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First Projects of the Year!

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What a productive New Year’s Day-I made two things for Clark! I had been thinking I needed to make some things for him, a feeling confirmed when he told me two days ago how much he wanted me to make him a beautiful dress like Tabby has.  I didn’t say boys don’t wear dresses, but I suggested he try one on and see if he liked it before I made him something.  I also told him about some other things I had planned for him, which he was very excited about.

Project #1:  Eleanor brought me a wonderful packet of fat quarters she had received in a fat quarter of the month shipment.  The “Be a Man” assortment was not to her liking, but I knew I could do something with it.  How about a simple wrench shape applique made out of the nuts and bolts fabric? I did a google image search for wrench and Clark chose which kind he wanted. Paul drew it on the fabric and I zigzag appliqued it on to a plain blue shirt I had bought.  I used that stabilizer stuff (I forget what it’s called) and it really made a difference. He is delighted with it.

Project #2: From One Yard Wonders, this is Steggie, the stuffed dinosaur! I had never made a stuffed animal before, so I was a little apprehensive about the legs, but honestly this could not have been easier.  I am especially thrilled with the fabric.  The little fire breathing dragons/dinos are just perfect for this project.  This was a fabric that Clark had seen at the store a few months ago and had to have. It is flannel and I prewashed it so it would be soft and fluffy.  The instructions call for button eyes, but since Clark hates all things buttons I will either embroider eyes, or blanket stitch  on some little felt circles for eyes.  In the meantime Steggie is being loved and cuddled regardless of his eyeless state.


About Sarah

I'm a librarian living with my lovely family in a gorgeous spot of New Jersey, where we raise chickens and love the outdoors. I try to find enough time to indulge all my hobbies-cooking, photography, gardening, sewing, and I write about it all on my book blog & personal blog.

2 responses »

  1. Oh my gosh, Steggie is SO CUTE! I would never, ever guess, looking at him, that that’s the first stuffed animal you’ve ever made! The fabric is such a great choice for it, too! Clark’s a lucky kid! And I’m very glad that fabric was put to a good use!

  2. We LOVE your Steggie!! Won’t you please share him with our One-Yard Wonder flickr group? Hope so!

    Rebecca & Trish


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