Friday, April 29, 2011

Week 15 - Something for Ran

Challenge: Make Something for Ran
Project: Angry Birds for his 6th Birthday

Last week on the 19th my beautiful baby turned 6! 

Like usual I decided I had to make him something for his present.  In years past I have made everything from stuffed footballs & basketballs to Finding Nemo inspired blankets.

A few months ago I got a new Droid cell phone and Ran quickly developed a nice little obsession with playing Angry Birds

I knew there was no way I was going pay what they are asking to BUY these cute little Angry Birds.

Then I remember a series of posts I read back in December on the blog Obsessively Stitching.
She created adorable plush Angry Birds of her own - including patterns - for her boys of Christmas.

I just knew these were going to be a hit!

They were surprisingly easy to make.  The white one was the hardest.  I also haven't done the green or black birds yet.  Ran reminds me of this EVERY DAY. 
He has even devised a game with them that he plays with daddy, where they throw them back and forth trying to knock the pig out of the others hand.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Mother-in-Law has become an enabler

I love my Mother-in-Law.  She is a wonderful women that has put up with my quirks and differences over the past 15 years.  She accepted me into her family with open arms.
She even accepts my goofy gifts with a smile!

Now she has begun to enable my fabric addiction!
This weekend she presented me with some beautiful fabrics.
First she gave 3 yards of a beautiful floral rayon. 
I took one look at it and knew exactly what I was going to make out of it!
I just got the new Summer 2011 Ottobre (my favorite sewing magazine EVER) and it has the perfect little girls dress!

I think the fabric will be perfect to make the dress on the right - using a white for the under fabric.
Plus with 3 yards - I have enough to make one outfit for my niece Zella and my cousin Lily! 

Then she presented me with these beauties.
They are antique crazy quilt pillow shams.  She saw them at a estate sale and thought of me immediately.
I don't know yet what I will make out of them. 

Maybe take them apart and use the pieces like patches to make a cool denim jacket? 
Something like this?