Hmmmm.... must not be quite as prolific or gabby as I first thought I was .... some folks are still not at their first year anniversary and have already posted a 300th entry!.... I better pick it up... hahhaha... or... not. It doesn't matter at all if we do it daily..or weekly... or whenever.... as long as it is still fun to do.
Yesterday was fun.... Maggi came to play. We do dolls, bears or other assorted crafty stuff together every so often. She is my sewing guru... seeing as I just learned to sew with a machine in the last few years..and don't do nearly enough to get very proficient at it. I have had this little pattern for years... just because I love Kimono and all things Japanese-y ..... but have never been able to understand the concept of the stitching explanation ... Maggi figured it out.
This is my little effort.
It is not quite as tidy as it might have been had I chosen a different backing fabric. The front is brocade and already has a tendency to be sort of puffy and not press well...but, then I chose a backing fabric that was pretty slippery on one side... just because I liked the colour combinations... and it was a b^*%# to try to press with the same size trim all along the length of the stitched piece. I want to redeem myself...and do another right away with something that is non-slippery! Sadly...I didn't think to picture Maggi's before she left. It was lovely colours...and perfectly even and pressed......
However, I do have these pics of a little dragon that she made for me! Isn't he sweet? He is not too fierce at only 3 inches tall...but I won't be sending him out on any knight searing jaunts anyway, so it's okay.
He will be sitting comfortably in my curio with a hug of little bears.
I love this little guy!