Sunday, February 20, 2011

Proud Mama

The Original Meow-Meow
 Last week as a very basic and quick introduction to sewing, my daughter designed and made this stuffed animal almost completely by herself.  She designed the 7-legged cat, traced it onto tissue paper for a pattern allowing for a seam allowance.  She cut out the fabric and after a quick tutorial started sewing it together.  She stuffed it with my help and I sewed the patches, eyes, nose and mouth on before finishing up the final stitching at the top.  I forgot to mention that my daughter, who is now 8 years old, also picked out the fabrics used and the buttons for eyes herself (out of my stash).


We plan on collaborating on more stuffed animal projects together.  I'll let you know when we have an inventory if you're interested in purchasing one of these adorable one-of-a-kind handmade stuffed animals (MADE IN THE U.S.A.!)

I was feeling better recently, but I over-did it over the weekend and now am starting to get the post-nasal drip that makes me constantly clear my throat to speak clearly.  It also causes my throat to feel raw and scratchy and have a mild-to-moderate headache (as of now).  I need to focus on getting enough sleep this week.  I'm busy planning a birthday party for this Saturday and also need to clean up the house in anticipation for my parents' arrival in about 9-10 days.

My house has gotten messy again.  I started cleaning out some of the stuff in the garage, and I brought in a bunch of 66 qt. tubs to sort/throw out some of the contents, but haven't got around to it just yet.  I'm embarrassed to say that our Christmas tree is still up.  Yes, I know, pretty weird right?  Well, that's on my list of things to do...

There's about 10 million more things I could talk (type) about right now, but it's late, and I need my sleep to fight off whatever this is.

Goodnight :O)