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!

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Christmas Kisses"

Just finished "Christmas Kisses" from The World of Cross Stitching magazine, Issue #181, page 8. The bird is underneath the mistletoe which the mouse is holding and waiting for a kiss. I will be making it into an ornament in a few days. This was a fun stitch!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

"Space Robot"

I just finished my "Space Robot" from the World of Cross Stitching, Issue #180, page 33 for 4 grandsons. I made the pajama bag out of space ship material into a drawstring bag. The lining is solid color of their favorite color and each boy has their own initial letter on the gift tag to put outside of the Christmas gift wrapping when ready. First I have to buy new pajama to put into their bag, then I am ready to wrap them up. Next project will be to figure out what I want to stitch, make or to get for my son and DIL.