Saturday, June 30, 2012

Under the Sea -- A Challenge

As members of the Blogging Business Artisans Etsy team, we have a monthly challenge to create something that follows a suggested theme -- June's theme was brought to us by Erika of Artful Rising who challenged us to create a project with the theme "Under the Sea."


Naturally, my thoughts turned to a collection of sea creatures for the kids. I decided that a frilly starfish, a cutie seahorse, and a couple of little fishes would go into my play set.





I needed to make a bag to hold everything -- I started crocheting one, and then changed my mind! (Something I do quite often!) I get part way done and then rip it out and start again on a different tangent -- do you do that?



I love this chubby seahorse. He's just so round and cute! 



Here he is showing off his cutie little multicolored fins. 
He's quite proud of them, you know ....



This is miss starfish with her gal pal fishies.
Well, the green fish might be a boy, but he's not telling ....




I knew I wanted fish on the front of the bag and at first thought of crocheting an applique to sew on, but then decided that a felt fish would be cuter. So I made the bag out of felt (easy peasy with two sheets of felt from the craft store) and then cut out a little fish and sewed it on. Even stuffed it a bit to make it chubby and interesting for little hands! Then I crocheted some bubbles and sewed those on. I think it came out pretty cute!


These little sea creatures are making their debut in my Etsy shop!
miss starfish is oh, so excited!



♥♥♥  To see other Under the Sea challenge projects, check out the BBA team blog!

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12 comments:

Erika said...

Sarah, what an incredibly adorable collection! The detail is so cute.

Kaili Williams said...

so cute! i love the colors. that starfish is too adorable :)

storybeader said...

that is so cute! And a good idea (and good selling point) - having a bag for the bunch of little ones! Good luck with it on Etsy! {:-D

Linda Blatchford said...

So cute, love the seahorse, and the colors are so striking.

Tisha said...

Such an adorable creation! Love the little seahorse. The bag looks wonderful too.

Rose said...

You did such a great job with this challenge! All of your pieces are adorable. I especially like the fish with their colorful tails.

Mysterious Cats Crochet, Amigurumis and Patterns said...

I love it! The seahorse is os cute!
And, yes, I do change my mind all the time while creating something new. Lot os unravelling ;)

Kathleen said...

Oh my goodness! The cuteness is right off the scale here! WOW! Great answer to the challenge!

Judy Nolan said...

Oh, my! These little creatures are adorable. And the bag is a perfect match, too.

Jenny said...

those are absolutely adorable.

BeadedTail said...

Now how cute are those! Absolutely adorable Sarah!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

This whole set is SO cute! The starfish is my favorite :)

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