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For my nephew’s birthday I decided to sew him a lion. I followed a pattern in Issue 21 of the UK magazine Simply Sewing by Jo Carter of Two Owls Design. Of course I did a few things my own way. I used fabric I had, made everything the same fabric, added buttons for eyes instead of safety eyes, sewed them and the mouth on before I was finished and then made the lion a vest out of felt without a pattern. I added buttons to the vest that seemed royal. My first stuffed animal made from someone else’s pattern. I think it came out great. My nephew likes his lion and our cat does too.

Oh and I made a lion card!

 

 

 

 

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This year for our second wedding anniversary we kept it local and simple. We went to dinner in the neighboring town, walkable. Somewhere we both love that is a bit pricey. I made my husband a cozy for his french press out. Using two interior design fabric samples, some extra trim from another project and a tiny bit of velcro left over from projects so old I was surprised I had any left! It can out so perfect that it not only kept the coffee hot for his second cup, that it works on the new french press he bought after the original one cracked and then broke. Maybe one day I will start working with glass so I can just make him a new one when this one cracks. Probably not. ha ha

 

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Listening to the water dripping off a newly acquired freshly hand-washed sequined covered sweater from the good will I reflect upon the multitude of projects that was May. AND IT AIN’T OVER YET!

Tomorrow I start a “project” I paused a few eons back so as to retain my sanity. The only time in my life that I had gone over my limit, so I yielded a bit and smartly so. The universe dumped the opportunity back into my lap and I jumped at it. I am officially on my way to continuing my patternmaking education. More on that in the near future….

Now reflection. May has been jammed packed and isn’t holding back. SEWING: So I made two hand sewing samplers (examples of my work) and one button sampler, a zippered pouch, and altered two  jackets (sleeves). AND made a pair of ruffled panties all by hand, no sewing machine used. Below are some photos.

More reflecting. ATCs or Artist Trading Cards were a new topic I tried out. I was asked to co-teach an overnight art class. Yes it began at 11:15pm and I think we finally kicked the last person out at 1:30am! I got home at 3:00am and got back up at 7:30am! But I digress… For excellent work was made and fun was had! Here are some samples I made and two class shots. Look at them, they are way into it.

And that was some of what I have been up to besides the other May posts already written! Time to go make some more art!

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