Wednesday, July 13, 2005


Cute Niece #1 has realized that her Nana can't say "no". My Mom excels at anything involving a needle and thread. So even though she'd never sewn things from kids' drawings, Cute Niece didn't see any reason why she shouldn't try. So she did.

"It's a softie!" I told them. I explained about the Month of Softies group craft project I'd read about on the blog Small Hands.

I just love the lopsided ears. "He's not supposed to have a tail," Cute Niece informed me.

Myself, I follow a predictable pattern when it comes to sewing projects:
1) I get excited about an idea for something.
2) I read several books about it.
3) I buy more supplies than I will ever need or use.
4) I take an overly long time making just one.
5) I never make it again.

Edited to add:
My sister called.
"I can't believe you forgot."
"Forgot what?"
"That your Cute Niece actually designed a three-legged dog. Named Tripod. You didn't mention that part. But you can see it in the picture if you know what you're looking for."


happyandblue2 said...

Looks like pretty good sewing to me.
Not that I know much about sewing or anything..

Rurality said...

That's because it's my Mom who made it, not me! :)

Watchmania said...

That's very cute and much more characterful than the mass-produced stuff in shops (stores to you ;-)

yllstonewolf said...

I LOVE your journal!

lisa said...

That is very well sewn! And, very cute. :)

Jenn said...

"a predictable pattern"

Oh heavens, that's it. That's it exactly!

Rhodent said...

Adorable! Child, idea, AND softie!

Rurality said...

I realized that I left out a few of the steps: I make a mistake. I get frustrated because I can't figure out how to fix it. (Rinse and repeat.)

SGJ I think so too! I love the idea that some of the people making those softies sell them - what a cool way to get unique toys.

Yllstonewolf, thanks - I'm kind of partial to yours too! :)

Lisa sadly I did not inherit much of those good sewing genes.

Jenn, believe it or not that was unintentional... at first anyway. :)

Thanks Rho, I think so too but I'm a little biased.

Hick said...

What you said...I have half done projects stacked up across my sewing room like flights waiting to land at LAX. It's better to go on vacation.

Karen said...

I am the same way with crafts. Even worse, though, is that some friends look up to me because I occasionally finish a project!