Monday, December 10, 2007

softie sewing day


softie sewing day
Originally uploaded by djbebe
Three sweet little softies for three sweet little children. On Saturday I organised a sewing bee with my sister in law and cousin in law, and we made these softies from the Softies book. I got the book for my birthday in August but this was my first project from the book. So, two Devil Cosmonauts - though the vinyl one didn't get horns - and one Mabel Monkey. Each one was given to a special little child on the weekend - and each was well received. Especially the yellow cosmonaut, he got lots of hugs.

I was really impressed with how the faces turned out - not bad for two hand sewing newbies!

As for making a softie out of vinyl - it's not easy, not least because you can't use pins - but the effect is almost worth it. And he went to this newborn, so his super drool proof powers will come in handy!

2 comments:

Jelly Wares said...

What a great looking book!!! Your little softies look FANTASTIC!!! Great stitching for a beginner hand sewer.... You really are a clever lady.
BTW....Just thought I'd let you know that the fabric I ordered from Japan arrived yesterday afternoon, YIPPEE!!!! Let me know if you're still wanting a metre each of 2 fabrics you mentioned before. I've posted some new pics on my blog today. The postage should be $1 per metre, if it's less than that I'll credit you back the money or give you some extra fabric in your package!!!

Cheers
Jodie

fiona said...

what a cute trio! loveing the black poppit, the vinynl would make it easy to keep clean!