Naturally, I started with some nests for the chickens. It was very easy.
2 circles of yellow or tan felt cut out with pinking sheers and a smaller circle of batting. Then just sew around the circle of batting (machine or by hand) and snip the overhang into fringe. I made a little bigger one for the geese.
For each bale, cut out 4 rectangles and 2 squares with pinking sheers in a pale yellow felt. Then sew the rectangles together to form a box that's open on both ends. I stuffed mine with basic craft polyfill--enough to make the sides bulge a little bit. Then I hand whip stitched the square ends on.
I sewed the first one with contrasting thread but didn't really like it so I sewed the next two with matching thread. Then I tied them up with contrasting embroidery floss.
I may try some little troughs out of sticks next. Little eggs would probably make Huck very happy but I think I'm going to encourage him to find something to use as eggs himself. He's been feeding the animals the black beans left in the craft room from making bean bags.
Glad I'm not the one mucking that barn!
It was a fun and quick little project and he's enjoying playing with them. Admittedly, so am I.
And check out the little visitor we had while we were playing...
That's some, terrific timing! Thanks for stopping by, Charlotte.
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