Saturday 1 September 2012

Day 8 - Princess Finger Puppets

I decided I should be nice and make something for my two little cousins. The younger one is obsessed with all things princess so when I came across these cute princess finger puppets  I knew I had to make them for her! And then I saw the castle bag (which I love even more than the puppets!) and decided her sister needed some too because I'd never find an equally cute present for her! 

Pinterest led me to Made it on Monday where I found not only great ideas and pictures but patterns too! Then a bit more searching led me to A "Little" Journey and The Ulep Family and I had all the inspiration I needed! :)

I love love love these little bags. I was going to put a drawbridge type door on them to make then even more castle like but I think the letters look cuter. Super easy to make - two pieces of pink felt, cut out castle shape, sew together, turn the right way around and add a ribbon handle! 

I've only made Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Aurora, Snow White and two princes so far but seeing as I've got an odd number I'll definitely have to make at least one more! I'm torn between Jasmine and Rapunzel. Realistically I'll probably make both so I'd better just find a third! 

Pretty happy with them. Although Ariel does look like an egg... and their eyes and mouth make them all look a little sad... and I really need to re-sew on the R... but... well I like them anyway! Oh and best part for me (apart from making the awesome bags, have I told you I like the bags??) was using fusible webbing to save on all the sewing! I just sewed the main finger part and used webbing for the rest. I'm not 100% convinced it'll hold up but its so much easier and quicker than sewing and feels more professional than glue! 

Things I've learnt:
- Its amazing how ingrained Disney is in our minds, just a change of dress colour and there's no doubt which princess it is. Scary really. Who says Cinderella didn't like pink? 
- Little armless finger puppet dolls are kinda creepy, cute as they are...
- Fusible webbing is amazing!! I wanna go make loads more felt projects now just to use it!

Oh and I have a super cute idea for how to post the girls their gifts, watch this space... :)

Linked up to these blog party - Creative ItchToday's CreativeThreading My Way

*Update* Finally got around to making Rapunzel and sending the puppets to their new home - have a look here and see how I did it!


  1. What a cute gift idea!!

    Thanks for linking up @'Sew Cute Tuesday'.
    I'll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure
    to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!

  2. Thanks for featuring me! :) I'll have to create a featured page to put my first lovely featured button!

  3. I bet these finger puppets are well loved and get lots of use. Fabulous idea to make a castle bag to put them in.


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