Lucky Leprechaun…..

Lucky, my leprechaun candy jar topper needed a hat before he was finished.  I also had wanted to add ears, but it didn’t add to his look, it detracted.  I gathered a piece of card stock cardboard, I bring them home from work (customers are always opening packaging and leaving them on displays, so I bring home the pieces that I find).  I also cleaned out an empty 4oz. paint jar.

hat1Bravery with Steven’s power tools is not my strong suit!  He had told me to use the band saw to cut the paint jar to the height I needed.  Deciding to give it a go, I cut the jar myself so I could get the hat going.

hat2I decided to cut it in increments so that I didn’t cut too much off at once.  Now it was ready to cover with some green scrap fabric I found.

hat3Then I hand stitched the two pieces together and added a golden band.

hat4Awesome possum!  It would definitely pass for a hat on Lucky.  Lucky was under the dryer getting his hair dry before I placed his hat on.

finishedleprechaunHis cheeks got rosy under the fan too.  My St. Patrick’s Day candy jar topper was finished!  I think I have the Disney syndrome though, my eyes are always just a little large.  Now to finish Rudolph and I will have half the year covered……… Cyn

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About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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