Monday, 22 October 2012

Little Robin Red Vest

One of our favourite Christmas stories is a lovely picture book by Jan Fearnley called Little Robin Red Vest, and a few years ago I made a story sack about it and collected a few robins!

This inspired me to create a little robin decoration and pin badge for Pickle-Lily to make to give to her friends and sell at the Christmas fairs she comes to with me.

Cut two brown felt circles - whatever size you like, and a red felt circle. We used sparkly red felt on ours. Cut the red circle in half and sew it onto a brown circle across the diameter.

Then sew a yellow felt diamond shape on for a beak.
Add two eyes. This one used 4mm black beads - these are shiny but fiddly. P used two black brads - very easy.
We pinned a loop of ribbon and cut two sail like shapes from the brown felt for wings.
Finally the robin was sewn together with a little stuffing inside, the stitches holding the wings and ribbon in place. I used blanket stitch, P did simple running stitch.
For badges we left out the ribbon and sewed a brooch pin to the other brown circle before the robin was sewn together.
Little Robin Red Vests
I am very happy to be able link in with Wendy and Handmade Monday this week and am looking forward to visiting all the other blogs on there. It will be like visiting old friends.

12 comments:

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

The robins are lovely and would also make great brooches/pins. Hope you have a good week.

Wendy said...

How cute and adorable are they!? The remind me of baby chicks with their wide open beaks!! So sweet and a group of them would make perfect tree decorations.

tickledpinkcrafts said...

They are gorgeous - I'll bet she loves selling them!

Jam Dalory said...

How sweet are these! I'm going to have to try making some of these now, I love them! x

Ginx Craft said...

I like your little robins, but have just spotted your owls below. Fab.

CatkinJane said...

They are sooo cute!

knitnrun4sanity said...

I love that story too. Your robins look really cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

Sarah - The Lilac Dragonfly said...

Awwww lovely robins.... Am not a sewer....errr that's not right..I am not a person who sews but I might just have a go at the little robin red vests...
Have a good week xx

Little Harriet said...

Awww! They are just so cute!

Ali said...

Your robins are really cute and your turorial is great. Thanks for sharing.
Ali x

Wendy said...

these are so sweet!

Handbags by Helen said...

Very cool robbins