Inspiration: I don't know about you but between the weather and doing pretty much everything at home, I'm starting to get some cabin fever. I'm also running out of ideas of things I really want to make. Last week, I just had a day where I felt like I needed to make something and I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do. I remembered this cute little turtle my daughter used when we were creating a Scratch program, so I decided to use that to make my next piece.
How I Made It: I printed 3 copies of the image. Then I cute them out. I cut out parts, traced out templates with card stock. Then cut and traced some more until I was pretty sure I had all the pieces I was going to need. (It really wasn't very many - body, back, back edge, front leg, 2 back legs, tail, cheeks, and some spots). I looked through my current felt supply and decided on colors (mostly greens) and I used the templates I created to cut out the pieces. I sewed the pieces together using embroidery floss and applique stitches. I sewed the 2 body pieces together with blanket stitches, pausing to add a hanger (lobster clip with a loop), and to give it a little Polyfill stuffing. I finished it by gluing on googly eyes.
Things I'd Do Different: I kind of think the head part is a little long from the body so I might reshape if I want to do over or else reposition the spots so it looks better. I could also add in some embroidery stitching to make the turtle's back a little more elaborate.