August 25, 2009

A Better Day

Today was a better day all around. The cock pot isn't simmering with something yummy for dinner, but I got to play at my sewing machine... ALONE... With the Music turned up! My kind of music even... Yesterday evening I pulled out some thing called cheater panels. These are to make stuffed animals. While a Cheater Panel for a Quilt I completely understand the "cheat" part of it I fail to understand "cheat" on these stuffed little bundles of joy.
Front of jacket

I read the directions once, twice, three times. I looked at the pattern pieces and back at the panel. I don't understand why, but the pattern had me using 1/4" and not finishing any of the edges or seams. That seemed like a disaster waiting to happen. After all children play with stuffed animals. So I started with the Jacket. I lined it so completely with some re purposed leftover muslin that it is in fact reversible. Maybe while Jessica naps I can start on the skirt.
Reversed aka inside out

Jessica did indeed have a better day, and I was greeted with a smile. I completely forgot to mention that yesterday Jessica counted to 39, hows that for barely 4? She told me they didn't count at school yesterday so I can give all the credit to singing that Cinderella jump rope song. Awesome hu? I also finished my knit trivets. These turned out really pretty and because they are 100% cotton knit they feel amazing. I am hoping that with these as well as the panels I've pulled out of my stash pile I will have a little bit of inventory for my on little online shop. Who knows, and only time will tell.


stitchinpenny said...

Glad you had a better day all around.

Aunt Spicy said...

Can not wait to see the skirt, the jacket is adorable! Keep having good days!

Heather Landry said...

So the jacket is for her stuffed animals? Hmm. Now you'll have me wanting to start more projects. LOL A matching dress for her babydolls maybe? I bet it'll go quicker than her dress did. By the way, she absolutely loves the dress I made. It almost makes up for all of the aggravation. Almost. LOL