. . . for Lauren and Lauren: One thing at a time

January 29, 2012

One thing at a time

 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 made mine a little different! 

Plush Lion



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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24 comments:

diary of this girl - megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh my goodness! the scarf is beautiful, and that little lion is adorable :) is it strange that i want to make one for myself haha? what a great gift, too!

-megan

Alana Christine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are so stinking creative. I'm so jealous! haha

20 Going on 80 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE that pink striped shirt! I've been looking for one so I'll definitely have to check out JCPenney! Stopping by from FF...newest follower :)

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That scarf turned out so gorgeous! Go you :)

And I totally feel you on needing to stop and do one thing at a time.
That's something that I'm working on, too!

xo!

Cassandra said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That lion is so cute!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Breanna Hohenstein said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a cute idea for a baby shower gift:) Too cute!

Elisha(: said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

cutaaayy(:

Rebecca from See Me Rwar said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the double stripes! What a cute top!

See Me Rwar

Jen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this! Great idea, I totally have to make this for my baby due in March :)

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE the stripes on stripes in this outfit - so cute!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your striped scarf & boots!

Kim, USA said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I really like your scarf. And yes I think we women like to multi-tasks men felt dizzy watching us hahaha.

Kim, USA

Betsy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that lion so much. I am adding it to my list of things to make!

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute outfits! I love the lion you made, it looks soo good!

bonbon said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am obsessed with the hot pink and white striped shirt. Absolutely OBSESSED! If you ever get sick of it... send it my way!

bonnie
bonnielouisa.blogspot.com

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love that lion, how adorable is that, my son would love it!

Jill said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a cute lion! Great job- and a lovely clear tutorial!


I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Nicole Feliciano said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Crafty and fashionable--a double threat! Thanks for showing off your style on Monday Mingle over at Momtrends!

Cath said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

PS. I'm having a great giveaway from Cutting Edge Stencils and would love it if you came by and entered :)

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is cute! You did a nice job. Happy you linked to Things I've Done Thursday!

Melanie www.bearrabbitbear.com

Amy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's adorable! I have several friends who are expecting babies right now; maybe I'll have to try this out! Looks cute and very do-able! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays; hope you'll be back!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Viva la stripes! You look adorbs!

Cherished Events said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Loving your style and loving your blog. New follower from the Social. The outfit is GREAT! Can't wait to look around some more.