My oldest son wanted an Angry Birds costume for Halloween this year. So this thrifty girl looks them up online... and discovers that they cost $65 plus shipping.
I awoke hours later, in a daze.
$65? For felt and poly-fill? I THINK NOT.
I got some kraft paper from the dollar store and drew out the angry birds face... I made it the right size for my oldest child and then I gathered all the felt I could find. I started in the middle of the kraft paper and used it like a template, cutting out felt as I went. And then, I pinned it all together.
At this point in the project, as I was diligently pinning felt to an Angry Birds face, I tried to make peace with the absurdity of my life.
After it was all pinned, I started sewing. I went from the inside out, starting with the middle of the eye.
Once I had the face, I sewed holes for the face and arms... I used an old sheet as lining and sewed all the way around and then I cut out the holes and stuffed it up. I added some foam board covered in felt for the little feather at the top. For the love of all that is crafty, I made an Angry Bird.
That's my youngest son. He wanted to wear it. And then he didn't want to take it off. Criminy.