Sunday, August 10, 2008

While the cat is away...

...the mice will play. Well, actually, the cat is still here, it's my girls who were away at grandparents'. And there are no mice, that I know about. But I've been here, and sewing up a storm. I also cleaned house a little, went out to eat with Chad a couple of times, and sat on the screened porch and enjoyed the somewhat cooler weather as much as I could. And here are the 18 animals I assembled, ready for stuffing: (I know they don't look like much inside out, but they WILL be cute.)There are also 15 more cut out and ready for sewing. Some of these may go to the Etsy shop, but most will be saved for my booth at First Fridays on September 5.

I also made Lydia some curtains. Before, she had this thick paper taped over the bottom half of her windows that we put up for privacy the first night we stayed in the house. Now, before you stone me for being such a horrible mother and not putting curtains on my baby's windows for 9 months, let me explain: She loved that paper. Every night when I put her to bed, I ask her to tell me something for which she is thankful. Many nights, she says "The pieces on my windows", meaning that paper. I have tried to put up curtains, and she would not have it. But she picked out this fabric at the store the other day, and I thought if I changed it while she was away, maybe it would be better. I only put them over the bottom half, because she is used to looking out at the stars at night.

When she got home she didn't like them at first, but I think they are growing on her. I also made a matching pillow, and she put it on my bed in protest, but maybe she will eventually warm up to it as well.

4 comments:

A Hoosier Family said...

Tim was given a hand-made stuffed elephant when he was a child. I saw an elephant in your picture, which made me think of this. Anyway, "Phineant" or however you would spell fin-e-ant still proudly sits on his nightstand, next to our bed. :0) Who knows? Maybe one of your creations will be sitting next to someone's bed in 30 some years, still treasured? :0)

Kim Payne said...

Yes, the elephant is a new one I'm trying. What a neat thought!

Amy said...

Hi Kim!

All of your things look so good! I love handcrafted things, but the only crafty thing I do is scrapbook (besides learning to quilt from Wanda). Oh, and I cross-stitch occasionally. Any sewing I ever do has to be done under close supervision by my mom. Anyway, maybe I can come up to see your wares on the First Friday!

I'm going to pick up my blog award and post it on my blog some time, I promise!

Kim Payne said...

Oh, I'd love to see you at First Fridays! Maybe you can teach me scrapbooking - it's something I just haven't gotten to yet. Although I did recently discover all the loooovely paper in that section of Hobby Lobby...