Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New pattern(s)

Conversation last week between Courtney and Grandma G:

C: Grandma, can we make a stuffed animal?

G: What kind of stuffed animal?

C: What kind can you make?

G: I think I've seen patterns for a teddy bear... or a kitty.

C: I want a stuffed kitty!!

G: But I don't 'have' the pattern. I'd have to look it up and print it. And it would take a long time to make the kitty.

C: I can make you a patteren! (<-She added the extra syllable. :) )

G: Can you?! Okay... you make me one (I said a bit fearfully as I wondered just how this was gonna work!).

So she drew me a "patteren"... and here it is:

The kitty, of course, is on the right. I was a little concerned about how she expected me to make a stuffed kitty out of that. But as it turned out, all she wanted me to do with it was cut it out for her. So that I did, and she was quite happy with her patteren. It could even stand up (if nobody breathed too hard)! And nothing more was said about making a stuffed kitty. Whew!

Did you notice the "Discover Every Day Giveaway"? Grandpa and I were actually lucky enough to win a $25 Discover gift card in one of their Every Day drawings. When it arrived in the mail, it came with that big "word balloon" shaped tablet that Courtney makes good use of every time she comes. So we all lucked out. In more ways than one. ;)

Speaking of patterns, I now have a new one for my next sewing project. It's a home designed one from an Etsy shop. It looked to be fairly easy (hmmm... does that sound familiar somehow?). Much more so than the last 2 bags I made. I studied the pattern Sunday in preparation for sewing. Oh, my.... the item itself shouldn't be too bad to make... IF I can get past the writing skills (not to mention typos) of the pattern creator which leave a LOT to be desired!! Yikes! Here I go again.....

I did, however, sew another quick-and-easy item yesterday. It needs Courtney's help for the finishing touches today, then hopefully I can show it to you tomorrow. Do stop back and check it out!


Auntie Kris said...

Can't wait to see your next project! J&J are spending the week with G'ma & G'pa H, so I'm truly on vacation.

The Luedtke Family said...

Looking forward to seeing Courtney's and your latest project!

JHRME said...

I can't wait! Ps. I too breathed a sigh of relief for you!

Grandma G said...

Bet your house is awfully quiet, Kris! Enjoy it while it lasts! I saw the girls yesterday when they came with your mom to pick up Courtney. And they might come again this afternoon for a kitty visit. ;)

New project reveal is just moments away!