Sunday, March 23, 2014

Keyohi's Cookie bag and cookies

Hi everyone,

It's been a while since I posted anything here, but I'm back and ready to show you how to create some wonderful accessories for your bears!

This is a bag to carry cookies, but it can simply be change to carry anything you'd like to put in it... potpourri, flowers, toys, wrapped gifts, etc.



Materials needed:
  • 20cm x 10cm of felt or windcheater fabric
  • A small scrap of calico or cotton fabric (for the sign)
  • Thread to match fabric
  • No 5 black or brown perle cotton
  • 2 small wooden beads
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Dark colour Copic marker and airbrushing kit (optional)
  • Cream and chocolate colour Fimo or Sculpey modelling clay
  • Multi-coloured micro beads (can be found in scrapbooking or nails stores)
  • Sharp knife
  • Old toothbrush
  • Rolling pin or something round to roll out the clay with
  • An oven to cook the clay in
First cut the fabric chosen for the bag and place it on a plastic bag or newspaper which you can discard latter (this is to protect the area you're working on)

 
Airbrush one of the longer sides of the fabric. This will be the top of the bag (this step is optional). Set aside.
 
 
Cut a piece of calico or cotton fabric in a rectangular shape and pull some threads all around to fray the fabric. Pin corners onto a cork tile or something that will make the fabric steady. Write the word 'COOKIES' or 'TOYS' or anything you would like the bag to carry, with a permanent marking en or the fine tip of a Copic marker pen. 
 
 
Place the cotton sign as shown on the photo below, and with needle and thread, run a running stitch around the sign to hold it to the bag fabric
 
 
With wrong sides of the fabric facing, sew bag sides from top to bottom
 
 
Still with wrong sides of the fabric facing, move the seam you've just made to the middle back of the bag and sew bottom of the bag from side to side.
 
 
Run a running stitch at the top of the bag with needle and perle cotton thread, meeting at the front of the bag.
 
 
Add a wooden bead at each end of the perle cotton thread and make a couple of knots so the beads don't slide off. Fray the perle cotton thread's ends.
Your bag is now finished... :)

 
Now for the Cookies!!!
Start with a small piece of chocolate colour modelling clay. Knead it till soft and roll it into a ball.
 
 
Flatten it with the help of a rolling pin or something like it till the clay is about 2mm thin.
 
 
Cut as shown below with a sharp knife or blade... there is no specific shape to follow as long as he pieces are somehow thin strips.
 
 
Then cut the strips into smaller pieces (this will be the chocolate bits on your cookies). Set aside.
 
 
Start kneading a larger piece of cream or ochre colour clay till soft. 
 
 
Roll it in a sausage shape and cut into 4 or 5 similar size pieces.
 
 
Roll them into a ball and flatten them slightly

 
Then with an old toothbrush make indentations on the top of each cookie


 
Add the chocolate pieces you've cut before onto 3 of the cookies with the help of a toothpick or tweezers

 
Press them slightly but not too much as you want them to have a three dimensional look

 
The other 2 cookies can be covered with some micro beads (simulating the 'hundred & thousand' topping)


 
Bake cookies in a oven for about 20 to 25 minutes following the recommended temperature on the clay's packet.
 
Place some polyester stuffing inside the bag and then add some of the cookies on top. The rest of the cookies can be place outside the bag showing what an overflow of cookies Keyohi has... :)

3 comments:

  1. Mon, I am coming over. I can smell cookies. Hugs Wilbur.

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  2. Hi Monica - I love this so much & would love to do them. Actually do anything with an airbrush, which I haven't attempted yet. What sort (brand/model) of airbrush do you use? I have no clue where to begin on buying one.
    Thanks for any help you can offer...
    ~Ginger

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