Shirt: JCPenney Leggings & Boots: Kohls Scarf: handmade
I've realized lately that I can't just do one thing at a time. If I am watching a movie, then I am usually making a craft or on my computer. If I am sewing or working on a project, I'll have my laptop in the room and watch a show too. I am working on trying to do one thing at a time and enjoy it. This weekend Chris and I watched a movie and I just watched it - without doing anything else. It was really nice. And I made two projects, without doing anything else. I enjoyed the quiet time and felt like it was more relaxing. I'm sure I'll still multitask often, but I want to work on enjoying and committing to doing one thing at a time.
Here's the first thing I made this weekend:
Sorry for the poor quality picture, but it is a lace/silk scarf.
I''m excited to wear it this week and post the link where I found the tutorial.
I have a few baby showers coming up and wanted to start working on some gifts. I've seen similar projects online but didn't find one I like with a tutorial - so I did my best to make my own!
Start by cutting out two circles. I used this really soft and fuzzy fabric. (I traced one of my trivets for a good sized circle.)
On the back of one of the circles, pin where you want your nose to go. (I used felt for the nose). Then draw where you want the mouth to be.
I did the mouth by hand. I'm sure it would look better if you used your sewing machine, but I was too afraid I wouldn't be able to make the shape right.
Then sew on your nose. (I used the machine for this.)
And add buttons for the eyes.
I used all different kinds of ribbons that I had and cut them in strips. Then folded them in half and pinned them to the front of your other circle.
I wish I would've made my strips shorter. They stick out a little too far, I think. Next time!
Lay your other piece face down and pin in place.
Once I started sewing these together, the pins that were on the inside holding the ribbon kept getting in the way. I ended up moving them to the outside.
Sew all the way around your piece, leaving a small opening so you can flip it through.
Turn your lion inside out.
Then fill it up with stuffing/filling and sew shut.
And you have a little plush lion!
I think I'll hang it on the outside of one of my baby shower gifts.
Hope you had a great weekend - I am wishing tomorrow was not Monday!
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