i mean my face is in a magazine!!! the lovely linda (i never seem to say her name without putting the word lovely in front of it) left me a comment and email to tell me that my letter to the editor was published in this months issue of handmade magazine (patchwork special 40 projects to create). my first big attempt at using a sewing machine was to make my babushka doll from a one red robin pattern (creator jhoanna monte aranez). she is an amazing softies designer and creator and nice gal to boot. after i made it and took a thousand photos i decided to email a letter to handmade to show her off. she isnt perfect and she has been kissed heaps since i made her so she is a bit shabby at the moment but i made her and i am proud of her.
here she is, i put bells on her side because i couldnt work out how to sew the ribbon in the inside!!
the best part was the hand stitching. if you enlarge it you can see my bad back stitching effort on her hair.
the base sucks but for the life of me i couldnt understand what i was supposed to do. i have weighted her base so she stands up but i would put heaps more stuffing into the next one i make. here she is with her biggest fan and the reason why she is all fluffy and sticky on the face. (smooch smooch goes claudia aaaarrgggg goes mum)
since making her i havent really touched the sewing machine but rather i do all my sewing by hand. i dont mind hand stitching in fact i love it but i think i would open a whole new world if i would just conquer my fears of my 'little brother' (it is a little brown brother sewing machine).
i guess i have the rest of my life to keep working on it.
oh no why did i mention the word work!! i only have 10 days left of holidays eeeekkkk. my classroom is a mess and i need to clean it before i can meet with my new teaching partner to sort out the term ahead of us. ok deep breath, everything will be ok.
on brighter news baby adelaide will be transferring to a hospital in her home town of toowoomba tomorrow, that will make life easier for mum and dad. they got to hold her the other day and the photos of mum bonding are absolutely tear jerking. another pretty girl born into the world!
good night friends, i suppose now that i am famous you will be wanting my autograph.