An update on my first attempt at making Gilbert the giraffe from an Audrey and Maude pattern (and you thought I was being slack!). On Sunday I managed to buy some lightweight fusible wadding (I asked for something called Pellon)...note to self - it's cheaper on ebay.
I then traced the pattern onto some brown paper. I used that as it's cheap and you can lay it on top of your pattern and easily trace it - plus, I don't care if it gets torn.
Last night I ironed the fusible wadding onto the opshop fabric for the body, and ears of my giraffe. My Mum jumped for joy when she noticed I had finally bought myself an iron - I had to firmly tell her it was for crafting only - not domestic duty. She still looked smug.
Next was tracing the patterns onto the fabrics and then cutting them out. I found a fabric pen that fades after 48 hrs - good idea - hmm, may be up late sewing tonight.