Now keep in mind, I am still in the learning process of sewing and I have a LOT to learn. I made quiet a few mistakes, especially on sewing the edges of the bows. I think I'll use this blog as a way to document my progress on the road from beginner to most awesome sewing lady in all the land! Ha ha ha! J/K on that last part.
|~Giggle Bear's Dinosaur~|
So, it's not the best plushie around. However, a certain little man loves it.
|~ Jon Jon romper, pillow case dress, and purse~|
|~Bow Ties for three of my nephews~|
Note to their mothers: These match perfectly to the other two's dress and romper. A certain auntie would love a picture of the 5 of them together.
|~Blue Jean Purses made for the "big" girls.~|
These were made from a pair of old blue jeans. The first two are the bottom part of the legs. The last two are "Daisy Dukes" style. (Fringe on the top. Although, I think I should have fringed them a little more after looking at the picture.)
|~Friendly Little Monsters for the "big" boys.~|
After using the no sew attach glue for the arms and legs, I figured out it would have looked better if I had sewn those parts into the fabric as I was making them. Another lesson learned. I attached the following poem (that I found online) to each of them.
"I am a monster through and through.
But, please don’t be scared, I will not hurt you
I do not want to make you cry.
That is the truth, I never lie.
I would not give you a nasty stare.
I won’t wake you with a strange nightmare.
So why am I here this very day?
The answer is easy, I just want to play!"
I also have an older nephew and had no idea what to make him. So, I made one of the coin purses for him to use as a "guitar pick" holder. I must not have snapped a picture of it, before I delivered it. It looks just like this only in blue jean material. And without the ribbon, of course.
|~Mamaw's Big Purse~|
My grandmother who is having her 80th birthday this week, loves big purses.
I love the little button flap in the middle. I'm not quiet sure if it will hold it closed, but it is cute.
So there you have it. What I have been working on for the past few days. I know I have a long way to go, however, as they say: "Practice makes perfect."
On another note, I received my wonderful football tote all the way from Japan! My new friend Janine over at CraftyTokyoMama surprised me with a note that has my name written in Japanese! LOVE it! I really wish I knew how to write in Japanese, it's so pretty.
May God bless each of you with a peaceful night and a bright glorious day tomorrow!