Sunday, November 20, 2011

bath hand puppets

Bath hand puppets for grandson's Christmas presents. There are 10 different characters. So far, I have done ladybug, frog, lamb and bear.

I am struggling with my stitching ability on the sewing machine. I think it is because I am still new to appliques on terry cloths. I found out that I was supposed to use a stabilizer cloth underneath the terry cloth when stitching appliques. But the fusible web underneath the nose, eyes, mouth, etc is causing my machine to tangle the threads so I ended up hand stitching around those areas. I am self-taught and I thought I needed to broaden out my stitching ability. Back to my favorite hobby which is more relaxing on my nerves.....cross-stitching!