My true love gave to me:
3 Squirrels named Ben,
2 Gnomes wearing Gloves
an owl in a pine tree!
wool felt in red, blue, light brown, tan, pink, gold, cream
vintage sheet music for background
stamp letters to spell Nuts! on banner
perle cotton in black and blue
After printing outDownload Third_day_pattern and cutting pattern, cut shapes from felt.
Embroider eyes with french knots, x's on shirt and dotted lines for arms.
Use fabric glue to attach hands to arms and feet to legs, crown to head, head to neck, shirt to paints with smallest of overlapping margin (see photo).
Glue Ben to sheet music.
Curl wire at each end.
Stamp the word Nuts on banner pattern piece cut from margin of sheet music paper. Fold banner in half and add tiny amount of glue.
Glue on top end of wire at fold.
Apply dot of glue on Nuts banner back and glue to sheet music background, keeping bottom end of wire in squirrels hand.
Fold slight bit of hand over edge of bottom wire and glue down.
The wire can also be stitched with one or two stitches using matching thread.
Using the cream colored felt circles, fold one side up and one side down to create "ruffle" and then stitch with thread to gather all three together.
Sew down to make collar under chin through shirt. You might need to play with the ruffle to get it to look right.
Happy third day of Christmas and thanks for stopping by!
xo, calamity kim