The Last Minute Crafter!

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I wonder sometimes why I’m such a great last minute crafter.  Are you like this?  In the ninth hour and you suddenly think of something grand you’d like to make?

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I have a few gifts for my grand-girls that needed just a sweet little gift topper.  And wouldn’t you know while I was scrolling Instagram I saw these darling little candy cane animals?  There is a free pattern for these and you can find that by clicking here.  It will take you directly to the page where you can print the pattern.

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They are so easy and inexpensive to make.  I made 10 of them from 2 sheets of red felt, 1 sheet of white felt and a some googly eyes and candy canes!  (You can also make different animals as pictured in the pattern, but for the purpose of a fast make I made all red and white horses that I think actually look a little like a Reindeer!)

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The pattern is super easy to follow so there is no point in me giving you a tutorial.  But here are a few pictures that show how fast these are to make.  There are just six simple steps for each horse.

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A few tips:

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Tip #1:  

Put all the pieces together, carefully pin in place and sew assembly line!  It’s much faster!

 

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Tip #2:

Don’t sew the “mouth” or the “neck” closed (the candy cane goes through the mouth and out the neck)!  You’ll need to do a little starting and stopping and a little pivoting with your machine!

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Tip #3:

Be sure to fold the ears over before cutting his mane – you don’t want to chop those ears off!

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And in no time at all you’ll have a pile of horses!  Feed the candy canes through the opening in the horse’s mouth.

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Sweetest things ever!

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 I just love how darling they are attached with twine to the top of a gift.

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I think I might just keep some for myself!

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Happy Holidays to all my wonderful Farmgirl friends.  I want you to know that I appreciate your comments, emails, and love through the year!  I hope that 2019 brings you great joy.

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Until our gravel roads cross again… so long.

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Dori

Leave a comment 11 Comments

  1. Connie Hester says:

    Just adorable. My 16 Grands will LOVE these!! :)

  2. Marlene Capelle says:

    cute

  3. Pat says:

    You have a Merry Christmas. This picture sure don’t look like farm life LOL.

  4. Carol says:

    How cute! Considering that we own horses and I love zebras, these are perfect for our little farmgirl’s gifts. I don’t know that I will get made this year, but will certainly remember for next year.

  5. Marilyn says:

    They are adorable. Your granddaughters will love and cherish them. Wishing you and your family a Blessed Christmas and a Happy,Healthy and Peaceful 2019.
    Marilyn and Family

  6. Sandi King says:

    Merry Christmas Dori and family. Great picture, btw. Love crafts. And have a really great 2019.

  7. Great idea! So cute. These will fit right in on the ranch here in Wyo!
    Merry Christmas

  8. maureen bruner says:

    Just want you to know, I consider you my sister from another mother, kindred spirits are we! Merriest of Holidays tomyou and yours.

  9. Once again, you nailed it! Thanks, Dori.

  10. Vivian Monroe says:

    Merry Blessed Christmas to you and yours. :)

  11. Becky says:

    Your reindeer are so cute! Love the variations.
    Happy crafting in 2019!

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