Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Meet Little Scarecrow, AND...

...my cousin Jessica! She JUST recently started a blog and she has lots of treasures tucked away in her head! For example, look at these incredible cupcakes that she created!

How cute is this?
They look like they're from a magazine not her kitchen!

You can visit her new blog HERE. But today, I wanted to share a Fall Project that she recently did. This isn't MY project...I don't sew! But I thought it was so adorable that I immediately asked her if I could share it here.



Here are some basics Jessica gave to
making your own little October Scarecrow:


JESSICA SAYS...
-Start by cutting fabric of your choice into a circle. (Make sure you cut this LARGER than your desired size of head because it will be sewed and stuffed!)

-Cut more fabric into a rectangle with a neck pattern for the body

-Sew your head piece and body/neck piece together leaving an opening in the head and one in the side of the body to stuff your scarecrow.

-Put a produce bag in the bottom of the body and fill it with 2 lbs of pinto beans for weight. Tie it off with a twisty tie.

-Then stuff the head and body and sew it up!


- Cut eyes, nose, and mouth out of felt and hot glue them to the face.

- Then, cut raffia for hair and hot glue in to the head in the shape desired.

- Attach a hat over the hair with thread and a needle.

- We dressed the scarecrow in 24 month old clothes that we found at goodwill.

- Then cut more raffia for the hands and feet. Take string and tie the raffia inside each limb with a bow.

- On the back of his head cut a small rectangle and and sew it for a broom handle to fit into. Then wedge the broom handle in the bale of hay sting and hang your little guy on the broom handle.



- He will fold up for easily storage too!

~A little idea~
Try using BURLAP for your fabric, you'll have one stylish little Fall Scarecrow.

What a perfect touch for your Autumn front porch!
You'll want to squeeze him every time you walk by.


If you have any questions, ask Jessica. And remember, I don't SEW, therefore asking me won't work. {wink}

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34 comments:

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a cute scarecrow...I always made one when my girls were little...can't wait to have grandkids so I can make some more! I will go check out your cousins blog now.

Blessings,
Linda

Kelly @ The Miller Mix said...

So cute! I wish there was one that required zero sewing - I'd make one for both kids!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very cute girl...I will go vvisit your cousin and see whats she up too...love those cupcakes...hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria ps come by and put your name in the hat for my 1 year in bloggerville give away...

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Aaaaw, he's so cute. I love scarecrows! Alas, I don't sew either. :(

jenjen said...

How fun! I love those cupcakes. They look like they would be so hard to make. And that scarecrow is adorable! I will go check her out!

XOXO
Jen

mama hall said...

i LOVE the cupcakes & the not scary at all scarecrow :) i don't sew either, sister, so gimme some hot-glue-gun projects! :)

how did the chicken/dumplings turn out? mine are going in the crock right NOW!

Invited In said...

Cute cupcakes. We just celebrated my littlest 1st birthday which was a ladybug theme. I wish I had seen these cupcakes a week ago....so cute and creative.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is always fun to meet other homeschooling Moms. Blessings to you this school year!!!

Jenny said...

What an adorable scarecrow. Love that face!

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Obviously creativity runs in your family! Sew Cute!! (Pun, intended!)

I can hand stitch but I have no idea how to thread the bobbin in my mom's old Sears sewing machine!

I actually bought a little scarecrow at a garage sale in the summer! I'll have to post a picture of him! I have fond memories of making scarecrows when I was a little girl during Halloween. I should try making one with my son!

beth said...

Oh, my goodness! I LOVE that homemade scarecrow! He is so cute. I've got one that I picked up at Walmart, but he's no where near as cute as that! Love it! :)

Jenny said...

Awww your scarecrow is adorable!! :D

Angela said...

I love your scare crow. You are adorable and you have some really great ideas. You had asked about my "Family Rules" on my blog and I printed it each little rule on the computer, I think it looked like I might have hand written them because they were kind of blurry when I tried to enlarge it...I'm not very techy. Glad I found your blog. Wish you lived closer so we could craft things together:)

Such The Spot said...

That's one Martha Stewart-esque cousin you got there...cute cupcakes and scarecrow!

AutumnFawn said...

Those cupcakes look amazing!! And yummy!

portatoredichrist said...

Those cupcakes are one of the coolest things I have ever seen! Every woman in your family is very talented, huh? Good pictures of the scarecrow too.

Annikke said...

Cute scarecrow!!!

Cara S. said...

Hooray for Jessica! We love new blog friends...especially crafty blog friends! I am heading over there now...

Blue Creek Home said...

It looks like creativity and talent runs in the family!!!

I'm lovin' your beadboard walls.

Don't you just hate back orders!!!
Rhonda

The DIY Show Off said...

So cute and a great tutorial. :)
The cupcakes are making me get up from the computer right now for a snack. The healthy chocolate kind. haha

Thanks for sharing! I'll have to pop over and say "hi". :)

Roeshel

Kristen Andrews said...

super cute, I don't sew either!

Jami said...

I love it! My kids keep asking me to decorate for Fall and Halloween and I just can't seem to get to it. I love these ideas. Thanks for sharing!

{Jamie} said...

So not a crafty person but that is super cute! :)

Jane said...

What a great scare crow, my kids would love him!! And the burlap is such a great idea...I love burlap! Thanks for sharing. Don't forget Friday is Frugalicious Friday!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous

Clueless_Mama said...

Gosh, talent just runs in your family! I am so going to have to try the scarecrow. I am sure he won't turn out, but what the heck :)

Melissa said...

Those cupcakes are just adorable! I've been in the mood to decorate cupcakes lately, so this is perfect timing. I'm not confident that I can do THAT, though! :)

Missy said...

How stinkin' cute! I'll have to visit her blog, too.

Kasey said...

Those are like the cutest- yummiest cupcakes ever- and the scarecrow ain't bad either!

deana said...

I just love those cupcakes!!! Those are the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen. Your cousin is talanted.

Kristin said...

You guys must have craftiness in your genes!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love the scarecrow....Loved visiting your blog...Blog hopping is one of my favorite things to do.
Hope you will stop by my Christmas blog...a great giveaway will be given away Sunday night....

http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com

Rona's Home Page said...

I love those cupcakes. She's very talented.

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

great ideas/ but the cupcakes are REALLY AWESOME

Abbi said...

Both the cupcakes and scarecrow are very cute! We made a scarecrow a couple of years ago without any sewing. I am trying to remember exactly how I did it but I remember using an old white t-shirt (child size) for the head and we tied the top together and then stuffed the head and drew a face on it, put a hat on top (which covered up a very funny shaped top of the head) and then tied the bottom of the head and tucked the rest of the t-shirt into the shirt as a neck.
It wasn't as nice as the one pictured here but it was still very cute, easy and there was no sewing required.

The DIY Show Off said...

I'm so glad you added this to the Fall Festival! It's so cute! :)

R