So, I don’t know how to begin, since it’s been so long. The short story is that life with three little girls is busy. I found myself making things, and reaching for my camera less and less to document it, and I realized I was okay with that. Sorry. I really have been making things all this time, but I’ve just kept it in the background. But here’s some proof that my creative juices haven’t completely dried up:
Her This is on e of name is Lola Sapphire (or Sapphire Lola, or just “ose, ose, ose,” depending on which of my three girls you are asking).This is not one of those projects that I had planned for a while. Well, honestly, I did have it planned for a little while. Okay, so I may have already made a failed version of this giant rideable horse for Christmas, and well, it was a flop, literally. No under structure meant that it literally collapsed under the weight of its own stuffing. Which was okay, because it made a handy huge floor pillow, until the cheapy felt (apparently not all 100% wool is created equal) started to pull apart. From there it was all down hill. I was fine with letting it go as a learning experience and moving on. Then I saw this gorilla by this amazing soft sculpture artist, and I was sure I had to try again.
So I did. And that one was a total failure too. Collapsed under its own weight, even with an structure inside it. But I was sure I could make it work, and take number three was a hit. Of course, I didn’t want it to be too easy, so I only got myself one yard of fabric to sew the whole thing. Haha, that was fun. The biggest scraps I have left are no bigger than 2″ squares.
The whole thing is stitched by hand. It’s stuffed with about 10 lbs of of wooly worms.
This is my favorite yarn for hair. It’s Nature’s Choice organic cotton. So soft and lovely. This is my entry for the #6WeeksofSofties contest at Sew Mama Sew. Thanks to them for the inspiration and challenge to make this project right!