time of the year, no matter what you celebrate? Go ahead and scroll... Keep scrolling... And... There! In the left hand side! See it? Under the calendar. Yeah, that. Click one of the choices and SUBMIT! You have 5 days left!

Monday, December 19, 2011

New Logo Poll

Please submit your opinion about the new logo in the poll to the immediate right of this post. Thanks! It will help us LOTS! :D The logo IS for your enjoyment, anyway.

Random + Writing,
CB

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sixth Grade Christmas

In my class, the 6 people in our grade have decorated the pod for Christmas (the pod it the in between room between classrooms. Sometimes called the office, too). We have Christmas lights around the whiteboard, tinsel streamers around the door, bells, stockings, Christmas trees, and ornaments. But the most fun of all is the Secret Santa! We are getting gifts for each other. I got a present already. Also, since one of the kids in my class might not be here on Friday (our Opening Day), he showed his to his recipient today, but the recipient can't have it till tomorrow. Mine is already wrapped. In the morning, I need you to email me, reminding me to bring the Secret Santa gift (itsbumpybackhere@gmail.com). The funny thing is, we haven't told our teacher, and we didn't have permission to decorate, but she saw it and didn't object... I wonder how she will react on Friday when we give and receive? O.O Laul!*

Random + Writing + Christmas,
CB

P.S. Sorry if you don't celebrate Christmas! That is perfectly fine! No reason it wouldn't be! If you don't celebrate Christmas, in the comments, tell us a little bit about what you do during the holidays, or what you celebrate instead. We would love to learn about your culture! :D

*Instead of thinking L-O-L, I actually think 'laul,' as in 'Paul.' I also think 'burb' instead of 'B-R-B.' Haha!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

How to Make Asparagus Out of Felt - by http://whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

I had glanced at this to see a pattern and a few pointers, and I did the rest on my own. This is different than I had done it, but I believe this seamstress to have a bit more experience, especially since she has a blog all about making fake food (and those radishes at the top look really good!!)

Here si the link to the page with the asparagus: http://whilewearingheels.blogspot.com/2011/09/i-heart-fake-food-felt-asparagus.html

Here is the tutorial by WhileWearingHeels.blogspot.com:

I heart fake food: Felt Asparagus


This pattern can be completed without using a sewing machine.

Supplies needed:
Dark Green Felt
Dark Green Thread
Fiberfill
Needle
Scissors
Optional: Red Ribbon or Thread

Using this pattern, which can also be found here.


Cut out all the pieces of your asparagus.


Fold the body of the asparagus in half, length-wise, overlapping the sides about a 1/4 of an inch. Hand sew it closed, running the length of the asparagus.


Continue to sew the length of the asparagus closed.


Stop sewing when you get about a 1/2 inch from the top of the asparagus.


Remove your needle and thread from the top of your asparagus and sew the bottom of the asparagus closed.


Fill the body of the asparagus with fiberfill. Do not fill past the 1/2 inch unsewn opening on the top.


Cut the top of the asparagus, the 1/2 inch you left open, giving the top the appearance of having a layer of leaves.


Taking one section of the top leaves...


Roll it up.


Do a few stitches at the bottom of the rolled up leaves. This will help maintain the shape you just created by rolling the leaves.


Add the next layer of leaves. Begin to roll the other layer, arranging it so this layer of leaves is slightly lower than the first layer of leaves.


Again, add a few stitches so that both layers of leaves are now sewn together.


Insert the 2 layers of leaves, you just sewed together, into the top of the asparagus.


Sew the top of the asparagus closed. Start sewing, at the base of the leaves you cut from the body of the asparagus, making sure you are also going through the additional layers, attaching them as well.



Set the individual leaves on the body of your asparagus to determine placement.


You can either sew the leaves onto the body of the asparagus or you can glue them on. I attached mine by sewing.


And there you have it...


Asparagus is purchased in a bundle so you might want to make a few more. I like to bundle mine together with red ribbon.

Sew a Strawberry Out of Felt

MATERIALS

  • Three small red felt triangles
  • A green star-like shape, sort of like a sea-star with thin legs
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Stuffing
HOW-TO
**Note: Do not cinch it at the top until it says, even though it might seem strange.
  1. Place two of the triangles on top of each other and sew starting from the point. End at the corner of the bottom and tie off.
  2. Place the corner of the bottom of the third triangle on the needle and sew one side of the third triangle to the triangle closest to the corner you started at.
  3. Sew a little bit of the side that is loose, and turn it inside out.
  4. Stuf it really hard. The stuffing might spill out the top, but that is okay. Just be sure that the strawberry can fit the stuffing.
  5. Rethread the needle (or just make a new knot) and begin (at the flat part where the opening is) so that the knot is on the INSIDE of the berry. Cinch it closed, really tight, and it will look about the shape of a strawberry. Tie off once you have made a surgical knot (instead of going through the loop once, you go through twice).
  6. Make a new knot and string it through the middle of the green star. Place it on the strawberry so that the knot is not seen. Sew it to the berry, using only the center of the star.
  7. Make any minor adjustments.
Voila!

Strawberry! (the Art Drawer does not own this picture) Results
of these instructions may vary from the picture shown above.


Random + Writing,
CB

Birthday!

Happy birthday to me!


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CB

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Art Drawer Logo: Conclusion

The votes are in! The new logo for the Art Drawer IS.....



Da, dada DAA!! The new Art Drawer logo is the bow-tie, drawn by Yours Truly! Thank you for your submissions, which were all very beautiful! Wonderful job everyone, and thank you for participating in one of the most important events in all of Art Drawer History!

Random + Writing, for RK,
CB

Sew Your Own Cut-Open Avocado!

MATERIALS

  • Dark green felt
  • Light LIGHT green felt
  • Bright brown felt (pit. This means that this color shouldn't be very dark, or too light. More bright beige than anything)
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Stuffing
HOW-TO
Set up -
  1. Cut out an avocado-shaped shape out of the light green felt.
  2. Place it on the sheet of dark green. With a good, black pen, trace around the light green, but a bit larger than the shape. MAKE SURE YOU TRACE FARTHER AWAY FROM THE LIGHT GREEN SHAOE TOWARDS THE BOTTOM (THE FAT PART)
  3. Cut out the shape you have marked with the pen.
Skin -
  1. Fold the dark green over. Slide long scissors into the crease, and cut it in half, more or less.
  2. Trim off a tiny bit from the straight side, curving a bit of the top, and a bit of the bottom.
  3. Place them on top of each other, and sew the straight(-ish) edges together.
  4. Flip it 'inside-out.' This means the seam is not sticking out from it and it is not flat; the seam is more on the inside and the rest is curving around it.
Inside -
  1. Place the light green shape even with the top of the dark green. Sew them together, shifting them so that the edges of the dark green are sewn to the edges of the light green, even though they are of different sizes. DO NOT SEW IT ALL THE WAY!!! Stop about 2 - 3 inches from finishing, but don't tie-off yet.
  2. Don't turn it inside out, this time. Leave the stitch on the outside, not doubled over on the inside. Stuff it (NOT TOO MUCH!!!) and finish sewing it up.
Pit -
  1. Cut a circle out of brown felt. Hold it up to the light green of the inside of the avocado. If it looks about the right size, put it back on the sheet of felt and cut a circle about 7/16 of an inch larger (not in square inches; in size going away from the center)
  2. (See step 4 before starting step 2) Line up the small circle with the larger circle's top and sew them together, shifting it around, just like the avocado itself. DON'T SEW IT ALL THE WAY UP!!! Stop about 1 inch from finishing, but don't tie-off, yet.
  3. Stuff it really big. The smaller circle should stay rather flat.
  4. The larger circle will be too large to sew onto the smaller one, because its circumference (distance around it) is so large. Double it over a tiny bit in a few places once you have stuffed it so that it looks better. (FROM STEP TWO: READ STARTING HERE) If you wish, you can do the pit similar to how you have done the avocado (cutting the larger into two pieces and rounding, then sewing it together so that its circumference is closer to the smallest).
  5. Place it towards the bottom of the light green of the avocado (the small circle should be touching the avocado). (This might be kind of hard...) Sew the pit to the avocado using the seams you made when making the pit. Try and have it centered, so that it is not closer to one side than the other. Tie off when finished.
  6. Make any finishing touches, like snipping off strings, cleaning p messy stitches, etc., etc., etc.
Voila!!

Avocado! These show the color of the skin, a pretty good version of the color of the inside, and the placement of the pit. (As you can see from the lower right corner of the photo, the Art Drawer does not own this picture)


Random + Writing,
CB

2000!!!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, ART DRAWER! We have shared our art for the 2000th time! We have finally reached 2000 views. Thank you to all of our friends, close and far!!!

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CB

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sew Your Very Own APPLE!

MATERIALS

  • Three long-ish ovals of red felt
  • A reasonably sized square of green felt (leaf (x 2))
  • A brown rectangle (stem)
  • Stuffing
  • Sewing needles
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Thread
HOW-TO
  1. Starting at the top, sew together two of the red ovals, ending at the bottom. Tie a knot, but if you have enough thread left, don't cut it off. If you need to rethread, now is the time to do it.
  2. Sew the last piece on to one side of the two already attached ovals. 
  3. Now, since you have reached the top, sew downward, partly attaching the last bit that is open. Leave about two to three inches open, and turn the whole thing inside-out, so the seams are on the inside.
  4. Stuff stuff stuff! When there is no room left, continue to stuff stuff stuff!
  5. Sew up the side, and cinch it at the bottom. 
  6. Roll the brown rectangle up once, just so one of the sides is hidden inside. Sew it along the side of the outside, and the layer underneath. Finally, attach it to the top of the apple. 
  7. Cut out two leaf shapes of the same size and shape and sew them together. Then sew that leaf to the base of the stem. Make any necessary stitches to make it stay in the position you want
  8. Make any minor adjustments.
Voila!

Apple! (The Art Drawer does not own this picture)


Random + Writing,
CB

How to Make a Cut-Kiwi Out of Felt

MATERIALS

  • A green circle measuring 6 15/16 in.
  • A brown rectangle measuring 9 2/16 x 2 3/8 in. (use the pen/marker to mark where to cut)
  • brown scrap felt (for seeds)
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Stuffing
  • Sewing needles
  • A pen or marker
HOW-TO
Inside -
  1. Cut many small slivers, and sew them all onto the green circle. Sew two stitches per sliver. These are the seeds.
Skin -
  1. With the brown rectangle, cut four rounded triangles (this means the bottom of the triangles are flat, but the sides going up to the point are rather round). Make sure that they reach all the way around the green circle.
  2. Sew two together, then add the next one onto one side of the two that are attached. 
  3. Sew the fourth one onto on side of the three that are attached, leaving one side open. 
  4. Sew the top corner of the fourth one to the rest, then the very bottom corner.
All -
  1. With the seams still showing, put the green circle on the bottom of the four brown triangles (the stitches behind should be showing. In other words, the green circle is backwards right now) and sew it on. It might be a bit to large to fit right on the circle. Just fold it over a TINY but in a couple places. It should do fine. Right now, it should look not very rounded, and there should be a flap hanging open.
  2. Flip it inside out and stuff it. Be sure not to stuff it too much, or else it just looks round and fat, and weird and really un-kiwi-ish. Really.
  3. Make any adjustments.
Tada!

Kiwi! This is sort of what it will turn out like, just a bit more puffy where it is cut.
(The Art Drawer does not own this picture)


Clarifications, comments, concerns, observations, or tips for others? Leave me a comment below!!

Random + Writing,
CB

Sew an Eggplant Out of Felt

I am allergic to eggplant, but a felt one can't hurt!

MATERIALS

  • Dark purple kidney bean-shaped felt
  • Light green/dark green felt
  • Scissors
  • STUFFING STUFFING STUFFING!!
HOW-TO
  1. Starting at the top (the skinny part), sew one side of two of the ovals together, ending at the bottom (the fat part).
  2. Sew the third oval to one side of the eggplant, this time starting at the bottom. Sew up to the top (where you started sewing at the beginning.
  3. Sew a little bit on the side that is unattached to the other sides. Flip the entire thing inside-out, so the seams are pretty much hidden.
  4. Stuff a little, then sew some more. Stuff, sew, stuff, sew. Continue this until it is full of stuffing. Then close the opening.
  1. Cut three small green shapes, kind of looking like Justin Bieber's hair. (lol) Place them on the top part of the eggplant (the skinny part). Sew them on. If any parts need any extra securing, go ahead and sew them on. If you want, you can just sew all the edges on. Whichever you think looks best!
If you want you, you can add a stem make of rolled-up green felt and just sew it onto the middle of the green part.

Make any finishing touches, and voila! Perfecto!

Random + Writing,
CB

Thursday, December 8, 2011

How to Sew a Corn Cob

Do you like or hate corn? You can't just tolerate it. You either love or hate it. So how do you feel?

Hate          Love (circle one)

Well, whichever you would have circled, I guarantee you that you will LOVE this corn cob!!

MATERIALS


  • Three yellow pointy ovals (3 in x 2 1/2 in)
  • Two green pointy ovals (5 in x 2 1/2 in)
  • Thread
  • Sewing Needles
  • A dark Sharpie™marker or other permanent marker
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing


HOW-TO

Cob -

  1. Pin together and sew TWO of the ovals together on ONLY ONE side, but DON'T TIE OFF WHEN YOU GET TO THE BOTTOM!!!!!!!!!
  2. Pin the third oval to either ONE of the already used ovals. Sew the thread across the tip and sew the new oval to one side of either one of the already used ovals. Tie a knot, and if you have a bit left, you can continue as far as you can up the side. You probably will have to make a new threaded needle, though.
  3. When you sew a bit, put in some stuffing. Continue sewing and add a little as you sew each inch more. Finally, you will get to the very top!
Now you have finished the cob. Time to start the husk!

Husk -
  1. Sew about 3 in. of the ovals together. 
  2. Once you have done this, be sure that the ovals are together, not flipped around so that to side you have sewn is flipped around. Sew the seam of the husk to a seam on the corn cob, lining it up so that the bottom of the husk reaches the bottom of the cob. 
  3. Now it should look like the corn has a dorsal fin like a fish. Flip the husk technically 'inside-out.' Now the husk should be slightly wrapping around the corn, not coming straight off the back.
  4. Rethread your needle if you don't have a lot left. Stretch (not STRETCH stretch) the husk around to the front-ish side of the cob. Sew the husk to the cob. Sew exactly 2 in. from the bottom on both sides.
  5. Look at your cob. If the husk looks strange up above the cob, then cut it down to 4 in. and snip off some of the curve on the 'inside' of the husk until you are happy with it.
Cob Retouches (OPTIONAL) -
  1. With the marker, draw a grid on the cob to look like the kernels.
DONE!!

Corn cob! This is pretty much what you will be making!
THIS PICTURE NOT PROPERTY OF  THE ART DRAWER!!
WE TAKE NO CLAIM ON THIS PHOTO, AND TAKE NO CREDIT WHATSOEVER. 

French Braid Your Hair

Well,as you probably know, it is pretty hard to do on yourself, but not impossible, because I just did it while my hair was wet. I tried to a couple days ago, and my hair was dry, and it was IMPOSSIBLE. But, since my hair was wet, the strands didn't get tangled with the loose hair.

Here is how you do it.

**NOTE: If you are a lefty, you will do this the opposite of the directions (left or right). Because I am a righty, I will do this the right-handed way.

MATERIALS


  • Long, wet hair
  • A hair band (either size depending on how much hair you are dealing with.
INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Brush your hair so that you are sure there are no tangles.
  2. (Sort of) OPTIONAL: If dealing with short bangs, just brush straight back. If this is not the way you wish to appear, just separate the bangs, an brush straight back BEHIND them.
  3. Run your thumbs along the upper corners of your head, gathering hair all the way until your thumbs meet. Brush away any hair that got collected from UNDER your thumbs. This is considered loose hair.
  4. Separate the hair you are holding into three even strands.
  5. Braid, but stop before it stars to become its own braid and come off the head.
  6. Take a strand of hair from about two inches under the first place you got hair from. (Gather all the hair within two inches)
  7. Bring the hair you are holding and put it in the same strand as the strand you are about to cross over to the middle, as you would in a regular braid.
  8. Now do the same thing as steps 6 and 7, except from the left side.
  9. Continue this until you have gathered almost all of the hair. If there is hair hanging in the exact middle of the nape of the neck, you don't have to divide it in two. Just gather all of that and add it to the other strand. 
  10. If you would like, continue braiding (a regular braid) all the way down until you run out of hair. If you don't want to do that, just tie it off with your hair band wherever you want!
Knowing how to French Braid is an important skill in creative hairstyling. You should practice on yourself and your friends and family! Because, as you already know, perfect practice makes best!

If you need any clarifications, I DON'T CARE! GO HANDLE IT YOURSELF!! Haha! Just kidding! If you need any clarifications, just drop me a comment below. Don't email me, because others might have the same question, and I bet they would like to get the answer at the same time. :)

Good luck!

Random + Writing + HAIR,
CB

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Banana Plush *UPDATE*

Mine turned out kinds strange... I would like to add that on the last step of making the cream banana part, you need to sew closed the bottom. The author forgot to add that. Also, you don't need to have cotton in the bottom of the peal.

Anyway, ti turned our really cute! I didn't do the face, but it is still pretty cool. I was searching online, seeing where I could buy a plush banana, cause I'm just that awesome, and then I found these directions! I just love that website it is on. Really helpful for arts and crafts. Once again, the site is www.cutoutandkeep.net. Have fun crafting!!!


:)

Random + Writing,
CB

Monday, December 5, 2011

How to thread and tie off, when using a needle and thread: Made simple!

You will need:
Hands
Something to Sew
Thread
Needle

video

Email me at lolimbluer@gmail.com if you need any calrifications or don't understand something, or simply leave a comment.

Keep it Nurby! ~RK
Keep it Nurby! ~RK

How to make felt sushi

Materials:
White felt
Light Pink Felt
Dark Pink Felt
Light Green Felt
Black or Dark Green Felt
White or light colored thread
Pink thread
Scissors
Yarn (Optional: You could use thread for a substitute.)
Stuffing or cotton balls

Instead of using felt, You could defiantly use a different type of fabric.

video

If you would like any clarifications just email me at lolimbluer@gmail.com or leave a comment in the comment section below. I really hope you had found this tutorial fun, or entertaining!

Until next time!

Keep it Nurby! ~RK



CB ADDS:

Sushi!! (This photo is NOT property of the Art Drawer, and we take no
credit for this photo, nor the site on which it resides. Sorry for using it,
but the SUSHI WAITS FOR NO ONE!

This is honestly Just REALLY sad

Okay.. Really? REALLY?!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Make a Cute Banana Plushie - from CutOutAndKeep.net

Check this site out! It has lots of fun sewing directions and tutorials! The link to the over all site is: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/

Here are the instructions by CutOutAndKeep.net/


Instructions 
  1. 1
    Step 1
    Cut out all the peices (3 pointy yellow, 3 ovals cream) Also (optional) cute a pink mouth, brown trianges for the stem, and black eyes.
  2. 2
    Step 2
    On one peice of cream, Sew pink mouth peice on (or embroider it) And sew or embroider the eyes. Some face ideas are :D >.< :o XP To sew round eyes, make an X on the area that you are making the eye, then sew in between it to make a sort of circle and fill it in.
  3. 3
    Step 3
    Take 2 peices of the cream felt ovals and turn the good side in towards eachother. Pin them together and start sewing from the top with white embroidery floss. Sew down the side until you are about 1 1/2 to 2 inches from the bottom. Stop and tie it off.
  4. 4
    Step 4
    This part is hard to explain, so look at the picture. Pin the 3rd ovals edge to another ovals edge. Sew from the top to about 1 1/2 to 2 inches from the bottom, same as the last step. Tie it off.
  5. 5
    Step 5
    Now take the last two open edges and sew along them until your 1 1/2 to 2 inches from bottom, tie off.
  6. 6
    Step 6
    Turn the banana inside out. Cute, huh?
  7. 7
    Step 7
    Stuff it, then sew closed the bottom. Befor you totally sew it closed, put more stuffing in the bottom. Set it the finished banana aside.
  8. 8
    Step 8
    OPTIONAL: Sew the brown triangles to the tips of the yellow (stem) with brown thread.
  9. 9
    Step 9
    Make a mark with a marker at the half way mark of each yellow peice. Then sew similarily to the banana, but just up to the mark. Sew it with the good sides facing eachother
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    Step 10
    Turn the peel inside out.
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    Step 11
    Turn the peel the right way. Put some cotton in the bottom of it, then squish the banana in. Ta da! =)