Sunday, October 16, 2011

Custom Nap Mats

I recently got an order to make two nap mats. She had seen my blog and wanted the zebra and owl.

The zebra was easy. I can find that fabric anywhere. The owl, however, was not. The original owl nap mat was made from scraps. That is why it has the owl applique, to make it more appealing. I went to Hobby Lobby to find the fabric, but they were out, of course. So I looked at Hancock's Fabrics to find owl fabric. This is the final result.

I used the pink owl in the design to make the large owl on the blanket. I drew the owl parts onto stitch witchery and then ironed them on fabric scraps (NEVER THROW ANYTHING AWAY!). Then I ironed the owl onto the blanket and zig-zagged around the whole thing.

 I think it turned out cute. I hope the client agrees.

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  1. What a gorgeous nap mat! Love the big pink owl -and I'm sure your client will too! Great job!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. She is going to love these. Too darn cute. I wish I had a little napper to buy for. Thanks for linking up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  3. She's going to love it, Melanie! So cute and I love the fabric you found! Thank you so much for linking up!

  4. It is not super but very superb cute. Great fabric you used here, which is so attractive and colorful. Title and description is perfect with your work. You change my thoughts about using single colours, buttons and flowers in fabric work.

  5. Melanie, congratulations on the order. Your mats turned out beautifully!

    Thank you for lending your creative spirit to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17