May 14, 2008

Piggy Bank Freebie

An original Nosey Nest Pattern.

© Copyright 2008 Nosey Nest. All rights reserved.
Please do not make money using this pattern. Just store it in the piggy bank...

Piggy bank freebie pic 1

Piggy bank freebie pic 2 Piggy bank freebie pic 3

It's obvious pigs are very nosey animals. So a free piggy bank pattern is the logical thing to do..... isn't it ?

Parts ( download PDF part 1 and part 2. )
1. Exterior side A ( cut once, exterior fabric )
2. Exterior side B ( cut once, exterior fabric )
3. Lining side A ( cut once, lining fabric )
4. Lining side B ( cut once, lining fabric )
5. Nose ( cut once, lining fabric )
6. Ears ( cut four times ; twice lining fabric, twice exterior fabric )
7. Tail ( cut twice; once lining fabric, once exterior fabric )

Enlarge to every size you wish. This one can hold a creditcard and some money.

Materials needed
- Fabric ( print for lining, plain for exterior. Of course, you could do all solid or all print, or a variety. )
- Button
- Little black beads for the eyes.
- Embroidery floss to make a little loop to hook around the button.
- Optional some stuffing for the snout.

- Cut all parts out of the fabric. Include a 1/4" seem.

Piggy bank freebie pic 4

- Sew together the ears and tail and turn right sides out ( Be patient, the fun starts after this ).
- Pin en sew parts 2 and 4 together up to the arrows ( see picture below ). Back stitch at each end to secure.
- Same for part 1 and 3.

Piggy bank freebie pic 5

- Pin both piggy sides together with the lining facing ( see picture below ).
- Put the tail in the right place.

Piggy bank freebie pic 6

- Sew together from forehead to tail. Leave the nose open. Back stitch at each end to secure. Make sure the lining doesn't get stuck.
- Handsew the little circle for the snout in the right place.

Piggy bank freebie pic 7

- Turn everything right side out.
- Sew the ears on ( don't sew through the lining ).
- Sew on some beads for the eyes ( mind the lining again ).
- Make a knot in the tail.
- Make a little loop for the button with embroidery floss.
- Sew on the button.
- You might want to put some stuffing in his nose.

Piggy bank freebie pic 8

Pin and sew together the bottom of the lining.

Piggy bank freebie pic 9

Put the lining in his belly.
This piggy is ready to be fed ! You're done !

For anybody who wants to own a piggy bank but doesn't want to sew; the piggy bank you can see in the pictures above is now in the Nosey Nest Shop. More piglets will be added later.

If you made a piggy bank with this pattern please add a picture to the Nosey Nest Tutorial Group at Flickr.

Have fun !

May 8, 2008

Timmy knows what he wants

Recently Timmy Trunk pulled this book

out of the Nosey Nest Bookshelf. He sat on a pillow in a cozy corner for what seemed like forever with his trunk in this wonderfull picture book.

The book is about Hugo the elephant who becomes an unexpected hero when he saves a house from fire by skywriting FIRE above the house with his plane Wilco.That way he alerts the residents and the fire department to the danger. With his handy elephant trunk, Hugo is then first on the ground to help put out the flames.

When Timmy was finally finished reading this exciting story, his chubby cheaks seemed a little red. He had this faraway look in his eyes. He seemed a little bigger. Timmy knew what he wanted to be; he wanted to be a firefighter !

Timmy modelling 1

To reach his goal he trains daily in his fire fighter uniform. The other Nosey Nest members, especially the dragons, don't like this at all. (There is so much water involved!)

May 6, 2008

Owen & Mzee

If you know this story, and you probably will ...

( In case you don't know it it's about a little baby hippo, Owen, who was swept away from his mama in the tsunami & has adopted the 130 year old tortoise Mzee as his new mom ) know that hippo's dare to see further than the end of their noses. Real Nosey Nest members ! That's why the Hippo Herd is added to Nosey Nest. The first Hippo is Hugo. A real hunk and daredevil.

Hugo "Hunk" Hippo

And of course a book about Owen and Mzee is added to the Nosey Nest Bookshelf. You can find out more about Owen & Mzee here

May 1, 2008

Farley Flammable's strawberry adventure

Farley Flammable's strawberry adventure

Farley Flammable is very fond of strawberries. And what a big suprise ! Wandering around in the garden, lifting some leaves, Farley found the first ones !!! SSSSSHHH, don't tell anybody .....

Farly is hiding out in the Etsy shop and the Dawanda shop.