Sunday, March 30, 2008

Yet Another Softie

Snowden chose "The Lookout", minus the bird. I realize these young hands are learning something that can bring her pleasure fir a lifetime. She starts off slowly.


The face is embroidered.



Done. Hello Rosie!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Softies - The Treeling

Grasshopper, the perpetual lover of small things, prods me on to make more. She possesses persistence for both of us. Here's the current Softies creation.

Laying it all out.

Leaves are attached.

Ms. Treeling.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Bow Wow

The dog from the Softies book. I used materials that I had. The blue corduroy was leftover from a dress the grandma had made for Snowden when she was three. I thought it would be a nice way to preserve the memory.

Two for two.

I had to embroider the nose because I didn't have black felt.


Sunday, March 23, 2008

I made a bag!

It turns out that this isn't quite the technique I was supposed to learn in March's project of Finny and Donk's Sewing Adventure. What attracted me to the adventure was the disciplined opportunities to learn new things, and I have. I made a bag, lined and everything. I am happy, Momma.
Sans lining. Almost finished.

Done. My laptop has a transporter.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

And squares make a blanket

Snowden learned how to cut squares using the tools quilters use. She arranged them and I did the sewing. I wanted her to do the quilting too and she did, but this was machine quilted, a task that turned out to be difficult. She now owns a soft, bright, biggerthanher, quilt she helped make.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Sew Along - Pin Tucking

(photo borrowed from Africakelli 'cause I can't upload any. Ggrrr!)

I am not fond of table runners, so I decided to use the pin tucking technique on something I would use: a bag for my laptop. I will upload pictures when I figure out why Blogger is messing with me.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Houston, the PJs are finished.!

Snowden's pajama pants are finished. I finally made it to the store to buy the elastic. They turned out to be about 2 sizes bigger than what she needs right now, but by golly, they look cute.