My seam ripper worked overtime this week and now I have a cold. I plan to spend the rest of today wrapped up in a blanket in the loft watching the kids play. It can't be that bad when you have sweeties like them around. Plus QuiltyBee had a fabulous fabric giveaway and I was the winner. I love the philosophy behind it, use it or share it! I can't wait to use her fabric in a new journal cover. Thanks for the chance! I'll be sure to share it here. In the meantime, I need to go through my stash and revaluate too.
This week I had a little project for Sew and Tell. Andrew has this hedgehog Webkins stuffie called Spike, of course. He plays with Dad and Anna, with her Cocker Spaniel Polly, on Sunday afternoons. Mostly Dad plays, but Anna, at five, is getting very good with the mouse! I've been seeing a lot of artwork with mushrooms and hedgies, so I been throwing the idea of making one the last three weeks. There are a few cute patterns with felt, but I wanted something bigger as a stuffie. I found one this week.
It is a Lila Tueller design and is a free pdf on her sidebar at this time. Her mushrooms are a lot more girlie and are perfect for pincushions. If you like these colors you should check out her giveaway. It's beautiful too. Mine is made in colors for my little man.
It came out pretty cute and my little man was playing with it all day yesterday. It's base is made of linen and it has light interfacing on the bottom to make it flat. It calls for the base to be all rice but I only used about a half an inch and filled the rest with polyester stuffing. I am not sure what Robert Kaufman polka dot that is. I am going to try it again, since it came out huge, and reduce the pattern. (I think my printer inadvertently increased the size.)
Anna's Woodland Bloom quilt, an older Lila Tueller fabric line, will be done next week, hopefully without anymore seam ripping. It's come along way from this.
I am going to cuddle up with the rest of this redwork this weekend.
So go visit Sew and Tell. There are more talented and crafty people than me out there.