Friday, December 26, 2008

A Gift for Hannah

Now that the holidays are done and the gifts have been given, it's time to share what I did with my December. First up, a little felt house for Hannah. I saw something similar to this on Anthropologie for an extreme amount of money ($7o something???) and thought, I can do this myself. Anthro's included bears inside, so I followed suit, but added a little Goldilocks, too. And then I gave Hannah a Goldilocks and the Three Bears book to go with it.

I fashioned each of the bears off of Hannah's family. Papa Bear is my brother--complete with goatee and Bears shirt (Chicagoans). Mama Bear is my sister-in-law Jenn, who is big into belly dancing. Baby Bear is my nephew Trent, who loves baseball and is a White Sox fan. While Hannah isn't blonde, I couldn't make Goldie a brunette. I just hope Hannah can pretend that it is her. =)

The house is sewn together felt and lines with pretty fabric inside. The outside is all decorated by needle felting.

Here's what the Anthro house looked like:

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mara said...

Wow! This is fantastic and so much better than the Anthro version. Love how you personalized it and all the little details. Beautiful work.

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Erin said...

Yours is MUCH nicer than the other version - especially the bears! Love their little shirts.

LollyChops said...

Oh Carrie! Thanks so much for sharing this project with me! You did an outstanding job! I cannot wait to do more needle felting.. esp now that I have seen your project!


Anonymous said...

Whoa, Carrie, great job! I bet your niece loved/will love it! Love the details on both the bears and the adorable house. I like yours much better than the other.