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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.

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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.

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  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!

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  2. We LOVE your Steggie!! Won’t you please share him with our One-Yard Wonder flickr group? http://www.flickr.com/groups/oneyardwonders/ Hope so!

    xo,
    Rebecca & Trish

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