(Don’t miss the free PDF at the bottom of this post!)
The newest free sewing pattern and tutorial for Superbuzzy is finally here! About a month ago, I made the trek to the Superbuzzy warehouse, and Kelly and I had a great time picking out all of the supplies for this project. This time, we worked up a trio of felt ice cream projects that serve double duty: The ice cream cookie sandwich is a gift card holder. The “Tasty Treat” ice cream carton is a gift box, and the waffle cone has a small loop so it can be tied to a gift as a present topper.
If you’ve been wanting to make some cute felt food, but were intimidated by directions in Japanese, this may be the perfect gateway project. An added bonus? This is the first of the everkelly-superbuzzy tutorials that doesn’t require a sewing machine (although a few of the steps can be sped up by machine if you’re in a hurry). As for me, I enjoyed relaxing with a hand sewing project and a good movie in between trips to the freezer for some real ice cream.
We’d love to see your photos if you make some felt ice cream of your own! As always, feel free to contact me with any questions. I really hope you enjoy this one! Looking for our other free projects? So far, we’ve made eco bags, place mats, and a zakka lunch kit.
Also, I just want to give one more shout out to the opportunities to contribute to the relief efforts in Japan. Yesterday, I mentioned that Superbuzzy and Knitting Fever Inc. are matching donations (so your $5 donation can turn into $20 for the American Red Cross Japan relief fund). Kelly covered some more donation opportunities in her latest newsletter, and I wanted to share them here as well. There is an opportunity to purchase sleeping bags for $6 from Exxel Outdoors which will be shipped to the tsunami and earthquake victims through Missions Unlimited. Missions Unlimited is preparing several cargo planes full of supplies, and they are accepting donations (see here for a list of needed items).
Missions Unlimited requests that, rather than donating one of several different types of items, that donations be quantities of 1 item (i.e., 10 jars of baby food, instead of 1 jar of baby food and 1 roll of toilet paper). If you are in the Ventura, CA area, Kelly can accept your donations at the warehouse. If you are not in Ventura, please send donations to:
superbuzzy Japan Relief
c/o Missions Unlimited
251 21st Street East
Jasper, AL 35502