Picture of Card And Gift All In One
Last month I was in Georgia visiting my daughter.We did some crafting together and she mentioned that she needed a sewing kit.This is what I came up with. It turned out so cute I wanted to share it here on Instructables. I designed it to be received as a greeting card and later used as a sewing kit. These turned out so cute I made several different designs using felt, cotton, yarn, and wool roving. The bodies were needle felted. Needle felting is a lot of fun and projects can be made quickly and easily. Utube has a lot of videos on needle felting. I did not have the right colors for the animal's bodies so I used yarn instead by carefully separating the threads to give it the roving texture.

Step 1: Different Versions

Picture of Different Versions
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My original plan was to make a card using a Gypsy Vanner picture because my daughter is very fond of this breed, but horses are not an easy animal to work with.If you do not know what a Gypsy Vanner is here is a link: http://www.google.com/search?q=gypsy+vanner&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=gmypUMmLAY_uqAGNh4CIBQ&ved=0CD4QsAQ&biw=1536&bih=783.#hl=en&tbo=d&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=gypsy+vanner&oq=gypsy+vanner&gs_l=img.12...,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=d2da0653002da535&bpcl=38625945&biw=1536&bih=783

Here are the horses I made using the wool roving. I am still experimenting with them.  The red, yellow, and orange yarn were made with wool roving and the blue and white sections were made using regular yarn.I embroidered the outline and filled in the body and mane section with the roving.

After trying horses, I decided to make a card with schnauzers and cats instead. I was happier with the results.
These instructions are for the dog version but the cats are made almost the same way; except I used different embellishments and the back ground was formed by sewing blocks of fabric together.
I love the raindbow haired pony it kinda looks like raidbow dash
sunshiine (author)  Kitana Kellaway2 years ago
I looked it up and it does look like it huh? Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
I hope your day shines!
No problem
No problem
theeoddname2 years ago
It's so creative idea. Animals look amazing!!!!!
sunshiine (author)  theeoddname2 years ago
Thank you for stopping by and Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
bajablue2 years ago
Frame-able art... LOVE IT!!!
sunshiine (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Hi there Blue! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Happy Turkey Day! I am sure you have something cooking!
lol... you know me too well!!! ;-D

sunshiine (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Huggs back! Keep shining girl!
artfulann2 years ago
I like the dog too- but I have a doggie who looks like this!
sunshiine (author)  artfulann2 years ago
Is your dog a schnauzer? They are great dogs. We have one and I wanted to add his picture but did not have one on my Pc to upload. I guess I will add it later. I also wanted to give him a beard but it did not turn out.
We have a brindle great dane- the colors resemble the brindle color.
sunshiine (author)  artfulann2 years ago
Great Danes are wonderful dogs!
No schnauzer- but I thought the colors resembled a brindle color.
sunshiine (author)  artfulann2 years ago
I looked it up and it does! My son has a Kerr and his coloring is very similar.
sunshiine (author)  artfulann2 years ago
Thanks for sharing! Have a nice evening!
M.C. Langer2 years ago
Beautiful! :-)
sunshiine (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
Hey you! Thanks for stopping by and for commenting!
You're welcome! :-)