Exotic Florida sea turtles...one for each grandchild!!!
...with a couple left over just for Grandma.
Yes...this is what I spent a good share of my time making during the month of December.
Way back in October a plan was hatched to have all the grands and their parents
come to Florida for Christmas. So when I saw the pattern in Houston at Festival,
I knew I would be making one for each kiddo for Christmas. It was perfect!
The pattern is called Shell Shelters by Java House Quilts.
Here is a view from the top of one of them. As you can see, I opted to make simpler eyes that weren't in the instructions since half our grands are three and under.
For the eyes I used two felt buttons found at Joann's and one black button.
I stitched them together to create a single eye and then hot glued them
using a glue stick made specifically for fabric and washing.
And here's a view of its belly showing the zipper.
To save time and make it more durable to lots of
"loving", I also hot glued the heads in.
Here's wishing y'all a FABULOUSLY AWESOME 2014!!!
Till next time...