Sew Crafty Friday-Scarecrow

 

Sew Crafty
Shereen at Waiting for Him hosts Sew Crafty Friday. I thought I’d join and share one of my favorite pastimes and some of the projects I have created.

I love to craft and always have.  As I previously mentioned in one of my tags, I do all kinds of crafts.  I usually give everything I make away as gifts.  For many years, Christmas at my house was more like Santa’s workshop.  I would make a list of all those we would be giving gifts to, and plow through all the patterns and ideas I had collected, choosing just the right projects for that year. I would begin work in the summer and would probably be still working on something right up to Christmas day. The other members of my family would often pitch in when they could.  It gave me such satisfaction to give a gift that I put my heart into.  Over the past few years, as my time has been whittled away with other activities, there have been less and smaller homemade gifts going out.  I always make something for my children, no matter what.  Last year, I bought these huge travel bags and sewed all the patches they had from Scouting and other things onto them almost covering the bags completely with them.  This year, I have a few things in mind and one in progress, but I won’t be able to share them until after the holidays. (My family actually reads my blog), so I thought I might share some pictures of projects from the past until then.

I made this guy about 10 years ago.  It is a pattern from Family Circle magazine.  I used an old pair of blue jeans and the shirt is made from an old pair of maternity pants.  I even cut out the “Welcome” sign myself.  He adorns our front door every fall.  If you are interested in making one of these for yourself, you will need the 9/19/95 issue of Family Circle Magazine.

Scarecrow
 Here is a close up of his face.

scarecrow face
 

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7 Responses to Sew Crafty Friday-Scarecrow

  1. 4sweetums says:

    I love to give homemade things. I mostly bake and cook though. I love the scarecrow. He is so cute. You have a great talent.

    Blessings,

    4sweetums

  2. ReviewsbyHeidi says:

    You did a fantastic job! I love crafting, but just don't have (or make) the time like I should. Homemade gifts are best!

    Heidi

  3. lahbluebonnet says:

    Well, it's time to put my Schroeder abilities into this Sewing group! BTW, I tried putting Schroeder up but the picture wouldn't take. I just had boxes with x's in them. Sigh. Then my teapot became gargantuan one afternoon all by itself and only a portion of the picture showed. Because of all your help I was able to quickly tweak that. That will do for now until I have time to really play with other options. I finally put the break line tip into use and added a few things. So I'm off to figure out how to become part of the Sewing group and get that up! Thanks for all the previous help and for finding this! My kids are driving me wild since they are ready for the photo op for this new sewing group!

    Blessings,

    Laurie

  4. Anonymous says:

    What a generous person you are and what a cute scarecrow. The detail is great!!! You can't beat a handmade gift because of the love that goes into it!

    Debbie J. (Homemaking Dreams)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Mom2fur of Sortafrugal.blogspot.com here. He's adorable! I love his goofy little smile. I wonder if you went to the magazine's website and did a search, that they might have the original pattern?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi, again! I answered you over on my blog because I couldn't remember where I saw yours, LOL! Well, here you are. Thanks for the offer of the pattern, but I'll pass. We'll be moving from an 11-room house to a cottage in less than three years and I'm over run with holiday things. I'll have to get rid of a lot of them, so I better not bring in anything new!

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