Sewing Up a Storm

Well, not really. But I did get out the old needle and thread to finish up this guy:

Vintage-style Puppy Toy

You may remember that I originally shared a picture of him back in April. I ordered the eyes almost right away, but I was unhappy with how his head looked, so I kept putting off finishing him up. A few days ago I hauled him out of my mass of stash in the closet, unstuffed him, and tried to fix his forehead. I didn’t do quite as good a job as I would have liked, but he still looks cute.  I’m also a little disappointed with his eyes. I used 15mm eyes, but I think 12mm eyes would have looked a little better. Regardless, he is still a really cute little guy.

Another view of the cute puppy

I also got out my sewing machine and made a couple of pouches. This one…

Blue Button Pouch

and a very small one out of car and road fabric that has disappeared into Baby Man’s mass of cars. This is a super easy pattern from Lazy Girl Designs, which I discovered thanks to Erica. (Yes, I’ve been copying borrowing a lot of ideas from her lately. She’s a creative woman, what can I say.) I can see a bunch more of these in my future, including a larger car one for Baby Man, as per his request.

You know, I actually do enjoy sewing. But I need so much room to spread out the sewing machine, self-healing board, iron, etc., etc. and a small-ish condo with an active toddler in residence just isn’t the place to do that all the time.  Hopefully, though, I can figure out a way to do things in batches. And, uh, not misplace what it is I want to work on. (Don’t ask.)

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3 Responses to Sewing Up a Storm

  1. Gen says:

    very cute!!

  2. Erica says:

    Congrats on the puppy and the pouch! Looks fabulous! Isn’t that pattern easy? I never thought I could make something with a zipper in it, yet I’ve done a whole bunch of these now.

    I hear what you mean about a lack of space. We just did a re-arrange of the boys rooms and ended up with a spare desk. I snagged it and snuggled it into one corner of the office/craft room – permanent cutting table! It’s made a huge difference – otherwise I was taking over the dining room and making a big mess….

    Have fun making more pouches!

  3. Giovanna says:

    What a cute puppy! Congrats on finishing him!