Rocket Man

(Serioiusly, I cannot say that phrase without saying it Elton John style in my head!)

WHEEEWWWWWWWWWWWW. That is the long breath I am letting out ’cause I finally get to show you these! Do you have ANY idea how hard it is to make stuff and NOT show pictures of them for like three or four weeks, because it might ruin the surprise?! Okay, if you are a blogger, and especially a crafty blogger, and I know many of you are, you do have an idea because, hello, you’ve been doing the same thing this month!

Anyhoo, I saw this pattern (FREE PATTERN) on thelongthread.com sometime this fall, and immediately went to Spool and snapped up the last two packages of their Rocket Man fabric packs to make these Christmas gifts for my nephews (1 and 3 years old). I finished these before Thanksgiving, and I’ve stayed mum about them ever since, even though I was dying to show pictures and dying to gift them! It’s a good thing we had our family Christmas early!

The first photo up at the top of the posts shows the fussy cut rockets on the rear side of each Rocket. The second photo shows the circle “window” I added with a likeness of Samuel and Robby in their rocket. It’s a simple raw-edge applique against a silver silk circle, with a circle of heavy plastic over it, and satin-stitched around the edge for stability.

This fabric is perfect, it has stars, moons, rockets, comets…I fussy cut a star for the bottom of each rocket. And here is a close-up of the fabric Samuel…