Monday, July 25, 2011

Wow, what FUN!

So it seems that I'm updating again today, since I finished one project that I had started several days ago, and then I made a simple one with the Wee Ones this afternoon that will provide hours, if not DAYS of fun!  So let's begin with the first project!
First attempt at an appliqued pin cushion.  Definitely need to work on placement.  :)

Side view.  I kinda like it!  :)
So this thing was fairly easy to make, even though it seemed to take me forever to make it.  Also, I definitely placed the leaves too close to the center, they should have been further down to accommodate the flower better.  Ah well, live and learn.  Maybe with the next one I'll get more ambitious and add some additional embroidery to the edge as well.  All-in-all, I think it turned out rather well.  Might need to stuff it more next time, this one seems a bit floppy, but like I said, live and learn!  :)

Then there's the project I made today for the kids!  Ooh, this one was SOOO much fun!  I got the idea for them from this great blog, and they kids had SOOO much fun with them!  Here are some pictures to give you an idea of just HOW much fun they had.  :)

Oh, can't you just see the JOY on their faces with these things?  They are quite possibly the best and simplest contraption for fun that I have ever had the privilege of making for my kids!  There's just nothing else I can think of that they have enjoyed more over the last few weeks than this.  It was GREAT!

So that's it for today.  I doubt I'll start another project tonight, but if I do, rest assured it will be on here tomorrow.  :D

1 comment:

  1. Hello, thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog (webloomhere.) Glad to hear you like the birds on my banner. I've got a lot on my plate right now and so I'm not sure when I could get around to a tutorial for my pink and lavender confection birds, however, if you look at the post on my blog you can see the sketch I used for designing the birds. Under the sketch is the pattern I made (it's cut from white paper.) It's about 3 inches high and 4 1/2 inches long. There is another almond-shaped pattern piece which runs from the neck to the tip of tail (or you can forgo that piece and make the birds flat -- they'd make nice hanging ornaments...)