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Friday, September 13, 2013

"I Did It!" Pinterest Edition

It's no secret, I love Pinterest. However, I feel like I spend way too much time simply browsing through everything. See I have this sickness, I find and pin thousands of awesome projects, and then I never complete them. Or even worse, I pin a project, buy all the supplies I need for it, then never finish the project. Can you say Pinterest fail?

When we were packing for our move I was going through my crafting and sewing supplies and realized just how many unfinished projects I had laying around. It was then and there that I promised myself I would start to actually finish said projects once we settled in our new place!

And thus my series "I Did It!" Pinterest Edition was born!

For my first project I am going to share a cute little sewing project I found a while ago. It is an ADORABLE little fox stuffed animal! Here is the original pin:

This project is a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I always get intimidated with new projects, and this was certainly out of my sewing comfort zone! My seam ripper was close by at all times, as were my printed instructions. Make fun of me all you want, but I like things to be perfect. Especially when this little guy is a present for someone ;)

Here are some pictures from the creative process :)

I always have my helper nearby!

Snuggling the little fox.

I still need to put eyes and a nose on the little guy. I think I am going to use felt but I haven't decided! After I sewed the fox and stuffed him I decided he was too small. I also decided that I wanted the bottom to be flat so he could sit on a shelf (I don't know when I decided the fox was a he, but it is). So I am currently working on enlarging the pattern and tweaking it a bit to better suite my fox stuffed animal needs! When I have modified the pattern I will post a tutorial for you all! 

The Upstairs Crafter
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If you would like to participate and share your Pinterest creations please do so! For now please grab the code and link up below! I would eventually like to make this a weekly linky party, so participation would be amaze-balls! :) If you have any suggestions about making this a linky party (perhaps hosting it every other week instead?) I would LOVE to hear read them! Just leave your ideas in the comments below. Or if you have any advise to offer about hosting your own linky party that would be appreciated as well! Thanks everyone!


  1. Ummmmm Jessica!!! I don't know who this little bite of adorableness could be for but... SO CUTE!!!!!!! Seriously! You nailed it! I see why you were intimidated, he looks complicated! But so so soooo cute! I love it!Just saying ; ) Love you lady!

  2. Maybe a certain, special, baby boy ;) Love you too!! <3